Matemwe lies perched on a
coral rock, surrounded by the best beaches and right opposite the Mnemba
Atoll, which offers spectacular diving and snorkeling. The friendly staff,
relaxed atmosphere, lush tropical gardens, fine white sand, intimate
swimming pools, massages, and magnificent food specializing in fresh seafood
make Matemwe the ultimate tropical paradise on the intriguing island of
The lodge consists of 12 beautiful bungalows, built from local materials and
surrounded by beautiful garden. Each suite has a private veranda with
hammocks and couches overlooking the Indian Ocean. Inside the room, you'll
find a grand, king-size bed, an extra single bed, plenty of space and
personal touches. The bathrooms are large and have deep bathtubs and walk-in
showers. Although mosquitoes are rare in Matemwe, all rooms are equipped
with a large mosquito net.
The open-air restaurant overlooks the ocean and has a tranquil area to
lounge in as well. Seafood is the specialty of the house, with all produce
bought daily from the local markets. Lunch is a buffet offering a delicious
mix of African and European flavors. Dinner offers a choice of main courses
with fish, meat and vegetarian options.
Matemwe has a multi-level swimming pool surrounded with lounge chairs
overlooking the ocean. Freshly mixed cocktails are served at the poolside
Ngalawas, fleets of traditional wooden sailing boats, pass by Matemwe -
delivering a dream for any photographer - and the lodge is a daily stop for
the fishermen who sell fresh crab, lobster and fish to Matemwe for lunches
and dinners. Enjoy this sight at early morning, when fresh coffee and
delicious cookies are served at your veranda. In the evening, the full moon
rising out of the sea is a wonderfully romantic experience.
For those who need to make contact with the outside world, we offer internet
and telephone/fax facilities; television still hasn't made it to paradise.