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Matemo Island Resort

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Matemo Island, Cabo Delgado Province 3201, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013
RichLain Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This was the perfect get away for our honeymoon. Jason and Karen were the perfect hosts. The water was an amazing temp which complemented the excellent diving conditions. Seafood almost everyday and candle light dinners on the beach were idyllic. If you want to get away from everything this is the perfect spot.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed at Matemo Island resort on honeymoon. I cannot use enough superlatives to describe this resort. Jason & Karen make an incredible team and contribute to making this place heaven on earth. The staff are incredible, the most down to earth people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting! The food is amazing, breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I think "paradise" has been and always be the word most used on this stunning place reviews. I'd like to confirm it. The 4 days we spent there will be engraved in our lives forever. What a beautiful place with such wonderful staff. Big Thanks to Eliseu and team for helping us in having such a great time. All the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Most relaxing weekend away! Beautiful Island ! Truly the jewel of Mozambique ! This Island has a lot to offer, excellent diving and snorkelling facilities. They offer a trip to the famous Historical Ibo island, where u visit the old forts and can also buy silver jewellery made from the old silver coins. The food was Fabulous simple tasty fresh... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We went to Matemo Resort for our honeymoon in November. Jason, Karen and the Matemo team ensured that our every need was met in a unassuming and easy manner. We did 4 amazing dives, with the one off Ibo Island being the most memorable. The fish life is abundant, the coral breathtaking and the water so warm. The rooms are... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Matemo is the picture perfect beach holiday. The accommodation is luxurious, with well furnished rooms, right on the shoreline. The food is a 3 couse meal, with 2selections for the mains. The food is very well prepared and very tasty. Free wifi in the common area, that is always a plus point in any resort. The scuba diving is very... More

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Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

If you want to go to a place where the beach starts at your door and where the food and service is of outstanding quality, then you must visit Matemo Island Resort. We were a bit quiet when we left on the 25th of November 2012 as we had just had the most wonderful holiday, made all the more special... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at matemo for 9 nights with friends and already my husband & I are planning out return visit. The location is wonderful, the food divine and the staff friendly & attentive. Especially Karen & Jason who seem to make it their sole being for guests to have a wonderful stay. The excursions were well run & thoroughly enjoyable... More

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Maputo, Mozambique
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I visited Matemo with my husband, I will remember this as the experience of a lifetime. We had excellent weather and the clear blue ocean all around the island was perfect for swimming. Our beach chalet was not even 10m from the ocean, and we spend most mornings in the sea. We also went on a sundowner cruise on a... More

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Chingola, Central, Zambia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We stayed here as a group of 19 for three nights. The setting is paradise with beautiful beaches on your doorstep and the turquoise ocean beyond. We all had so much fun and really didn't want to leave. The diving was great, as was the deep sea fishing and I think we all over the three days went for a... More

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Address: Matemo Island, Cabo Delgado Province 3201, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Cabo Delgado Province > Quirimbas Archipelago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Matemo Island Resort 4.5*
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