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Beach holiday with friends

A quiet, pristine, solitary beach perfect for viewing sunrise. The sand is as white as can be, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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 14 October 2018
Jaqui D
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quiet, pristine, solitary beach perfect for viewing sunrise. The sand is as white as can be, and the few seaweeds that wash up in the morning, are usually raked away and never seen. Can sit here for hours on end.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank farheenk7
Reviewed 14 October 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jaqui D
Reviewed 26 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank laurallland
Reviewed 8 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank SteveFEAT8848
Reviewed 2 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RicardoBowie
Reviewed 1 September 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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 24 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Barney B
Reviewed 23 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lucy-su-15
Reviewed 18 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sarzra
Reviewed 18 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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18 May 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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31 December 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
7 November 2017|
Response from 552helenan | Reviewed this property |
i think around 20-30 min.
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