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Beautiful White Sand Beach

If you are looking for a clean white sand beach that is not busy this is the beach to visit. The... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Jaqui D
Cape Town, South Africa
Gorgeous beach, nice locals!

We stayed at Zanzibar Magic Boutique Hotel (loved it) and I did a Refresher and went Scuba Diving... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

If you are looking for a clean white sand beach that is not busy this is the beach to visit. The turquoise and shimmering waters are a sight to behold

Thank Jaqui D
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We stayed at Zanzibar Magic Boutique Hotel (loved it) and I did a Refresher and went Scuba Diving with Dive Point (excellent). My Mom and I also booked a Mnemba snorkel trip through the guys at Bella Vista (+255 773 966 676), who totally rock:...More

2  Thank laurallland
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We stayed on the beach at the Hodi Hodi resort and the sunrises were beautiful. That being said, this is definitely not the nicest beach on the island. For one, nothing is manicured and there was a incredibly large amount of seaweed everywhere. At low...More

Thank SteveR426
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

A stretch of beach on the North East coast of Zanzibar facing the Indian Ocean. A little known fact is Matemwe is O deg North to Mecca. (Just thought I'd say). However, Matemwe is a mile after mile stretch of white powdery stuff. There are...More

Thank RicardoBowie
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The beach is beautiful....the tide goes out A LONG way....sadly when the tide comes in it deposits rubbish like plastic bottles. The authorities are quick to keep it nice though!

Reviewed August 24, 2018

What a beach! Stretches for what seems like an eternity in both directions. The sand is almost too white ... the sea is warm and listening to the surf break on the nearby reef is very relaxing. There are quite a lot of sea urchins...More

1  Thank Barney B
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Beautiful beach with soft white sand, great for long walks; there are some good restaurants to have nice meals

Thank Lucy-su-15
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

White sand, beautiful water and lovely and quiet. Very few tourists around. Easy access to the best reefs on the island. Plenty of good restaurants around. Would come here again.

Thank sarzra
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

I liked this beach. not much on it it the quietness is good. a bit of rubbish lying about. but if you want a beach more or less to yourself then this is it.

1  Thank fras65
Reviewed August 18, 2018

This beach has clear water and white soft sand that stretches far away...it is absolutely gorgeous and you have also the choice to do some "coral tours" to see beautiful corals with locals when the tide is low. Wonderful place to be and the people...More

1  Thank Danuza
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May 18, 2018|
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Response from Gilda18 | Reviewed this property |
You can hire a guide & special shoes at the hotel and walk out among the sea urchins to the reef. Swimming only when the tide is in I would say.
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December 31, 2017|
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Response from AshrafBadr | Reviewed this property |
1 trip from Stone Town to Matemwe can cost up to 45 USD (the usual rule is 1 USD per km). 1 full day with your own rented car costs 30-35 USD depending on the season. I rented my 4WD from Kibabu cars and it was one of the... More
November 7, 2017|
Response from 552helenan | Reviewed this property |
i think around 20-30 min.
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