Baraza is a unique boutique resort built in a distinctive Swahili design. There are Indian and Arabic influences clearly present too in the curated antiques, handmade Zanzibari furniture and elaborate architecture.
Quiet and serene, Kilindi is set in acres of tropical gardens overlooking a perfect white beach and the Indian Ocean. Blending Scandinavian design with hints of Middle Eastern influences, each light, open pavilion has maximum privacy from other guests and comes with your own private butler to attend to your needs. Supper each night is a real event and you can pick any spot on the property to enjoy the excellent food here.
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Accommodation consists of white domed pavilions dotted around the hillside, each connected by stone pathways between luscious gardens of indigenous plants. Each pavilion has its own private garden, a cool spacious bathroom and huge bedroom with sunlight filtering through the blue glass skylight. Large wooden doors open onto a stone patio, where you'll find your own private plunge pool.
Located in a gorgeous bay on the northwest coast of the main island of Unguja, Zanzibar, Kilindi puts you in the perfect spot to enjoy deep sea fishing and sunset cruises aboard wooden sailing dhows. The lodge is very private, and the only other people you'll see are the fishermen who bring in the catch of the day for the restaurant menu.
Food and drink
The restaurant is an important part of the Kilindi experience, with guests expected to dress smartly for dinner. You can dine privately anywhere you choose; on your villa patio or perhaps a romantic setting on the beach. In the restaurant, chandeliers hang over colonial-style furnishings, and there are leather sofas on which to relax in the lounge area below. There's also a roof terrace, which provides the perfect place for a pre- or post-dinner drink.
A small number of the pavilions have two bedrooms with a shared bathroom, allowing for families with two children to stay together.
The luxurious and private accommodation, along with the property's romantic setting, makes this an excellent option for couples on their honeymoon or who are celebrating an anniversary.
Facilities and activities
A large and very pretty infinity pool overlooks the sea and a private beach. Guests can also enjoy some relaxation in the peaceful spa, which has two treatment rooms and a hammam area with double bath and steam room. Treatments here use local oils and traditional techniques to help soothe away the cares of everyday life.
Environmental and social responsibility
A portion of the proceeds of the lodge go to the local village, and the villagers bring their dhow boats to the shore to provide fresh fish and seafood to Kilindi's restaurant. The hotel prides itself on being ‘locally eco’, using solar energy and harvesting rainwater from the domes of the pavilions, which is then recycled using a state-of-the-art water treatment and recycling plant for reuse in toilets and gardens.
A thoroughly gorgeous lodge that's ideal for anniversaries and honeymoons. Everything is thought of and included, allowing you to relax and enjoy your stay.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
A stay at Breezes Beach Club & Spa makes for a true Zanzibari experience. Set on soft white sands, it offers guests the chance to completely unwind whilst still providing a good range of activities for those who need a break from the beach.
The emphasis here is on luxury and high levels of service. The property has been beautifully designed with all modern comforts without losing a traditional African feel.
Matemwe is a small friendly hotel, built on a low coral cliff overlooking the ocean. The beach has dazzling snow white sand and is very picturesque with its small fishing village.
Pongwe is a peaceful, simple hotel. While perhaps not the best place for party animals, it is ideal for those who enjoy their food and want a relaxed beach experience.
The Serena has an unbeatable location overlooking the Indian Ocean but remaining in the heart of town. It is a superb hotel from which to explore and is a peaceful place to relax if the hustle and bustle of Stone Town gets a bit too much.
Pretty and peaceful, this beachside lodge on Zanzibar’s northeast coast provides simple but relaxing accommodation in spacious cottages. With friendly hosts and tasty Zanzibari food, it makes a rewarding end to a safari, but can also be a welcome escape in its own right.
The Palms is exquisite. It is small, stylish and the staff are excellent. It is perfect for those looking for an exclusive, romantic getaway. We warmly recommend it.
The Residence Zanzibar is a beautiful property situated on the southwest coast of Zanzibar near Kizimkazi village. The villas are spread out across the property, each with its own private pool and sunbathing decking area for complete relaxation.
Unguja Lodge is a small boutique hotel set among baobab and mango trees at Kizimkazi on the southern tip of Zanzibar. Perched on a low coral cliff, it's just a 50 meter walk from an idyllic sandy beach.
Tucked away in the Kiponda area of Stone Town, Zanzibar Palace Hotel is a boutique hotel in a beautifully restored Zanzibari house.