Built by hand, Seasons Lodge is constructed of locally sourced material called "chokaa" in Kiswahili. The rooms in the lodge offer breathtaking views of the Indian ocean and have en-suite bathrooms. There are 7 individual cottages and 3 second floor rooms in the main block. The bathrooms have hot water provided by a solar water heating system; each room has a claw foot cast iron bathtub, and the cottages have ‘his and her’ wash hand basins. The rooms are designed to harness the Indian ocean trade winds, so as we can keep you cool without using energy sapping air conditioning units. They are very open with folding louvered doors and windows to maximise the breeze that blows in off the ocean. All rooms also have multi-speed fans above the beds. The cottages have their own walled tropical gardens, accessed through an antique Zanzibar door set within a white coral stone wall. At the front are large balconies with comfy coconut wood furniture and steps down to your own beach area.
The on-site restaurant sources the food locally when possible, as well as grow a range of food on site - as well as rearing chickens, goats, ducks and turkeys.
Seasons provides a low carbon footprint while ensuring quality service and excellent accommodations.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.