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
I came back to Indigo for a day visit, everything is top note! From the beautiful garden, well maintained areas, good food, and charming people. Thank you Maelle who is always around and very smiling, we will be back!
I cannot say enough good things about this accommodation...but let me try to get the top ones.
Location: right on a quiet beach, you can hear the waves from the rooms. Palm trees everywhere, absolute paradise. Quite a drive from most things to do on the west coast but this means you get a really peaceful stay.
Accommodation: traditional and spacious. Comfortable bed with a mosquito net and fan. Staff come each evening to spray your room with a non toxic bug repellent and to light incense. A nice touch. WiFi is excellent considering the location. The restaurant and pool area are really relaxing too.
Staff: what a beautiful bunch of people!! They treat you like family and we even chilled out a couple of times with some beers. As a solo traveler, this was such a nice occasion. You get a warm welcome as soon as you step on site and I was emotional to leave. Also pay special attention to Mustache, the on site cat. He's incredibly friendly and I wish I could have taken him home
To everyone at Indigo Beach, thank you so much and I will miss you all.
Indigo Beach is a beautiful place to stay, especially with a beach front villa. We stayed as a family of 4 adults for 4 nights over Christmas. We really enjoyed the laid back feel, beach front sun loungers and swimming pool. Indigo beach was a great place to relax and de-stress over the holidays.
Our only comments are, firstly, the second bedroom in the villa being more of a 'kids room' (small beds and built in 'bunk') and therefore less suitable for older guests, and secondly, the vegetarian option on the menu being practically the same thing (rice and veg curry) every night. It is possible to request something from the lunch menu for dinner (in advance), but it's easy to exhaust the veg options on that quickly too.
Otherwise, we had a great time here. Thanks!
Just returned after spending 10 fantastic days at this wonderful hotel.The place is professionally run,the staff are friendly,courteous and nothing is too much trouble.We resided in villa no 1 which was quiet,secluded with fabulous views of the Indian Ocean.The beach in front of the hotel is kept clean from the prevailing tides and it was great to interact whilst sunbathing with the local Masai Warriors and kids.Food in the restaurant was reasonably priced and varied with all diets catered for.One thing I took back with me from Zanzibar was that us Westerners have an embarrassment of riches compared with others who have little but always have a smile on there faces.
I would highly recommend staying here a for a traditional African experience with outstanding hospitality.Hakuna Matata!
We were here from 24th to 27th December 2017 with our kids; 10 years and 8 years. We got a beautiful private beach front room with an extra bed for all of us which was perfect. The scene from the room was amazing with sounds of the waves from the beach and the price was okay. It was a wonderful experience for our kids. We got meals that the kids enjoyed. Choosing meals from th menue was a bit cheaper than the buffet - the chef was flexible. We enjoyed the Eden Garden bathroom with plenty of hot water - a unique open sky bathroom for all to experience. The pool was perfect for the kids but sometimes got crowded as it was a great spot for cooling off. The staff were very friendly and helpful especially with kids ( big thanks to Matilda who welcomed us). The kids joined in the evening ngoma dances which was really fun. We had a great time as a family and we recommend Indigo for a family get away.