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**Pleas note**

Rani Resorts has informed us that the Matemo Island Resort will be closed due to refurbishment and repairs. The Resost will undergo assesment and an approximate time will be given for when the resort will reopen. Please take a look at our other Hotels and Resorts or contact us for any further assistance you may need.

Matemo Island Resort opened its doors in October 2004 and is situated in the heart of the Quirimbas. The focus of this luxury resort is on family leisure, fishing and diving. You can even take a "Water taxi" to the nearby Ibo Island for a fascinating, cultural experience.

Matemo Island Resort
Matemo Island Resort
Matemo Island Resort
Matemo Island Resort


The Resort has 24 thatched chalets, with versatile sleeping facilities with either two twin beds or queen size beds. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning and the convenience of mini-bars and tea/coffee making facilities.

Chalets are set separately from the main building where you'll dine on sublime local seafood fare, relax at the pool and enjoy sumptuous cocktails at the bar.

Scuba Diving at Matemo Island

Treat yourself to an underwater wonderland with captivating diving and snorkelling where you can experience some of the world's richest coral reefs. The Quirimbas Islands feature phenomenal vertical drop-offs, some up to 400 meters. These walls are abundant with coral covered caves and tropical fish ranging from Gobies to mammoth Napoleon Wrasse and game fish including Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel.

Situated in the magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago, scuba diving at Matemo is considered as some of the best in the world.
A range of courses are offered at Matemo Island Resort from Discover Scuba, Open Water and Advanced Open water, so whether you are a novice or experienced diver, you can experience the magic of scuba diving in the Quirimbas.


The majority of the diving is done off the eastern side of Matemo Island. All dives depart from the beach; either in front of the main public areas, or in front of the activity center - depending on the weather.

Dives are scheduled with the guests on the day before.
All equipment is obtainable at the activity center and guests are advised to arrive at the activity center 20 minutes before the scheduled time to prepare and check equipment. All of the diving is done by boat - Gulfcraft dolphin 31’ - and the dive leaders are all Instructor qualified to maintain the highest standards. We carry emergency DAN O² cylinders on board.
It should, however, be mentioned that we don’t dive deeper than 30 meters and people with dive computers will not be allowed to either share their computers with their buddies nor dive their computers into decompression stops.

Matemo Island is accessed from Pemba by light aircraft transfer - 20 min flight.

Matemo Island Resort
Matemo Island Resort
Matemo Island Resort
Matemo Island Resort

Other Activities on offer at Matemo Island Resort

Matemo Island Resort offers a host of exciting and unique activities. All motorised activities must be booked the previous day to ensure availability and that equipment is prepared and ready for use.....
Water skiing and tubing is presented from our Gulf Craft 20’ Swan. Slalom, Tandem, Wake- and Knee- Boards are available.......
The waters off Matemo Island are of such a superb standard that you need not be a scuba diver to enjoy the amazing diversity of the marine riches. There are a number of excellent sites where snorkellers will be able to appreciate the stunning tropical reefs, whales, dolphins, marine turtles and other exotic marine life....
Ibo Island Trips
The excursion to Ibo Island by boat is a mere 20 to 30 minutes. Dolphins may be encountered on the way. The tour begins at the age-old harbor followed by a gentle walk through the city and then on to the fort ...
Whale watching & dolphin spotting August to November for whales. Dolphin spotting takes place throughout the year, normally combined with a snorkelling excursion.
Beach games
Volleyball, beach tennis, badminton and kiddies sand building castles are available from the Activities Center.
Swimming pool
Lounge next to the pool or take a relaxing swim. Food and beverages can be ordered from the staff.
Hiking Trails
Follow one of our coastal footpaths around the island. Enjoy the multitude of flora species and listen for the call of the Fish Eagles or the warning of the Lilac Breasted Roller.
A range of single and double kayaks is on offer to our guests. Our staff will assist you with safety and paddling equipment.
Self-guided sailing options include a Hobi 16 and a Gypsy Sailing Dinghy. Our staff will gladly hoist the sails and give you guidance.
Enjoy the breeze on one of our Starboard Windsurfers. Our staff will rig the board and give you guidance.
Bird watching
Rarely seen species of birds, a vast range of Palaearctic Migrants and a variety of waders species can be seen around the island and tidal pools.
Village Tour
Guided village tours with our Landcruiser will take you through some of the villages on the island.
Sunset Cruise
Sunset Cruises provide the perfect form of relaxation after a long day.

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