Alma and I made it home late on Sunday after the most FANTASTIC holiday at Kilindi.
Thank you for organising everything for us and particularly for helping us out of our snowy hole back in January.
We found Kilindi to be everything you said it would be and having spotted a few alternative hotels along the North shore we are REALLY REALLY glad that we went for Kilindi.
Its location is perfect to give you that sense of being a bit separate from the rest of the crowd, but if you want to join the Italians in their nightly Bunga Bunga parties you can (we didn’t)! We also liked being so close to the local fishing village and seeing the daily activities, men fixing up their boats, women fishing, and no overly pushy beach sellers; apart from Captain Omar who continuously tried to sell us trips to see Dolphins, but he got the message after a couple of days!
I think we both felt that the staff really make the whole Kilindi experience that extra bit special – yes the locations is amazing and the turquoise seas and white sands are fantastic, but these are available in lots of places. At Kilindi everyone was genuine and helpful without being too intrusive, when we did experience really minor problems these were taken seriously and real efforts made to improve rather than just being ignored. We also loved the size of the place and the feeling of exclusivity and privacy. I think we only left our villa for dinner a couple of times in the first few days as we were so happy to just chill out on our own by our plunge pools. The villas were beautifully designed and we loved the openness of the rooms and the bathroom.
All in all we had a very relaxing holiday and even though I’m back at work now I can still see the Indian Ocean if I think hard enough.
We are very pleased with the arrangements you made for us and have started to think that maybe our next holiday should be a little bit of a safari; one that Alma could bring his two children to – they are 12 and 14 – so if you have any thoughts on what might work point us in the right direction. It probably won’t be for another 12 – 18 months to give Alma time to save up.
Thank you once again..