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
Excellent service from young manager Shingai, we had a situation with booking.com and our rooms were not booked but Shingai handled the situation professionally and sorted us with a last minute available room in such a busy night. The rooms were spacious and clean, we like the open showers especially on a sunny day. Security was nice, the masaai guard kept an eye on things and did move around every now and then. Still I would advise to beware of the local boys especially one rasta man trying to sale you things you might be disappointed. Otherwise we really enjoyed the restaurant service and the kitchen staff were very friendly, nice warm food, fresh juice just perfect. The ladies working are very hard working and we like to thank them all for a nice stay during the new years season and also Shingai. ????????️
From the minute we arrived we felt at home . Beautiful small boutique hôtel with a five star service , means Heaven.
We stayed in a family room at first which had two communication bedrooms and was very cool and well ventilated at first, then in the garden bungalow , bigger with a perfect outdoor bathroom and patio .
Anything you need can be arranged by Maëlle with the help of the excellent staff.
Not only you have direct access to the beach , feet in the perfect white sand , the hotel is equipped with a very well maintained swimming pool which is a must at low tide sea level.
The breakfast is delicious with a lot of choices of different dishes, everyday they provide a local Zanzibari pastry.
The food at the restaurant , during lunch and dinner is also very tasty and fresh.
We’ll definitely miss this perfect beach destination.
Thank you Indigo Beach for a very memorable stay
Caroline, Bernard, Samuel and Mathis
I just got back from an amazing holiday here in Zanzibar. I stayed with my friend and we were booked into one of the citrus rooms, this was clean and pleasant but very small and cramped with not much water pressure in the shower and the shower was right on top of the toilet with no temperature control. We were given a free upgrade after a couple of days by the lovely hotel manager to one of the bungalows, this room was amazing! We had 2 huge rooms with a king size bed each, terrace with 2 sofa/day beds ( great for taking an afternoon nap on) and a stunning outdoor bathroom with an amazing shower this time.
Yes, lizards, ants and butterflies will share your space due to being so close to nature, but this was all part of the experience. I saw a lizard devour a moth for lunch whilst taking my shower. I loved the experience!
The Maasai security were so friendly, Daniel and Sangala. We made friends with the Maasai beach boys from Tanzania and had the chance to learn so much about their culture. They took us into the villages and everyone was so friendly, greeting us with 'mambo! Jambo!'.
Local people climbed coconut trees for us and brought us fresh coconuts down from the trees.
The hotel is in a quiet spot and you can see local people picking shellfish, making coconut fibre rope, going fishing etc.
We felt like this holiday taught us a lot about life, reconnecting with nature and other cultures. We will miss our new friends and the simple polepole life!
Trips snorkling and to see the starfish were amazing!
I will say I struggled without AC and it would be great to have waiter service for drinks by the pool and on the beach since there's no bar. Also, meal times are set and sometimes I would have loved to be able to get ice creams and snacks throughout the day since there are no shops around.
Thank you for an amazing experience!