Villa Kikadini is the lodge's most southerly building...
Villa KikadiniOn our last visit to Kikadini, we were invited for dinner at Villa Kikadini itself, but didn't stay in this villa, or have a lot of time to look around (it was always occupied!). It's similar in size to Villa Palm.
It's the most southerly of the villas, with a two-storey curved white front and high thatched roof. In front of the villa is a large patio overlooking the ocean, containing a particularly lovely, full-size swinging, shaded day-bed.
On the first-floor, at the front, is a small terrace with views over the ocean that is often a favourite for sun-downer drinks.
There are two beachfront rooms, which are very large, en-suite double rooms. Both face the sea and these are perfect for two couples travelling together. There's also a smaller bedroom, the giraffe room, which has its own bathroom next-door; this is a luxurious spot for older children.
Expect high-quality rooms with highly-polished floors, dotted with large pieces of original furniture and original art on the walls. The bathrooms have gleaming brass wash-basins and showers, moulded stone showers and flush toilets.
At the heart of this villa is a large, enclosed courtyard-patio – where a couple of loungers make a perfect spot for private sunbathing. The courtyard is often used as a venue for dinner also, although an enclosed private garden at the back makes an excellent alternative.