Kilindi Zanzibar: The Lowdown

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Kilindi is one of those beach lodges that seems to breathe romance. The vast “pavilions” (they’re just too much to be a mere room) are the perfect hideaway from the rest of the world: once you’re through the gate in the wall, it’s just you, your beloved and the birds. And sometimes your butler too.

What’s Kilindi like?

Honeymoon paradise! Kilindi’s design blends Scandi minimalism with a nod to Zanzibar’s Omani heritage and Zanzibar’s gorgeous natural environment. Each of the 15 pavillions is totally enclosed, more like your own private open-air compound than anything else. One domed pavilion houses your bedroom, while outside, next to each bedroom, there’s a separate domed shower room and a private plunge pool. If that’s not enough, there’s a larger infinity pool over by the main lodge, but it’s not often used- this is the sort of place where you’ll see more palm trees than other guests.

If you can drag yourself away from your pavilion, Kilindi has a bar and shisha lounge, and a spa to soothe away the stresses of the outside world (we simply can’t imagine what other stresses could possibly exist at Kilindi). Down below there’s the beach, where you’ll see local fishermen wandering back and forth, and your butler’s on hand to help you to arrange additional activities or excursions on Zanzibar, as well as help you with the difficult decision as to where you’ll eat dinner every night.

Giving back at Kilindi

Kilindi’s was built to be eco-friendly, the pavilions are deisgned to help harvest rainwater, and the lodge makes efforts to use solar energy. In addition to this the lodges is also involved with local community projects, most recently helping to fund a new community building for the village.

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