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 15 Omani-style villas on 500m of beautiful private beach.
Stunning and unique accommodation
Private plunge pools
Personal butler for every suite
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 metre 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.
When to visit
Relax by your private plunge pool and watch the dhows sail past.
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.
A dhow trip on the coast of Zanzibar
Sailing in a dhow, the traditional sailing boat used in Zanzibar, is the best way to view the island's coastline. Sailing in the late evening to watch the sun set is the best time of day and is wonderfully romantic.
A historic walk through Stone Town
Visit Zanzibar Towns old quarter, Stone Town on the west coast of Zanzibar. Here you will find beautiful architecture and historic buildings dating back to the 19th century, revealing the complex history of Zanzibar and its links with the slave trade.
Beach Bars in Kendwa
In the lively bars in Kendwa, northern Zanzibar, enjoy local cocktails and watch the sunset as a mix of traditional African and reggae music plays.
Shopping in Stone Town
Stone Town, Zanzibar Town's old quarter, has an abundance of local shops selling a wide variety of antiques, textiles, and jewellery. Spend a whole day wondering through the narrow streets and pick up some truly unique finds.
With the Spice Islands named as they are you cannot visit this particular part of the world and not delve into its history by taking a Spice Tour on the island.