Kilindi Zanzibar is located in a stunning bay, surrounded by a white coral beach, and its fifteen spacious pavilions are comfortably spread out on gentle hills.
Each pavilion features of a shaded Barraza, sun terrace, swimming pool and a huge ‘wet’ room that includes a rain shower. The pavilion’s domed ceilings gracefully flow into the soft lines of snow-white walls.
To create Kilindi Zanzibar, Architect Neil Rocher (who is also known for the Chongwe River House in Zambia) combined African simplicity with European influences.
Local elements, such as woven baskets and carved window frames mix well with classic colonial touches: wide wooden porches or upholstered chairs, while the long hotel bar is furnished with high chairs made of polished dark wood.
The Kilindi Zanzibar aesthetics seem perfectly aligned with its eco-philosophy.
The guest pavilions are naturally cooled by the sea breeze. Pools and streams of fresh rainwater are part of an innovative recycling system: water collected from the conical roofs is stored in the villa to cool it and provide water for showers, toilets, and basins.
The architect surrounded villas by gardens and made the best use of the natural terrain to ensure great views of the bay from the bedroom.
The hotel’s iconic infinity pool is the focal point of much for the hotel facilities. There is the Kilindi Spa with Turkish Hamman and the hotel restaurant with a dining terrace that overlooks the T-shaped pool.
Growing a reputation as one of the best in East Africa, the restaurant places emphasis on fresh local products, often from the Kilindi’s own organic garden. The excellent selection of wines served here is brought from South Africa, Italy, France, and Lebanon.
The restaurant can arrange a candlelight dinner by the pool—a magical experience we remember as one of the highlights of our visit to Kilindi Zanzibar.
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With its unique style and architecture that pays homage to the beautiful natural surroundings, Kilindi is a very special place and one of our favorite resorts in Zanzibar.
Categories: Beach resorts, Boutique hotels, Culture & heritage, Honeymoon, Island resorts, Luxury hotels, Modern design, Private villas, Quiet location, Relaxing vacation, Romantic, Rustic chic, Spa, Tropical vacation,
Number of rooms & suites: 15 pavillons
Rate per night: From $650 USD
*The rate is only approximate and is based on our own independent research, at the time of writing. We cannot guarantee the rate in any way.Check room rates and book
Author: Travel+Style. Last updated: 21/08/2020