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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
property Bedroom cottage four poster bed frame Villa


An oceanfront stay in a bungalow with a garden – includes complientary breakfast and dinner each day

The Lowdown

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 Beach Zanzibar
P.O Box 926
Unguja Ukuu, Tanzania


4.5 Very Good 274 Reviews
The worst hotel of my life
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know why it is open. It is not hotel.please don't reservation nothing in this place. Run away. Go for the another hotel's. Please believe in me.

This hotel don't have conditions.
I pay for 7 night after 3 night decide to run this hotel because not sleep. I talk the manager and ask if refund the other 4 nights and tell me it is ok. But don't give nothing.

Amazing journey at Indigo
Reviewed 1 month ago

We were staying for 3 nights in the garden house at Indigo Beach Zanzibar. We were surprised of the size of the room for the price we paid, the room was super clean, towels were changed every day and every thing was just working the way it was supposed to not like other hotels you can find on the island !!

You have all the service of a 3 star hotel and more : welcome products, turndown service, home-made breakfast included in the price, pool towel available, ...

The staff restaurant was amazingly nice and they took care of us during all our stay at the hotel.
Maelle, the director of the hotel was very kind with us and she gave us a lot of good adresses off the books to enjoy the lifestyle of zanzibar. She was always available, so as the other members of the management team to answer our questions.

The beach was as wonderful as it was described in all the books and forum we read before to go. The tides leaves two different amazing landscapes and you can enjoy a clean swimming pool during the time of low tides with a great home made coktails.

I recommand everyone to go there if you want to have a real and complete experience of Zanzibar

Dirty, disgusting place!!!
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed at the guesthouse Citrus Inn by Indigo Beach Zanzibar. We booked it for two nights, but left after one.

I don’t recommend anybody staying there. Better find another place. It was dirty and disgusting.

Our room was really small and dark. There was only one lamp in a room which was insufficient to light it in the evening. There weren’t even bedside lamps!!!

What was the worst was the bathroom. Everything, walls, shower curtain, shelf under the basin, was covered in mould. The whole room stank of mould.

Bed mattress was old and hard, not very comfy. Pillows smelled of old sweat and were dirty. The towels were smelly too.

Fan was old, dirty and rusty and couldn’t cool even that tiny room effectively.

Even the pool was dirty. In the morning I saw the pool guy washing the pool area – with the water from the pool and after washing it, he poured the water with detergent back to the pool. Really disgusting, after seeing that I wouldn’t use that pool ever again!!! The pool area is very small and all the people lay squeezed. There is no sea view, of course. It’s not a relaxation area you think of when coming to Zanzibar.

There are no sunbeds for guests of the Inn at the beachside. All sunbeds are for the guests of the villas. We wanted to sit for a while with a sea view so we took two sunbeds which were free from one of the villas. We felt like thieves, it was very uncomfortable. And after a while the owners came back and made us retreat. :(

We ate only breakfast there, it was very simple, not bad, but I found black hair in the butter. Nasty stuff.

The location is not good too. Better beach and sea is in Paje and Jambiani. In the neighbourhood there aren’t many other places to eat than the hotel restaurant. And in the hotel’s food you can find hair…

We checked out after our first night. The manager was surprised and asked us why. Well, I explained everything to her but the only answer was that nobody complained before about the rooms. As I can see from the other negative reviews, it was not true.

The gem of zanzibar
Reviewed 3 months ago

My second visit to this beautiful and well maintained property and i was not deceived.

You are greeted by the massai guards at the entrance, familiar faces at the hotel with a welcoming smile, my usual bungalow right on the beach and impeccable service.

Thank you chef for the great food and thank you for another great holiday.

See you soon.

Relaxing barefoot stay - PICK the BUNGALOW facing the sea
Reviewed 3 months ago

We were back to INDIGO ... happy to see it unchanged and still fantastic. The hotel is right in the middle of Bweju village so you can see the locals playing football on the beach, kids and women picking shelves at low tide. it is really far from the club/ large tourist hotels of the coast with large entertainment etc.. we wanted a typical local hotel with nice fresh food, small structure and originality with its outside bathroom.

our bungalow was 20m from the beach and was wonderful waking up with the birds and waves sounds. staff is very friendly and can help for any request.

Maelle the Manager is very present and assists for any queries about excursions, taxi or bike rental.

The garden has grown since our last visit and is even nicer. Staff still smiling and superb. if you are looking for a quiet hotel, facing the ocean, with LARGE Veranda and room this is the place to go..