A unique beach Lodge where we ask our guests to become family. Choose between 6 separate Listings for our 6 different rooms. Whichever room, we want you to feel you are at home within a hotel. This Listing is for the Utupoa, Kijiji bedroom.
“What an amazing experience we had at the Utupoa. Spectacular beach, quality accommodations, wonderful food and a truly unique familial vibe. My husband and I are generally independent travelers who don’t seek out a b&b experience, but Utupoa was highly recommended by friends so we made the journey and loved every minute. We got to meet both hosts, Joyce (my hero) and Tim (my other hero), who are an extremely kind and interesting couple who make you feel like family. Their daughters were visiting at the time as well - both very cool and kind and welcoming. We treasured the experience getting to know their whole family along with a dozen other guests from around the globe. Highly recommend you book a visit and we hope to visit again. Thanks Joyce & Tim!”
Ngalawa are traditional trimaran dugouts used by Matemwe fishermen whose white lateen sails have graced our blue lagoon for centuries. We designed this ensuite bedroom as a tribute, indeed from the timbers of one we once sailed.
“We have no words to describe our wonderful stay at Utupoa. Meeting Tim and Joyce was an absolute honor, they are truly fantastic! Every night we joined them for dinner, together with other guests and we had a lovely time getting to know them and sharing different experiences. The food, cooked by the wonderful Aziza was delicious every single meal and she was extremely accomodating to our vegan diet and everybody elses needs! Matemwe is the perfect location. Utopoa is surrounded by the most enchanted beach with beautiful clear blue water and overall peace! We will definitely stay with Tim and Joyce again and we highly recommend this place to anybody going to Zanzibar (Unguja).”
A secluded, quiet and comfortable beach cottage directly on the powder soft, palm fringed beach of Matemwe. Private pool, BBQ and well equipped kitchen for self-catering. Within easy distance from restaurants and small beach lodges. Owners close by to offer any assistance you need with purchasing supplies, organising tours and interesting insights to island life.
“It was a pleasure staying at Gails and Garys place and if we could, we would’ve stayed longer! They were so kind and always did their best to support us. The house is really nice and clean (it was cleaned once a day) with two ACs to get along with the humidity. It’s separated from the hosts house so you have a lot of privacy and it has its own access to the beach. They can arrange different trips, e.g. to Stone Town or a spice tour, and snorkeling or diving as Gary has his own Diving School. They easily arrange a driver if you need one and provide tasty bread and fruits. We highliy recommend the accommodation of Gail and Gary! Thank you so much for hosting us.”