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#2 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Bwejuu
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4.3
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4.7
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4.6
Value
4.5

A Barefoot paradise!

As you step into Indigo Beach Zanzibar, you will immediately feel that your holidays have started.. Barefoot....This is how you will spend your holidays. Forget everything, free your mind and spirit! Relax in our cozy "boutique Hotel"!

The resort shows simplicity & informality.  The turquoise of the lagoon melts into the background of an immaculate white sandy beach, planted with coconut palms close to the small fishing village of Bweju, near Paje Beach.

With its whitewashed walls, marine blue roofs and cozy bungalows, Indigo Beach Zanzibar, is full of coastline charm. The garden is planted with coconut palms and exotic trees rustled by the cool sea breeze. From the deck of the pool you'll find a direct view on the lagoon, that spreads its color less than 30m away.

Stylist boutique hotel based on the barefoot concept

9 bungalows typical of a beach lifestyle, each with a private lounge area ("baraza" in Swahili) and garden, an external bathroom, with 3 of these bungalows offering 'Family' rooms option.

• 8 Romantic sea view bungalows & one garden view

• 1 Restaurant and bar overseeing the pool

• 1 guest house with 8 traditional & simple rooms & bathroom

• 1 kids corner- Mtoto Club

• Free Wi-Fi in dedicated areas

• Check in :14h00 & check out :11h00

• Reception(souvenirs, excursion desk and other products)

