Brilliant lodge, really nice friendly staff and again the food was fantastic. Our butler Amani, couldn't do enough for us. Stunning setting and the activities manager helpful with arranging canoeing/SUP'ing and an evening sunset sail. We were lucky in that only 1/2 other rooms where occupied when were there. While we were all inclusive, it would have been nice to know what was included and what wasn't drinks wise. It was all a little vague what drinks were included and what we would have to pay for. Although, on check out they only charged us for 2 cocktails and I think we had had about 12!
Xanadu is a really gorgeous resort on an even more gorgeous stretch of beach. The resort is small in size, but the six villas are tucked in lush gardens and ours (Kimwondo) had plenty of privacy. Kimwondo is also incredibly designed inside and out. I wasn't sure whether to marvel at it for four days or play it cool. The bedroom is well-planned, appointed, and decorated. The bathroom is absolutely massive. We were a few steps to the pool and restaurant which is stunning. The tables were always nicely set and the couches or lounge chairs offered options for relaxation and always had new towels. The resort cat Sophie sometimes hogged the couch, but she was nice so it's okay. The oceanfront of the Xanadu property isn't large but there are no resorts to either side of Xanadu (or for quite a ways that we could tell) so it was like having a huge, long, beautiful beach to ourselves, perfect to have a drink while walking in the evening. There was always a minimum of two people waiting to take care of our every need. One was our personal butler, Doto. Doto taught us plenty of Swahili during our stay and was an all-around nice guy. The breakfast menu was the same every day with several options to choose from and we certainly got our fill of eggs and bacon (which we consumed as much as we could given its absence in Qatar). We had a choice of two lunch and dinner options daily, Kingfish was a common item. All ingredients were very fresh and the food was lovely. You can eat dinner in the restaurant, or in any part of your villa. I think you can also dine on the beach if you want. One night was a seafood buffet (by buffet it was served family style for just your party) and that was by far the best meal of our four days.
Great food, great place for a true relaxation, Great staff....... Except for a morning trip to Stone Town we spend the rest of time at Xanadu, walking on the beach and relaxing