Guludo Beach Lodge, 12 kilometres of deserted powder-white sand. Nestled between the wild African bush and the dazzling azure Indian Ocean…a tropical barefoot beach paradise, Guludo Beach Lodge, an understated, uncomplicated, tropical beach hideaway. Relax, Dream and enjoy...
Thier idea was to create an innovative and sustainable model to relieve poverty and protect the environment. The result was Guludo Beach Lodge and its associated charity, Nema Foundation. Donating 5% of its income to the charity, the lodge maximises the benefits to the local area whilst the charity, Nema Foundation implements a wide array of community and conservation projects. Although in its infancy, this model has since become an award-winning and internationally applauded strategy for addressing extreme rural poverty and environmental degradation. Guludo is part of a larger model set up to relieve poverty and protect the environment.
Guludo Beach Lodge Accommodation - Step off your veranda to an idyllic white, tropical beach stretching as far as your eyes can see. Each room spectacularly over looks Guludo's famous beach, declared one of the top 20 deserted beaches in the world by The Observer.
The lodge has been designed by award-winning architects, Kilburn & Nightingale, to ingeniously blended luxury with a mix of traditional and contemporary styles and with the highest of environmental and social integrity.
Each of our Bandas (rooms) has been carefully designed so you can watch the sun spectacularly rise over neighbouring Rolas Island through bleary eyes from the comfort of your own, extravagant king-sized bed. Only the occasional monkey playing in your hammock can disturb the peace!
On offer are 4 types of accommodation; Adobe Bandas, Tented Bandas, Family Banda and Zala Suite.
Adobe Bandas - The beautiful adobe bandas have been hand-built by a local workforce; combining the best of traditional techniques with clever design features and eco-technology to provide the ultimate in barefoot luxury.
Each banda is just footsteps from the beach. The large double doors and window create a natural fusion of the in and outdoor spaces and a feeling of openness. A large high roof opens upwards and outwards, covering the spacious the stylish Swahili-inspired veranda, hammock and traditional beach sun loungers. Inside is a discrete suttered window (reminiscent of a castles' arrow slit or lancet) sits above a writing desk, where the morning tea, coffee and pastries are left. The sleeping area is on a raised platform boasting a lavish king-sized bed under an extravagant, hand-crafted mosquito net; ensuring the most is made of the dazzling sea views. Behind the bedroom is a large open air bathroom with twin sinks and mirrors, ingeniously carved out of the banda wall. A huge shower completes a zen like space from where you can relax, unwind and shower under the canopy of bright stars.
Tented Bandas - Thier bespoke tents will be unlike any other you may have stayed in...
The beauty of the popular, award-winning tents lies in their openness; enabling guests to be safe inside a spacious, stylishly furnished tent while feeling as if they were actually outside, able to watching the moon or sun rise over the sea and hear all the intriguing noises of the African bush. The spacious tented bandas give breathtaking panoramic views through their netted walls. The raised bedrooms sit under an expansive palm-thatched roof, opening upwards and outwards to make the most of cooling sea breeze. The rooms are furnished with beautifully designed furniture inspired by the irregular shadows made by the tall palms overhead. In each tent is either an extravagant king-sized bed or two generous twin beds. Each tent has a quirky alfresco bathroom with one of thier famous "loos with a view" over looking Guludo's breath-taking beach.
Family Banda - Guludo is a great place for families to escape today's hectic life while getting back to nature and enjoying some quality family time. There is plenty to keep a family busy, and endless opportunities for children to interact with local children and gain an insight into local life. The beautiful family banda has been designed specifically with families in mind...
...enabling parents to keep their children close but in a separate living space. The banda comprises of two adjoining buildings, one side being a lounge and areas for the children to sleep safely under mosquito nets and the other side a large bedroom for the parents with an extravagant king-sized bed.
Zala Suite - Ideal for honeymoons or couples on a romantic holiday, the Zala Suite is set at the end of the lodge, ensuring maximum privacy and space. Similar to the Adobe banda, it has all the same great design features and layout, but you also get a private central courtyard for completely secluded sun-bathing during the day and a romantic candle-lit open air star bed at night. Across the covered walk-way from the bedroom which encloses the courtyard is the lounge, a large, simply decorated space; ideal for lazing with a book on the sumptous cushions in the heat of the day. The mezzanine level provides a cosy snug, where you can relax any time of day, with a glass of wine and your loved one.
This really is the epitome of barefoot luxury that offers just that little more indulgence...