Indigo Beach Zanzibar
What We Love
- Barefoot luxury on Zanzibar's beautiful waterfront, with breakfast and dinner includedHaving your own seafront bungalow, with direct access to the sugar-white beach
- The unique, open-air, en-suite bathroom – unforgettable
- Exploring the spice souks, palaces and cathedral of Stone Town
- Spotting the local wildlife at the nearby Josani Forest
What To Know
- There's whitewashed villas, lagoon-view pools, private gardens
- Dine with your feet in the sand at the al fresco restaurant
- Free WiFi
Zanzibar is the stuff of getaway dreams: a palm-fringed paradise of pristine white beaches and turquoise waters dotted with traditional fishing dhows. At the boutique Indigo Beach, you’ll soak it all up from your own beachfront bungalow, with the sound of the Indian Ocean lulling you to sleep.
With whitewashed villas, lagoon-view pools, private gardens and an open air bathroom, this slice of heaven intoxicates guests with its chilled-out vibe and tropical touches. If you manage to drag yourself away from your soporific surroundings, pop in to Stone Town, the beating heart of Zanzibar and a real-life museum to its colonial heritage, or capture the atmosphere of the bazaar with a tour of its spice souks and labyrinthine streets.
How to Get There
Indigo is in the middle of Bweju village so you can see the locals doing their thing. You don't feel so isolated from the real people.
Our bungalow was close to the beach and was wonderful waking up with the birds and wave sounds. Bed were big and firm.
Staff so friendly and helped us with our many questions and requests. It's not high-end luxury but we didn't want that. And we didn't want to worry about how we looked and being beautiful people. Just normal holiday-goers like us.
Located on the open ocean side of the island (south east), Indigo views are gorgeous. The hotel is a cosy boutique, with few rooms/bungalows painted vibrant white, sitting amid the most verdant garden. Seaside bungalows dearer but worth it.
The staff were friendly, and the food offered variety with fusion approach; good drinks including decent beer. This is a well managed place.
We arrived from Stonetown and then went to terrible Zanzibar airport and Indigo arranged transfers. Thanks for a great time.
Chosen after careful consideration of location, travellers review and appealing pictures, we were not disappointed. Don't expect a 5* modern and shiny place vibrant of technology, you're not in Tokyo or Hong-kong but in Zanzibar. Located on the most famous side of the island (south east), the view on the lagoon is definitely gorgeous. The hotel is a cosy boutique, with few rooms (Sea side bungalows are more expensive but surely worth the expense), freshly painted in bright white and shiny blue roofs, amid the most beautiful hotel garden along the beach (my point of view). The staff is always smiling, always friendly whatever you may ask for. The cook do his best with variety and fusion style, the beer is fresch, and the french lady boss friendly. They provide various to go around and visit the island. If you look for nightlife, Zanzibar may not be the fit, but if you love nature and Zen boudhism, you will be close to the garden of Eden.
We only had a really short stay at this place !
Check in was meant to be at 2pm - we got there early as we had an early check out from different hotel and we was able to have our room at 12:15.. on arrival we was given WiFi password and was able to use facilities.
We had the option of an upgrade from a standard room. We had beach view room or family room. We opted for family room as closer to reception for check out as we was heading to airport at 3.30am otherwise it would of been beach view room - it was just located further from facilities for such a short stay.
Lunch was lovely! I had prawn chicken fried rice and partner had chicken ceaser salad very nice! However for dinner there was black board that had African foods only on it. That was the only options for dinner menu... although we tried it because we had only 1 night we wouldn’t of paid the price any other night for something we didn’t like. I feel their should of been other options. You only got 3 main options 2 starter options and 2 dessert options. & the prices where way to high for something we didn’t have a clue what it was unfortunately.
The lady who checked us in and who seemed like the manager or owner was helpful .. she made sure the Masai’s (security) had breakfast ready for us to take at 3.30am and they also came to our room to help with luggage. All staff very nice & easily communicated with. (English)
Overall more nights at this place would of been ok for us.