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Indulge in our Exceptional Hospitality

At Matlai, we believe in going above and beyond to make our guests stay truly extraordinary. We understand that every detail matters when it comes to creating lasting memories, and that's why we've curated a selection of special amenities and experiences to pamper our guests.



butler serves welcome drinks

Welcome Cocktail
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted with a delightful welcome cocktail designed to showcase the character of Matlai. This special gesture sets the stage for a wonderful stay, welcoming you with a touch of our hospitality and attention to detail. Indeed, the fresh coconut water is a treat even without alcohol.


morning yoga with sea view
Yoga Mats and Dumbbells
Our tip for a wonderful new morning: Embrace the sunrise. Unroll the yoga mat provided in each room on your balcony or terrace and invigorate your body with the Yoga Sun Salutation, Surya Namaskar. For yoga beginners: In this sequence, we bow to the star (our sun), which gifts us with light and warmth. We also express gratitude for the life energy flowing through us, keeping us alive. The Yoga Sun Salutation involves a series of asanas, perfectly synchronized and excellent as a strengthening warm-up for the entire body. Due to its activating and energizing effects, it's particularly enjoyed in the early morning, ensuring you start your day full of vitality. For additional exercise, our dumbbells are available. Following your workout, allow us to serve breakfast on your terrace as you relish a new day on our beautiful island.

breakfast on the balcony with morning saying

Breakfast Sayings
Mornings with us are accompanied by more than just delicious meals. Our breakfast service is accompanied by inspiring and uplifting quotes that create an atmosphere of positivity as you start your day. All quotes originate from various African countries and accompany you with their wisdom throughout the day.





hidden dining spots in the garden
Preferred Seating & Flexible Meal Times
Enjoy the luxury of choosing your preferred seating for all meals. Begin your day with breakfast served on your balcony or one of our terraces, offering a breathtaking ocean view.
Whether you have a favorite spot in our restaurant or desire a more private setting, we ensure you get the best seat. Additionally, we understand the importance of flexibility, offering meal times tailored to your schedule for a truly personalized dining experience.


romantic dinner places with candles and lanterns

Romantic Dinner Places
Discover intimate dining experiences in our specially designated romantic spots. A candlelit dinner on your terrace or balcony, at one of the secluded spots in the garden, or by the beach - the choice is yours. Reserve your preferred spot and relish an evening filled with love and delectable cuisine. Of course, you can also dine in our atmospheric restaurant.


african fairy tales
Bedtime Stories
As an imaginative conclusion to your day, immerse yourself in the charm of African bedtime stories. Treat yourself to a unique evening ritual during bedtime. Our room service will place a new tale from the rich tapestry of African stories on your bed every evening. Each story is original and offers a fascinating glimpse into African culture.
These stories are as diverse as the continent itself - some whimsical, others infused with humor, but all undeniably intriguing. As you relax and delve into these stories, you'll find yourself transported to a world where tradition, folklore, and imagination seamlessly intertwine.


romantic open air cinema with popcorn

Open-Air Cinema
Immerse yourself in the magic of a private cinema under the stars. Our open-air cinema nights provide a unique and cozy setting with blankets and cushions, creating the perfect ambiance for a cinematic experience. Choose your favorite movie from our DVD collection and indulge in a romantic, thrilling, or action-packed evening. Popcorn is, of course, on the house.

enjoying SUP and kayak in front of Matlai
SUP or Kayak
Delight in the serenity of our surroundings by exploring the waters with stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) or kayaking. Whether you're an experienced paddler or a first-timer, these water activities provide a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure against the backdrop of our picturesque locale. Our staff will provide you with safety instructions and assist in launching the paddle board or kayak into the water.


table games in Zatiny restaurant

Table Games
Relax and have fun with our collection of board games. From classic board games to strategic card games, we offer a variety of options to entertain guests of all ages.
Explore the extensive game collection in the lounges of your accommodation and in the game cabinet at our bar. Are you interested in the highly popular Bao game in Zanzibar? Our butlers would be delighted to explain the rules.


table soccer and dart playing in Zatiny restaurant
Table Soccer & Dart
For those seeking a bit of friendly competition, indulge in lively matches of table soccer or try your hand at darts. These games offer a perfect blend of skill and amusement, creating an engaging environment for guests looking to add a touch of excitement to their stay.


butler serving meals on the beach of the Indian ocean

Beach & Pool Service
Enjoy the sun or take a refreshing dip in your inviting pool with the assurance of our attentive beach and pool service. Our butlers are ready to serve you refreshing drinks, snacks, or full meals wherever you may be, providing everything you need for a day of relaxation.


bicycle tour in Michamvi
Bicycles
Explore the beauty of our surroundings on two wheels with our complimentary bicycle borrowing service! Whether you're seeking a leisurely ride along the beach or an adventurous exploration of the area, our bicycles are the perfect companion for your outdoor excursions. Enjoy the freedom to pedal at your own pace, immerse yourself in nature, and discover hidden gems waiting to be uncovered. Simply inquire with one of the butlers to reserve your bicycle and embark on a journey of discovery.

Guests enjoying an extended stay of 7 days or more will be pleasantly surprised with some additional extras.


foot massage in Bustani spa of Hotel Matlai

Voucher for Foot or Head Massage in our Bustani Spa
Elevate your sense of well-being with a voucher for a soothing foot or head massage at our esteemed Bustani Spa. Let our skilled therapists transport you to a world of tranquility, where stress melts away, and relaxation takes center stage.



aluminium bottles as for environment protection
Matlai Aluminium Drinking Bottles
To protect the environment, we refrain from using disposable bottles. Instead, we provide our guests with refillable glass bottles filled from reusable water gallons. For your convenience during excursions, we offer aluminum bottles - stylish and eco-friendly - as a complimentary gift from us, ensuring you have access to fresh and chilled drinking water wherever you go.


shopping bags as a departure gift

Gift upon Departure
As a token of our gratitude for choosing Matlai for a longer stay or as a returner, we present you with a special departure gift. This memento is a small expression of our appreciation for your time with us and a reminder of the wonderful moments shared during your stay.



At Matlai, these special extras are not just amenities – they are expressions of our commitment to providing an unparalleled guest experience. We invite you to savor the moments, create memories, and let us be the architects of your unforgettable stay. Welcome to a world where every detail is designed to make your journey with us truly exceptional.





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