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Massage
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Tennis court offsite
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Sun terrace
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Private beach
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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ColinPilky wrote a review Nov 2022
Booked Indigo Beach for 9 nights as a big birthday celebration in Sep/Oct 22. Warm welcome on arrival with a refreshing drink and cold towel but as we'd arrived around 10:00am in the morning check-in was not available until 14:00, despite the room being ready, was told it would cost an extra $50 pp to be allowed in early. First impression the resort is a pure paradise barefoot experience, very clean with extremely friendly helpful staff plus impressive grounds set on an amazing beach. But as we'd paid for all-inclusive basis and upgraded to an Ocean front 1 bed bungalow (almost £2000 extra compared to B+B board in other accommodations available) felt quite disappointed with the overall experience considering the cost of upgrades we had paid for. The bungalow was as basic as it comes and not of the reasonable luxury you would've expected for the amount of money we had invested in an upgrade. The bungalow was uncomfortable consisting of concrete seating with scatter cushions, there was no fridge or tea/coffee facilities only providing 2 small (warm) bottles of water per day. The bed however was large & comfortable. The outdoor bathroom was a whole new experience, we had been supplied with complimentary shampoo and shower gel but the sink wasn't fixed down properly, there was only enough hot water for one shower between 2 people, no hairdryer and the added bonus.....an army of ants sharing the space. This made the whole holiday unbearable as you were constantly dodging them when you walked around the bathroom area, they were even in the toilet and under the seat. It wasn't nice if you needed to visit the loo during the night. Despite the choices on the menu being limited (2-3 options per courses) the quality of food was excellent and everything was cooked fresh, although you would struggle if you were a vegetarian. Staff were very polite and friendly. There is NO bar on the resort and all drinks are served from the kitchens, on regular occasions waiting 30 minutes for a drink, hence we didn't drink much alcohol on our supposedly relaxing holiday. Once the evening meal time had finished at 9.30pm, the staff cleared the area wanting to get away so that meant NO MORE service (until 7.00am next day) hence every-one went to bed by 10:00pm !! You couldn't go back to the room and relax with a coffee/tea as there wasn't any facilities to do so. With no TV's on the resort whatsoever to kill any time in the evening we went to sleep like we were getting up for work the next day. The beach although beautiful was tidal so you couldn't snorkel or swim as the tide was out for most of the day. You are constantly hounded by beach sellers (wanting rip-off prices selling trips or same souvenir tat) who just will not take no for an answer, we never used the beach for this reason as it was just not relaxing! The pool was clean and tidy with minimal sunbeds but it was quite small and was awkward to get in and out of. Unless this resort has had a major upgrade in the 6 weeks since we visited the facilities are not what it suggests in the advertised description, it is misleading and I would not recommend to friends and family We decided to leave early and spend our last night somewhere else (wish we had done it earlier ) in a hotel that was home from home comfort, which for the money we paid we were expecting from Indigo Beach. This hotel is ideal for a stop-over stay whilst travelling but not for a whole week or two. We would not return to Zanzibar, we feel we were misled with the fancy postcard pictures and luxury, which we did not experience.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Roam65580442571 wrote a review Oct 2022
Thank you for the amazing week you've given us. My wife and I spent our honeymoon at Indigo Beach and everything was wonderful, from the friendliness of the staff to the wonderful beachfront Bungalow. All the staff were spectacular and attentive, thanks to the office staff who attended to all our requests and the dining room staff who provided us with excellent meals, including a surprise private dinner. Asante sana!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Michael R. wrote a review Aug 2022
Zurich, Switzerland23 contributions6 helpful votes
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We arrived at the Indigo in the morning. We got offered a breakfast which gave us a first impression of the kitchen. Just bad quality. We were happy that our room, the so called 'Garden Suite' was ready ahead of time. We expected at least a view to the garden, but that wasn't the case at all. We came to a house whose walls were full of crow droppings from top to bottom. Our 'suite' was on the second floor. Two separate rooms. The bathroom, if you can call it that, in very poor condition. The toilet not much better. Looking out the windows, all with mosquito nets, all you could see was the trash behind the house and the water tanks. This is what you call a suite? We stayed only one night, as we luckily found a much better hotel very close by. We were told that we might get a refund, but unfortunately that is not the case. We had booked and paid for 6 nights, over $750. For us it was a lesson not to book via internet anymore. The pictures are all embellished and do not reflect reality. Indigo Beach, never again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Alaa Tarawneh wrote a review May 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates49 contributions26 helpful votes
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The hotel is located east of Zanzibar which is ideal for most of the location you want to visit if you are planing to do tourist tours. The staff is super friendly we stayed at the hotel for 8 days during May 2022 When we arrived we had booked our own bungalow with beach front but because we had a small kid with us it was not suitable as there were stairs to reach the room and we were afraid she would fall down from there. so the team helped us to move to a better 2 bedroom room. Al though there was always insects and bugs in the room i think it is fair to say it is clean. however you need to tell the staff to clean what u want to clean because they don’t do it by nature. The food at the hotel is not cheap and not expensive so if you are planning to stay for a long period , you will need 15-20$ per person for lunch and same for dinner. Breakfast is good with few variations of what you can eat, you just need to be careful with sugar as I always found insects inside it which you can barely see. The facility of the hotel is amazing and great for kids, Big pool relatively and comparing to similar hotels Beach access is very easy and direct, it depends on what time you go to the beach during the tide I would recommend it for couples and family ✌️
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Sabrina A wrote a review Feb 2022
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Our heartfelt thanks to Combo and all of its wonderful staff. In October 2021, we stayed in this boutique hotel for our honeymoon. The hotel is charming, the meals are qualitative, traditional dishes or more western. The staff makes all the difference, the team is charming, smiling, pleasant, flexible, attentive... we will keep very nice memories of this stay. We especially thank Combo, the manager - Nice and professional person. The hotel is located in the east of the island, away from the hustle and bustle, an ideal place to relax. There are a few villages around. We always felt safe and it was easy to organize outings to different places on the island. We highly recommend this hotel. Thank you again. 🙏🏼 Sabrina and Youssef
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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MoniqueVR wrote a review Dec 2021
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia122 contributions35 helpful votes
So I wasn't able to actually stay here as my flight changed and inhad to leave . I asked the hotel for a refund or even a partial refund for my 3 night stay and Margot was very quick to message and simply say "not refundable" I said okay ill change my flights but that proved expensive so all in all very disappointed as Indigo will not only very easily take my money but book it out to someone else and get double. Daylight robbery. I understand hotels need to protect themselves but also during this uncertain time and with the new strain the flight rules keep on changing and this should be kept in mind if you want return business. I lost $290...I didnt mind paying 1 night or even 1.5 for penalty. No movement for change.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Nadine S wrote a review Dec 2021
