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Kilindi Zanzibar

Zanzibar and the coast, Tanzania

Located on the northwest coast of Zanzibar the very private Kilindi brings some real style to the island. This boutique hotel offers fantastic accommodation in 14 Omani-style villas on 500m of beautiful private beach.

At a Glance

  • Incredibly private

  • Stunning and unique accommodation

  • Private plunge pools

  • Personal butler for every suite

  • Four poster beach beds

Beach, Honeymoon, Diving, Fishing

Insider's View

Relax by your private plunge pool and watch the dhows sail past.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Wake up to a beautiful view and have your breakfast delivered to your villa

Camilla Whitworth

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Kilindi Zanzibar


Set in 35 acres of tropical gardens overlooking the sea, Kilindi's imaginatively designed villas offer unique and extremely stylish accommodation on Zanzibar's main island, Unguja. There is 500m of private beach front on a sweeping bay 1km from the nearest hotel and one hour from Stone Town.

The hotel commands breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, traditional wooden dhows and Tumbatu Island can be seen across the sandy beach and from the T-shaped, 24 meter infinity swimming pool. The main building is open at the front through archways to a terrace overlooking the beach. There is a spacious bar with a waterfall feature and an indoor/outdoor dining area.

Each domed residence offers guests a serious amount of space including a small courtyard garden, two plunge pools, outdoor daybed, huge wet room and, of course, a beautiful bedroom with floor-length shutters opening onto a stunning tropical view.

The highly-experienced restaurant team are on hand to create delicious fresh meals from locally caught fish and produce and guests are encouraged to venture down to the bar for pre-dinner cocktails.

If you can tear yourself away from your room there is a main pool to enjoy and even a mini-cinema. Otherwise, recline on your daybed and watch the fishermen's dhows glide serenely by. There is also the Kilindi Spa tucked quietly away in a peaceful corner of the tropical gardens and offering a range of treatments in a serene setting.

The hotel prides itself on being 'logically eco' by practising rainwater harvesting, using solar energy, it has a water treatment & recycling plant and also an organic market garden with seasonal produce being used in all the delicious cuisine. The hotel runs profit-sharing initiatives with local community partners to support the locals as much as possible.


The stylish accommodation at Kilindi is in 13-domed Pavilion Suites each with cascading waterfall pools, magnificent ocean views and butler service. These uniquely designed rooms have a domed bed chamber with stained glass skylight and a spacious wet room with a rainfall shower. They are all set amongst lush tropical gardens and have their own day pavilion and sun terrace with lounge furniture. Each stunning villa has two private plunge pools that are linked by water features and a waterfall. All rooms also have an air con system.

There is also a two bedroom pavilion consisting of two adjoining Pavilion Suites, on double and one twin with a shared en suite Pavilion shower room.

Pavillion Room

There are 13 spilt-level domed pavillions each one is individual in design but all are very spacious with en-suite bathrooms and are set in private gardens with a plunge pool.

Pavilion Family Room

There are 2 spilt-level domed pavillions both individual in design but very spacious family rooms which sleep up to four. The rooms are en-suite and are set in private gardens with a plunge pool.


Although there are not specific childcare facilities available, children are most welcome to come and stay at Kilindi where menus and meal times can easily be tailored to suit the younger guests. Babysitting can also be arranged for those that require it.


Kilindi boasts a fine dining room with a lovely alfresco terrace and spacious public sitting area just near to the stylish bar area. There is also a great deck area surrounding the 25m infinity pool. Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage and other treatments in the spa or a film in the mini-cinema. If needed all guests can obtain internet access.


Activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, jet skiing, water skiing, banana boating, knee boarding, ringos, fly fishing, sailing, dhow cruises, spice tours and Jozani Forest and Stone Town tours can all be arranged. There is a spa on site so guests can relax with a range of treatments or if feeling more energetic there is a gym nearby which guests can use. The hotel can also arrange trips to do some Kizimakazi dolphin spotting.

Location & Directions

Zanzibar and the coast, Tanzania

Kilindi Resort Zanzibar is located on the northeast coast of Zanzibar, just south of Kendwa, less than an hour's drive from Zanzibar airport and the Stone Town.

When to go

Situated only 6° south of the equator, Zanzibar enjoys ideal vacation weather. Temperatures average between 24°C and 27°C throughout the year with 7-9 hours of sunshine per day.

There are 2 rainy seasons: Acute, brief showers, lasting about an hour in the morning occur for a couple of weeks during November. The rains last slightly longer in April and May, but even then it does not rain every day. These rains replenish the Island and are often referred to as the “Green Season”.

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