A unique and enchanting coupling of Arabic opulence and Scandinavian minimalism, Kilindi is one of Zanzibar’s most luxurious boutique hotels. Set in 35 acres of abundant tropical gardens, Kilindi comprises a number of glistening white-domed pavilion guest rooms, originally designed for Benny Andersson of ABBA fame. The resort is a celebration of Eden-esque nature, and provides the perfect retreat for anyone looking for a truly five-star experience in a tasteful and intimate environment. Each of the pavilion suites boasts glassless views over the warm Indian Ocean, a hive of activity for the silent dhows that glide past on their way to the markets.

Rooms are delightfully airy thanks to the breeze that is allowed to move freely through the wide-open arched windows. Guests can lie and enjoy the endless sound of Zanzibar’s charming inhabitants, among which are the red colobos monkeys and yellow weaver birds. For an authentic and luxurious ‘back-to-nature’ feel, very few can beat Kilindi.

Each pavilion offers its guests a private plunge pool and a fabulous al fresco rainforest shower room with uninterrupted views over the ocean. Individually serviced by your own personal butler, guests can be assured of being utterly indulged. A favourite with Honeymooners, Kilindi is an impossibly romantic destination, that will certainly help you celebrate your love affair.

The hotel itself is excellently equipped offering guests a stunning ‘waterfall’ bar overlooking a 25-metre infinity pool, the ideal spot to enjoy a late afternoon cocktail under the balmy African skies. Guests can arrange with their butler to enjoy a picnic on the immaculate, picture postcard beautiful beach that runs the entire length of the hotel’s grounds. For those really looking to pamper themselves, Kilindi boasts a fabulous Spa which offers a range of carefully selected signature treatments embracing the natural elements of this beautiful island.

For the more active guests, the hotel can help organize a number of exciting excursions, ranging from scuba-diving and snorkeling, watersports such as jet-skiing, water skiing and banana boats, and deep sea fishing. Landlubbers can explore the intoxicating flavors of a spice farm tour, or a Stone Town walking tour.

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