Zanzibar North East
the island's prime location, most of Zanzibar's top-end accommodation is set on the north-east beaches. The diving is excellent here, there's not much tidal variation and the archipelago's best reefs of Mnemba Island lie a kilometre offshore
Matemwe is the northernmost beach on the North east coast of Zanzibar and has remained reasonably intimate compared to more built up and westernized destinations to the south. The beach offers fine white sands and remains reasonably unspoiled. As with all beaches on the northern coast (except Pongwe) swimming is impossible at low tide and the beach becomes an extensive desert of coral flats.