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.
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
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
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.
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
Matemo Island is accessed from Pemba by light aircraft transfer - 20
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....
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
to November for whales. Dolphin spotting takes place throughout the
year, normally combined with a snorkelling excursion.
Volleyball, beach tennis, badminton and kiddies sand building castles
are available from the Activities Center.
Lounge next to the pool or take a relaxing swim. Food and beverages
can be ordered from the staff.
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.
Rarely seen species of birds, a vast range of Palaearctic Migrants
and a variety of waders species can be seen around the island and
Guided village tours with our Landcruiser will take you through some
of the villages on the island.
Sunset Cruises provide the perfect form of relaxation after a long