Kilindi, Zanzibar

Private, intimate and brimming with ‘barefoot’ appeal, Kilindi Zanzibar is situated on the northwest coast of the island, dotted over 50 acres of lush tropical garden and blessed with a secluded powder-white sand beachfront.

Lying adjacent to the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, Kilindi features 15 eastern-styled domed pavilions served by a dedicated butler and have their own private plunge pool, as well as a separate ‘rainfall’ shower room. The pavilions’ white wooden-slatted shutters and wide-arched glassless windows afford spectacular views, enhancing the resort’s ‘open-to-nature’ approach. The Main Pavilion is home to a relaxing shisha lounge and ‘waterfall’ bar overlooking a large infinity pool with far-reaching views out across the sparkling warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Dine alfresco on the terrace or at your own private table on the beach whilst watching the sun set. Retreat to the Kilindi Spa for an array of treatments, ranging from invigorating body scrubs to soothing massages or try numerous activities, such as diving and snorkelling or excursions and guided tours.