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Look no further than Boutique Hotel Matlai in Michamwi, situated on the stunning south-east coast of Zanzibar, East Africa. Our boutique hotel offers guests a truly unique and extraordinary beach accommodation, set amidst a lush tropical garden and boasting breathtaking views of the turquoise Indian Ocean.

Designed as an exclusive villa resort, Boutique Hotel Matlai is the perfect choice for those seeking a high level of comfort and privacy in a relaxed atmosphere. Our idyllic location under tropical palm trees allows you to spoil yourself and escape the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Indulge in the tranquil surroundings and let us take care of the rest. Our dedicated team of staff are on hand to ensure your every need is met, allowing you to truly unwind and relax. Whether you're looking to soak up the sun on our pristine beaches, take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, or simply lounge by the pool, Boutique Hotel Matlai offers the ultimate luxury getaway.

Villa Kidosho pool with guest

exclusive, engaged, individual

>Welcome drink on arrival. >Full board with 3 meals and afternoon tea/coffee or > Half board with breakfast and dinner. > Desired menu. > Choice of meal times between 7.00 and 22.00 o'clock. >Water, tea, coffee. > Beach bag and beach towels. > WiFi in the entire hotel area. > Mobile phone & WhatsApp group for service call. > Visa, AMEX and MasterCard accepted.

personal, discreet, attentive

> Service from 7 am to 10 pm > 24h hotline for emergency cases > Personalized in-room check-in > In-room dining > Drinks and meals on private balcony/terrace > Beach & garden service > Private open-air cinema > Private theme evenings > Romantic dining for special celebrations > Organization of beach games & local activities > Booking of trips > Flight confirmation

pampering, relaxing, romantic

Enhance your stay with our special extras. We offer: > Romantic candle light dinner - dine in a romantic atmosphere created by candlelight and with a special decoration at the beach or in the garden. > This makes the experience unforgettable. > Floating breakfast in the pool - enjoy your breakfast directly in the pool. The food is served on a special tray that floats on the water. This experience is with stunning views makes the experience very special. > Private open air cinema - enjoy your favorite movie under the stars. The cinema is equipped with comfortable seating and a special sound system. To make the experience as authentic as possible popcorn will be served.

Some useful information

Visa application Travellers to Zanzibar require a valid visa. The costs are US$50 for most nationalities (US$100 for US citizens) for a single-entry visa, it is valid for a maximum of three months. If you want to avoid long lines at the airport, it's recommended to apply for your visa online in advance. You also get it on arrival at the Zanzibar International Airport, it has to be paid by credit card. Upon arrival it is required to fill out an "ENTRY / ARRIVAL DECLARATION FORM". Vaccination For Zanzibar a Yellow Fever vaccination is an entry requirement for all travelers arriving (including airport transit more than 6 hours) from countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.  Zanzibar is considered to be malaria-free, but there were some cases from November 2020. Please contact your doctor for more information.  Payments The official currency in Zanzibar is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). Banknotes come in denominations of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000 TZS. However, if you're bringing cash, the preferred means of payment is the U.S. Dollar. Just be sure to bring bills that are no older than 2006, as older bills may not be accepted. On the east coast, there are no banks, but there are ATMs in the neighborhoud in front of Karafuu Hotel and some more in Paje. It's worth noting that all ATMs in Zanzibar only dispense Tanzanian Shillings. You can also withdraw money at the airport or in Zanzibar Town. Many shops and restaurants accept credit cards. Time Zone & Swahili time Zanzibar's time zone is East Africa Time (EAT), which is UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) plus three hours. This means that during Central European Time (CET), Zanzibar is two hours ahead and during the Central European Summer Time (CEST) Zanzibar is one hour ahead. The Swahili Time is different from all other parts in the world. The reference points are sunrise and sunset. Most Swahili speakers live close to the equator, where sunrise and sunset are at the same time all year long between 6 & 7 am and 6 & 7 pm. The rising sun is the beginning of the day, therefore 7 am is 1 o’clock in Swahili time.

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