LAST UPDATED: 5 November 2012 at 10:59am
A sexy hideaway on the spice island of Zanzibar, Kilindi is made up of 15 white-stone domes scattered across a hillside overlooking a private beach.
Each pavilion has its own garden with two plunge pools linked by a waterfall. Be pampered in the uShwari spa, then dine beside the infinity pool on fresh seafood caught from the dhow boats bobbing below and whipped up into the likes of mango lobster or octopus masala.
Spare a day to meander through the labyrinth of streets of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But most of the time you'll be content to do little more than decide which spot to lounge in as you gaze at the Indian Ocean.
WOW FACTOR: Look out for the hotel's security, who are dressed as traditional Masai warriors.
FLIGHT TIME: 14 hours
WHEN TO GO: Autumn, Summer
This dreamy, 15-room hideaway is located at the northern tip of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania.
Each round villa is an alfresco extravaganza with a spacious lounge, rain-water plunge pool (or two), gorgeous bedroom and an open bathroom with views of the crescent bay's half-kilometre of white sand and shimmering sea.
Spend your days in a lazy haze of sleeping, reading, lying by the pool or on the beach, and being spoilt by the chef who cooks up fresh delights like mango lobster or giant shrimp with aïoli.
This is barefoot luxury and, with no TV or phone, it's unplugged honeymoon heaven.
Wow factor: Try a uShawari Spa treatment, using herbs, oil and honey, followed by a cocktail in the walled garden.