A little slice of heaven
We spent 6 wonderful days at Matemwe Retreat in 'Nuru' at the end of our Honeymoon and it was fantastic. Menlad was a superb butler - very attentive to detail and professional. We loved our Swahili lessons! The retreat, with its stunning views, very thoughtful design and amazing roof terrace with plunge pool was all we had hoped for and more. Thank you to all the staff for making us feel so welcome and at home."
Bex and Chris (UK) | Stayed in October, 2012 at Matemwe Retreat
Forever in our hearts
A complete piece of heaven on earth. Nothing but the sound of the ocean to occupy your thoughts. My fiancé and I were blessed to visit Matemwe for a weekend getaway. With the support of the amazing crew, who treated us like family we were blessed to be married on the idyllic whit sandy beaches. Thank you for making our wedding day so beautiful and making us feel so special."
Jnaus (Australia) | Stayed in June, 2012 at Matemwe Retreat
Our stay in Matemwe Retreat has been absolutely brilliant! To have such privacy in the villa with personal plunge pool, the most beautiful view, great bathroom, romantic bedroom really was breathtaking. Our butler Menlad was excellent; he made sure we got everything we needed, always with a smile and Hakuna Matata, no problem!"
Hein & Chris (The Netherlands) | Stayed in October, 2012 at Matemwe Retreat
A perfect way to end our visit to Africa
After a 9-day safari we were ready to relax. The resort is beautiful and the staff is magnificent. We were met by David (the manager) and our butler for our stay, from then on we were treated like family. Everyone knows your name and is so friendly. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary there. Our friends contacted the resort prior to our visit and we surprised by a dinner on our friends rooftop. It was beautiful and the staff joined us to celebrate. I cried when we left. And I will return. Oh wait. Salem, Abdi and Edi. You are in our hearts forever."
Maggi, Lori, Johnny, Craig & Susan (St. Thomas) | Stayed in July, 2012 at Matemwe Retreat
Conde Nast Traveller
“Matemwe is on the last strip of sand before the beaches give way to cliffs on the dry north-east coast of the island, which feels very unspoilt (in neighbouring Matemwe village, people still make their living from fishing and selling coconuts). It is honeymoon heaven here. Overlooking a shallow, rocky lagoon fringed by a coral reef, the double-storey thatched villas are wonderful for hanging out in a hammock on your balcony, or taking a dip in your private rooftop pool while watching fleets of dugout canoes and dhows sail with the tide.
“The Spice Islands of Zanzibar" | Stayed in March, 2012 at Matemwe Retreat
The retreat itself is stunning. So much so that all our plans to get out and about to see the island were quickly forgotten in favour of lazing around our private 2 storey villa and being waited on hand and foot by our wonderful butler Iddi. Iddi was the ultimate professional but at the same time became a friend by the end of the holiday."
Gemma (UK) | Stayed in September, 2012 at Matemwe Retreat