Hodi Hodi

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A small collection of boutique Family Houses on the beach .
Hodi Hodi is a brand new development on Zanzibar’s pristine Matemwe beach, comprising three beach houses varying in size to be booked either for exclusive use or as separate family suites. All of the rooms are sea facing and there is a small communal pool with a cocktail island, a bar and restaurant.

  • Hodi Hodi Holidays

  • Need to Know

  • FAQ

  • Expect to Pay

These villas are available throughout the year. Below are some prices for holidays on selected dates intended as a guide:

£2995 7 Nights at Hodi Hodi with Exclusive use of Dua House for up to 6 people.
Includes Accommodation, breakfasts, and private airport transfers.
Valid: 10 January to 15 April

£1050 7 Nights at Hodi Hodi for 2 sharing a Standard Room in Poa House.
Includes Accommodation, breakfasts and private airport transfers.
Valid: 15 June to 9 Jan (excludes festive season)

Subject to availability. International flights to be quoted separately.


  • Hodi Hodi is a collection of three separate private villas in a small resort.
  • Well located for diving and snorkelling around Mnemba Island.
  • Fantastic long stretch of powder white sand beach

Right for you?

  • The area is very quiet.
  • The sea goes out a long way at low tide.
  • Being a small boutique, this resort does not have the same facilities (gym etc.) as some larger hotels.

? Is there a swimming pool?
Not really... There is a small plunge pool with a cocktail island in the middle.

$$ Prices for Hodi Hodi start at: $90 per person per night for a Standard Double room in a house, including breakfast, during Low Season.
Depending when you travel, room categories and party size, prices rise to $130 per person per night for a Suite during Peak Season.
Check rates for your dates: 0843 634 2258

Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.

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Hodi Hodi - Overview

Hodi Hodi in Swahili means Hello Hello, which is not a reference to the 1980's BBC broadcast TV sitcom set in wartime France, but rather a question the owners expect from those who see the villas, to which the answer is invariably Karibuni (you're welcome).

As you would expect, Hodi Hodi has a wonderfully laid back atmosphere with happy and attentive staff. There is a very natural feel about the place and the beachfront rooms have been specially designed to benefit from the constant sea breeze. Each room comes with an outdoor dining area plus fans and mosquito nets over the beds. There is Wifi available throughout plus a tour desk and laundry facilities. The food incorporates flavours from Spain, India and the Middle East, but it is all sourced from the island and set in a pallet of Zanzibari spices.


  • Dua House

  • Poa House

  • Toto House

Garden Lodge

Dua House

Dua House is built in a colonial Arabic style with spacious cool interiors. Dua is Swahili for ‘prayer’ or ‘blessing’. The villa has two sun terraces for power-tanning and a well-equipped kitchen which makes it ideal for self-catering. Dua House can be booked per room or as the whole house for a private party of up to six people.


Poa House

Poa House is designed in a more modern style. The house can be rented as a whole for a party of up to eight, or as three separate rooms for individual bookings – with double or twin beds. Upstairs, there is a family suite which sleeps four and has a private rooftop sun terrace as well as its own sunset lounge-bar.


Toto House

Toto is smaller than the other houses and comprises a family suite, with a double and 3 single beds in an adjacent room. This villa is perfect for a group of guests that need their own space.

Hodi Hodi - Community and Conservation

The Hodi Hodi philosophy is about responsible tourism and providing an authentic and sustainable experience.

The resort buys locally and recycles wherever possible. Waste is collected from the site by donkey cart and water is used with care, as is electricity. All the staff and suppliers are from the nearby village of Kilima Juu and the small primary school receives learning gifts from guests. Guests are politely requested to dress demurely in the village and towns in respect of local traditions.


Hodi Hodi - Our Opinion

Unlike many operators we not only visit all the hotels we offer regularly but we also stay in them. Please find a few hints, tips and opinions from our team below:


Hodi Hodi looks like a great addition to the Island's portfolio. There is a growing trend for families and groups looking for private villas set in small resorts, and we feel that Hodi Hodi looks like a good value option in a very nice part of Matemwe. The ethos of the lodge is just right - relaxed, friendly and responsible. We look forward to seeing how it develops.


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