The Accommodation Portfolio
Kilindi Zanzibar - a series of white-domed Pavilion guest rooms all set in 35 acres of lush tropical gardens.
Kilindi achieves the perfect marriage between Scandinavian minimalism and the dramatic architectural overtones of Middle Eastern heritage, whilst encouraging an open, 'back-to-nature' ambiance throughout.
In each of the Pavilion Suites, white wooden-slatted shutters embrace wide-arched glassless windows each affording spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. This same openness allows the gentle ocean breeze to waft throughout each of the rooms and carry with it an exceptional soundtrack of Zanzibar's colourful fauna. With sights and sounds gifted by such creatures as the indigenous red colobus monkeys and the ever-present and ever-busy yellow weaver birds, any stay at Kilindi will be a delight for the senses.
A 'waterfall' bar within the Main Pavilion overlooks a large 25-metre infinity pool which itself affords views out across the sparkling warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Dining takes place either on the alfresco terrace or even along the pristine white beach, which runs the length of the property.
15 eastern-styled domed Pavilions nestling amongst a 35-acre tropical garden are the perfect and intimate retreat for each and every guest.
The Pavilions have their very own private plunge pool, and possess a separate but extraordinary 'rainfall' shower room which is annexed to each of the Pavilion Rooms. These same showers provide not only a spectacular view to the Ocean but the liberating sensation of being 'at one with nature'.
With each Pavilion set in its own private tropical gardens and served by a dedicated butler, privacy is guaranteed. It is this same dedicated butler who will offer you a wide selection of places to enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner. And should our guests wish to leave the oasis of tranquility and calm of their private Pavilion, the butler can help, advise and arrange as to the many activities and excursions that Kilindi and the island can offer.
Kilindi Zanzibar is certainly a rarity and one that will reward all those who venture to experience all that it has to offer. A favourite with honeymooners and lovers, any stay at Kilindi will become both the memory of a lifetime, but the standard to surpass.
Number of rooms: 15
Style : Pavilion suites
Activities: beach, pool, diving, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing, stone-town visit.
Ellie says, "Kilindi is absolutely stunning."
Recommended for honeymooners, romantic hearts and beach-lovers
Vibrant yet laid-back Matemwe Lodge has perfected the tropical island experience. Perched on an outcrop overlooking a shallow, coral-fringed lagoon on the quiet northeastern coast of Zanzibar Island, Matemwe Lodge’s blissful location and famously relaxed atmosphere make it the ideal place to unwind.
Whether you take a break in a hammock or dive the depths of the Indian Ocean, Matemwe Lodge provides an unbeatable island escape. Each of the 12 beach-chic chalets scattered through the lush gardens has a private sea-facing veranda. Here the tides govern the rhythm of the tranquil days. The pristine Mnemba Atoll lies just off the coast, and it is in these tropical waters that you will find the best snorkelling and diving and superb fishing.
Number of rooms: 12
Style : Beach Chalets
Activities: beach, pool, diving, snorkelling, fishing, stone-town visit.
Ellie says, "I was the manager at Matemwe many eons ago - in fact I saw in the millenium there so it holds a special place in my heart. It is a really unique and secluded spot and offers some other private accomodation options that are great for a large family group or friends trip. The sunrise over the glass lake of the Indian Ocean here is etched in my heart "
Recommended for honeymooners, romantic hearts, family groups & beach-lovers