Matemwe Lodge occupies an isolated spot above a long sandy beach. It’s a reliable choice; with stylish upgraded rooms, plenty of space and it has a very well-established atmosphere. Its exclusive sister lodge Matemwe Retreat has only 3 villas, each with their own private plunge pool.
Tanzania’s top beach destination is Mnemba Island – a small island about 5km off Zanzibar’s east coast with one, small exclusive lodge on it taking just 20 people. You really can go barefoot all day here. Mnemba’s costs are very high, but then it is very good, and it’s almost always full! But with a visitor list including Bill Gates, cost of the rooms isn’t the issue to many of Mnemba’s guests.