This boutique beach property was originally designed and built for Benny Andersson from the pop group ABBA, whose influence is seen in the Scandivanian minimalism of the design. Kilindi opened as a hotel in 2009, offering its unique essence of “barefoot luxury”. Set on 50 acres of tropical gardens and overlooking a private beach, Kilindi is the epitome of luxury island retreat.
Soft refurbishments were completed in 2016 to create a gaming lounge area for indoor relaxing.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar is a special retreat for lovers seeking seclusion and intimacy.
Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar is located on the North West coast of the Zanzibar island. Spread across 50 acres of lush tropical gardens, this quiet sanctuary is fringed by casuarina trees and set on a magnificent beach extending 500 metres.
Key sites/activities in the area
• Snorkelling, scuba diving, Jet skiing, water skiing, and knee boarding • Sunset Dhow sailing and Small sailing Catamarans • Deep sea fishing • Safari Blue Dolphin tour • Spice farm tour • Zanzibar Stone Town tour
Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar was originally designed for Benny Andersson of ABBA fame by his son, as a family retreat.
Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar is an adults only hotel. Children under 16 years are not permitted.
Each of 15 Eastern-inspired pavilions enjoys a spacious double suite with shuttered windows opening out onto a personal plunge pool flanked by sunbeds on a private verandah. Adjoined by a walkway, a luxurious bathroom boasts a refreshing rainfall shower and double basin vanity. The pavilions are designed to evoke the “back-to-nature” feel, with wide windows and an open-faced design to capture the ocean breezes, and to let guests drink in the view. Each pavilion has a personal butler to attend to all guest needs.
Restaurants & Bars
Chef Adriaan concocts daily menus that impresses the most discerning of palates. Fresh seafood and local ingredients are transformed into delectable dishes to delight. Guests are invited to dine anywhere in the grounds, including on the beach and poolside.
Dining is inclusive in a stay at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar.
Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar spa offers the ultimate in relaxation. With an extensive array of treatments to satisfy you from head to toe, the spa combines African natural ingredients with both modern and traditional methods in the art of beauty and relaxation.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar is the perfect venue for a romantic and intimate wedding, with a capacity of 30 people. The hotel can also be booked for a corporate retreat or other event.
Extra Notable Features
• Cooking classes available on request.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
2015 : • Safari Awards 3rd Place Finalist for Most Romantic Safari Property and Best Safari Spa/Retreat 2016 • Sapling rating with Responsible Tourism Tanzania (RTTZ) for environment and community responsibility. • Safari Awards Winner for Most Romantic Safari Property in Tanzania 2015 • Safari Awards 3rd Place Finalist for Best Spa/Retreat in Tanzania 2015
2014-2013 : • Safari Awards 3rd Place Finalist for Most Romantic Safari Property in Africa 2014 • Nominated for Design et al. Award Best Boutique Beach Hotel 2014 • 7 Star Award for Kilindi – Luxury Boutique Hotel 2013