Jafferji Beach Retreat

3.5 star property
Matemwe beachfront hotel with spa and outdoor pool

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Jafferji Beach Retreat

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Signature Suite | View from room
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; local and international cuisine
Signature Suite | View from room

Overview of Jafferji Beach Retreat



Property highlights

  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free WiFi
Matemwe, Matemwe, 1111
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Sea View Room

  • 258 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room

  • 258 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Mnemba Island - 9 min drive
  • Muyuni Beach - 16 min drive
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 30 min drive
  • Nungwi Beach - 37 min drive
  • Kendwa Beach - 51 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 86 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Mohammed’s restaurant - 7 min drive
  • Villa Kiva Garden Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • The Bridge - 8 min drive
  • Zen Zero - 17 min drive
  • Sunshine Marine Lodge - 8 min drive

About this property

Jafferji Beach Retreat

A great choice for a stay in Matemwe, Jafferji Beach Retreat features an airport shuttle. Guests can be pampered with massages at the spa and grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden.


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The onsite spa has couples treatment room(s). Services include massages.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 4.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Jafferji Beach Retreat Hotel Matemwe
Jafferji Beach Retreat Hotel
Jafferji Beach Retreat Matemwe
Jafferji Beach Retreat Hotel
Jafferji Beach Retreat Matemwe
Jafferji Beach Retreat Hotel Matemwe

Frequently asked questions

Does Jafferji Beach Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Jafferji Beach Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Jafferji Beach Retreat?
As of Oct 1, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Jafferji Beach Retreat on Oct 8, 2023 start from $85, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Jafferji Beach Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Jafferji Beach Retreat?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Jafferji Beach Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Jafferji Beach Retreat?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Jafferji Beach Retreat.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Jafferji Beach Retreat?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Jafferji Beach Retreat?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Jafferji Beach Retreat and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, scuba diving, and body boarding. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Jafferji Beach Retreat also has spa services and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Jafferji Beach Retreat?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local and international cuisine.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Kelnor, 11-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good holiday option for this part of Zanzibar. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good food and options.
Larno, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The whole setup of this property is amazing. The staff from the manager to the wait staff were super welcoming and helpful. Best seafood pasta i have had hand down. The location is quiet remote however. If you're ok spending time with yourself totally do it. I will be booking again.
Renata, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nice place, beautiful beach. Extra plus for reusable glass bottles for water!
Verena, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Property is well kept. Pool looks a little larger in the photo than in reality but otherwise everything is as pictured on their site.
Chad, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We were immediately upgraded to a huge suite with spectacular furniture with ocean view, because we booked with Expedia. MJ and the staff treated us royalty. As a boutique hotel, the menu was limited but fresh and the breakfast service choices were enjoyable.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I hadn't been to Zanzibar in many years and was afraid that the road from Stone Town (we took the ferry from Dar es Salaam) would be rough but it was a pleasant surprise to see the road was completely smooth, well maintained all the way to Matemwe. There were 6 of us staying at Jafferji Beach Retreat and were warmly welcomed on our arrival by manager "MJ" with a nice cool drink. Our rooms were very spacious and clean. The pool was very clean and nice to relax at. The breakfast each morning was excellent with a range of choices. We had dinner at Jafferji each evening and every meal we had was well-prepared - they have a great chef! Grilled octopus is a great choice as well as the prawns, if you like seafood. There are only small resorts bordering the Jafferji so this portion of the beach in Matemwe is very quiet. Most of the activity we could see were fishermen fishing with nets in the reef, which goes out several hundred meters. The reef is rough with a lot of sea urchins so if you venture out on the reef, make sure to wear thick diving boots or shoes you don't mind getting wet. If you head to the right on the beach, you will find a small fish market that is very active around noon. There are also a couple other resorts and restaurants down that way if you want to try lunch or dinner someplace else to mix it up. My wife had a pedicure and we all had a massage at the spa. Great massage! The masseuses come from Cinnamon Spa in Stone Town. MJ did a great job managing!
2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The hotel has a great location and views. Spacious room, friendly staff, ready to assist with anything.
Andriana, 9-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Nathan, 2-night family trip
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