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Kilindi Beach Resort

Great food, service, beach...list goes on!

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Kilindi - dining by the pool
Kilindi - dining by the pool

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As one of the newer additions to Zanzibar, Kilindi Beach Resort really has raised the bar as to what can be expected from the top end of the market. Each of the luxurious "pavilions" has been designed with shade, comfort and privacy in mind and offers great views out to the setting sun (a rarity in Zanzibar). On top of this, the service in Kilindi is fantastic, with private butlers and excellent food rounding things off. It does have a high price tag, but it does also stand out as one of the top three properties on the East African coast...it is so good that our MD proposed to his now-fiancee there!!


Kilindi is located on a small, shared bay over on the western side of Zanzibar, just around the corner from the famous Kendwa beach. When we say shared, it is with one of the local fishing communities and, as such, may as well be private. As is usual on the island, at very low tide, it is a matter of walking around the bay where it is still possible to swim off the white sand beach but, for the rest of the time, this is as picture perfect as you could ask for.


Designed along the lines of an Arab settlement, the rooms at Kilindi are quirky and interesting with the main bedroom opening out to the view. From there (and the domed roof) there is a small flight of stairs that runs up to an open air bathroom and central shower. Underneath this area is the lounge area and the small swimming pool and loungers. It is true that not all of the rooms have stunning views, and that there is a bit of a walk to get to them…but these are small prices to pay for total seclusion and real luxury.


As mentioned above, due to Kilindi's location up on the side of a hill, there is a bit of a drop from the main entrance to the beach and also from many of the hillside rooms to the main area and the beach. Again, this is a small price to pay for a stunning view and so not really an issue. The main area, with dining area, shisha lounge upstairs and pool really works well. It can be a bit of a walk to get back to the room if you have forgotten something…but such is life!


Great pool, Kilindi Beach Resort likes to think of itself as barefoot luxury. It has a great pool and good beach…superb spa facilities and not much else. Just round the corner from Kendwa beach so many clients go for a walk as the sun goes down…and the sun sets right in front of them.


We have a price match guarantee on this property that means, as preferred suppliers, we can guarantee you the best rate available for the property.

Contact us for a quote or call 01525 840 149.

Beautiful views from most of the rooms, very good service and management, food is very good

There are a lot of steps and so not ideal for the less mobile, with less wind in the evenings there can be more "nature" than in other places and, in the more humid months, it can be a little warm.

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