Kilindi is a 15 unit piece of functional art scattered along a picturesque-perfect stretch of Northern Zanzibar. Designed by Neil Rocher in conjunction with some long-serving Tanzanian specialists, Kilindi brings a welcome dash of pizazz to the island. Standing watch over the time-honoured Dhow Routes, along a crescent of coral-bright sand, each of the fifteen pavilions embrace cascading rain-water pools, lush tropical gardens and domed private spaces of rest, indulgence and well-being.
The style will be henceforth known as Zanzibaroque, a homage to the unique synthesis of the island's endemic social and historical culture. The domes collect the rainwater, the sleeping areas straddle its storage, and the pools circulate it. We call this logically-eco, rather than eco-logical, because it seems the obvious thing to do. Furthermore, with solar power, a state-of-the-art water treatment plant that recycles our waste water for reusage in toilets and gardens, we seek to make bold claims about sustainable, responsible resource management, spreading our pavilions across 52 acres, and 500 m beach front to ensure that the land is used wisely. We believe that high-yield/low volume tourism is the only way forward for tourism in developing countries, and that luxury in Africa is not something that can be commodified and branded, it can only be experienced. Experience is the new luxury, we believe, theatre as important a part of the hotel experience as any modern interior.
Scattered over 52 acres above the best beach on the island, the 15 “pavilions” each have two rainwater pools (with a waterfall in between), as well as domed living and sleeping spaces open to the sea. If you want to get away from it all on Zanzibar, then Kilindi might be the answer. The rooms overlook Tumbatu Island in the north, and bordered by casuarina forest. Kilindi will be far and away the most exclusive spot on Zanzibar.
Al meals are included.
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