Limerick, Ireland15 contributions7 helpful votes
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I spent 4 days at Indigo Beach with my mom and sister in November 2021. We had a beach front bungalow, which was just amazing. I cannot fault any part of our stay. We were treated like royalty, any request was met and we were made feel so comfortable. As 3 female travelers, we felt so safe, and what I loved most was the Masai boys who work as hotel security, were so respectful and very welcoming. The food in the restaurant was fantastic. Menu changed everyday, so we were spoilt for choice. The staff were so professional and accommodating. I want to especially mention Joyce and Upendo, two beautiful waitresses who served us so well. Musa the boy from reception, was such a gentleman, and so professional. We also used the hotel taxi and tour guide Maou, who was so much fun and so helpful. He took care of us wherever we needed to go. I would highly recommend Indigo Beach for your stay in Zanzibar. Located in the village of Bwejuu, you get the added bonus of seeing all the local children playing in the ocean everyday. I will return for sure, thank you Indigo, you have taken a special place in my heart xxxxx
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Beach front Bungalows offer sea views and complete calmness and privacy
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1812juanMC wrote a review Aug 2021
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We stayed for 4 days january 2020 in a beautiful beachfront bungalow. From the moment you step down from the taxi and take off your shoes it's just paradise! The sunrise, the blindingly white sand and turquoise waters welcoming us every morning. The smiling and friendly staff, always willing and happy to help. The manager, taking care of every possible need with such love for the place, it's people and the clients. The delicious swahili cuisine. The quiet... A true paradise on barefoot!!! Somewhere to go at least once in your life.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Namukolo wrote a review Aug 2021
Lusaka, Zambia1 contribution
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Our travel into Tanzania was horrid, warn and caution for anyone flying in with Air Tanzania(I would not recommend them at all). I am sure this applies to African residents only. Nonetheless, our transfer from the airport was about 1.5 hr to Indigo........We arrived really late,10 pm and the manager on site waited for us, this was a pleasant surprise, tired as we were at least we managed to get some dinner prepared and waiting for us in our bungalow. We booked two, one bedroomed o ocean view bungalows for four nights(7 & 8), lovely space , just as pictures show. The rooms were spot on clean, enough towels, the amenities were just FAB.....I loved the Coconut and Lime scents, the showers were lovely too, although not enough hot water (as we were coming from a country that was colder), and expected the hot water to be enough for two showers...I suppose it goes with the Island temperature. The bed was comfortable, though I feel our mattress should have had a protector. You wake up to the sound of the sea, palm trees and the view to the ocean which is welcoming, I swam in the morning most of the time, the feel of the soft sand on your feet from the moment you step out and into the ocean, my only concern was the litter washed onto the beach,(swim suits)would have been nice if the staff would just pick up and toss that, especially that its in front of the establishment. Breakfast was divine, the fresh juice and variety of fruit was what I always looked out for,You get a buffet of cooked breakfast, variety of breakfast and can order your eggs and bacon(when available). I loved that you have no AC, and depend on the natural air(but fans are available for those that can't stand the lovely warm humid temperature) The staff were lovely, all through out, the Masai security,(makes you feel you are being taken care by warriors), the Fnb waiters always on point, they paid attention to what we requested , Managers on site were friendly....I would like to thank all the staff for making our stay enjoyable, so patient and polite. Furthermore to Margot and Maelle for being patient with us. We are so coming back !
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: The ocean view bungalows are the best
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KartKallaste wrote a review Mar 2021
Tallinn, Estonia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Public spaces and the rooms look nice, however there are no ACs anywhere in the hotel: not in the public spaces (as they are all open air), but also not in the rooms. As the temperatures in Zanzibar can be very high, even during night, than it is not advisable to stay in this hotel if you are travelling with small children. However, if you are travelling without children, then the place is ok: the staff is warm and the houses look nice. Families with children, please note: there is absolutely nowhere to escape from the high temperature and the sleeping temperatures during night can be dangerously high for infants. After two nights of staying awake, opening all doors to create any air in the room and as a consequence getting multiple mosquito bites, we decided to leave. However, I admit that I should have double checked before booking to be sure that they have any AC. I just expected that a nice place like Indigo would have AC if it operates in such a hot climate. However, the hotel looks nice, the houses are nicely decorated, big and spacious, pool is good enough, beach is right at your doorstep. The staff is friendly, welcoming and cooperative - they made us feel welcome and tried to find solutions for us. Three other minuses (besides AC) from our experience: 1. It was impossible to enjoy the beach freely as we were constantly bombarded by beach boys. Some even start calling for you as soon as you open your room door. In the end I didn't go swimming in the ocean, cause I couldn't get 1 minute to myself without being approached and being offered tour, souvenirs etc. 2. Breakfast had rather limited options to choose from. Fruits were always running out. 3. It is in the middle of nowhere, so if you want to eat you have only two options: in the hotel or book a driver to go to the nearest town. There is nothing in the walking distance.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Maelle Collot, Comptabilité/Finance at Indigo Beach Zanzibar
Responded Mar 17, 2021
Dear Kart Kallaste, Warmest greeting from Indigo. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our hotel. We are really sorry not to have meet your expectations by not having A/C in the rooms, but we did our best to find a solution which could fit you. We would always provide extra fans if required. We are glad that you enjoyed our little barefoot. Concerning breakfast, we offer plenty of things as a base, every day, such as cereals, fresh fruits, yogurt, several bread varieties, and some hot dishes and pastries that change daily. It is also possible to order eggs, bacon and sausages from the Chef. And of course, if you may have any special request, we are always pleased to assist. As we are located in the village of Bwejuu, you do need a taxi to go to Paje (5min) or Jambiani (10 min), where there are a lot of shops, restaurant and activities. Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for all your feedbacks as we are truly committed to giving our customers the best possible service, we are sure it will help us to improve the experience at Indigo. Best regards, Manel Frikech
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$86 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandBwejuu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Indigo Beach Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Paje Beach (2.5 miles), Kuza Cave (4.9 miles), and Hussein Tourist Guider (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Dongwe Jetty, Ratatouille, and Delight Zanzibar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Indigo Beach Zanzibar have airport transportation?
Yes, Indigo Beach Zanzibar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Indigo Beach Zanzibar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.