We had the pleasure and privilege of staying with Tom and ChiChi at Matemwe Bandas. It's really not really a hotel as much as a private bungalow. And with only three of them on the property, the entire place basically feels like it's all yours.
The staff was incredible and they made the best food we had during our stay on the beach. The private pool area is incredible, with comfy chairs and hammocks to lounge in. The front of the bungalows open up directly onto a beautiful stretch of white sand beach where you can walk for a mile before seeing another tourist. The bungalows themselves couldn't be more perfect. They were designed to facilitate natural flow of outside air, while still being netted off from any bugs. The shower in our room was built around a living tree. The bed was as comfortable as it gets, with nice linens and soft pillows.
In our short time here, I quickly realized that Matemwe Bandas is the nicest beach accommodation I've ever stayed in. For the remainder of our 7 month trip around the world, it will continue to set the standard for luxury beach accommodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Matemwe Bandas is as faithful to its natural surroundings and to the highest levels of luxury as we are to millennia old traditions of local master craftsmanship. We are also a fair trade business that is substantially locally owned, while every member of our team (including our four young apprentices) hails from the village of Matemwe around our property.With private direct access from your verandah, Matemwe’s breathtaking beach is only a step away. You can walk along its majestic palmed-lined breadth on dazzlingly white, super fine sand basking in the brilliant tropical sunshine for miles in both directions, only occasionally coming across other people. Nestling on the beach's edge in rustic exclusivity, our luxury coco wood and palm thatch bungalows share an elegant 11m x 5m swimming fresh water pool and sandy, decked and canopy-covered communal areas. We offer butler service and a la carte local & international fusion cuisine. We also provide high speed Wi-Fi Internet access, laundry service and mineral water in the bandas for free to all residents. ... more less
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- Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar