One of just 12 bungalows built from stone, wood and thatch, my suite blends beautifully into its stunning surrounds. Tropical it may be but it s also truly luxurious: the enormous king size bed is, well, fit for a king, while the lavish en suite s with its deep tub and walk in shower makes me feel shamelessly pampered. However, the views across a turquoise expanse of Indian Ocean are perhaps the biggest treat of all.
Perched atop a coral rock, Matemwe is bordered by exquisite beaches and there s no better place to drink them in than from the gently swinging hammock that graces my private verandah. Although the lodge s open air restaurant is an equal contender. When I m not sipping cocktails around the multi-level pool, I m at the dive centre getting some much-need instruction, or I m on an excursion to one of the neighboring villages or historic Stone Town. Next, though - the Spice Tour.