Day 4–6: Overnight at Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar
After three days spent exploring the Serengeti’s plains, Zanzibar is the ideal location to end your honeymoon. After flying in from the Serengeti, you’ll be collected at the airport for a 90-minute drive through the city and across the island to Matemwe Retreat. Here you have your own rooftop deck and plunge pool with panoramic views of Zanzibar’s coastline — you’ll also be treated to a private butler and chef, so there’s really no need to leave your villa. However, if you do feel like venturing out, there’s plenty to do that will keep you busy. You will quickly ease into the laid-back rhythm of island life, and the peaceful location and relaxed atmosphere make it the perfect place to unwind. Fresh seafood, refreshing cocktails and relaxing massages come standard at Matemwe but there really is no schedule while you stay with us. After breakfast, you can take a stroll down the beach, head out on a snorkeling excursion, or take part in one of the many activities available on the island. A romantic lunch on a private sandbank — aptly dubbed ‘Infinity Island’ — is a must for couples looking to really get away from the world. Matemwe is just 60 minutes’ drive from Stone Town, allowing for easy day trips and excursions to all corners of the island. Your three days spent with us at Matemwe can be as busy, or as relaxed, as you please.
Matemwe properties are situated on the northeast coast of the idyllic Zanzibar Island. Framed by white sands and coconut palms, this is the perfect beach escape. Meals are served at your private deck at the villa, which has stunning sea views. Each of the villas have views of the ocean from their sea-facing verandahs. There are two large pools, one which overlooks the Indian
Ocean and another that is more secluded and private. Matemwe Lodge (a few meters from your villa at the Retreat) offers direct access to the beach and there are many activities to be enjoyed on the island. There is also an Spa whereby you can indulge in a few spa treatments during your time with us.