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)
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.…
I booked Indigo for a week in February, but had to leave after two nights due to no AC in the room. We had a 4 months old baby with us and it was too hot. My recommendation to the management is not to accept bookings with babies under 1 year of age. And to book families to villas with second floor, I heard that there is much more air. They did propose to move us to another hotel with AC, but they offered a 4 times smaller room which was not acceptable for the four of us. So we left with no refund to Park Hyatt which was outstanding. Otherwise Indigo is a cool place to stay with nice staff and friendly guests. If they would have refunded us or offered similar size room with AC I would put 3 or 4 stars to them. Location is a little bizarre with not much where to go, so most lunches and dinners are to be had there. …
Stayed here for seven night during Christmas time. The location is stunning and the hotel is beautiful. The booking and payment was easy via email. Margot was super nice and helpful and accommodated our special request. We had beach front villa which is nicely decorated. Bathroom outside was a nice feature and we liked it. The food in the hotel was excellent - always freshly cooked and nicely served. They also have a nice selection of South African and French wines. The staff at the restaurant is a special highlight. Mary, Gottfried, Agnes are wam and amazing people and they made our stay very cosy. We had birthday celebration and Musa organised a lobster and beautiful celebration for us - it was truly special. In terms of the beach - it’s a stunning long beach however the tides can be very low. If you plan on snorkelling it is uninteresting as there are no corals but just seaweed where you can see lots of urchins, some fish, crabs but not much else. For us the main down side was lack of aircon in the bedroom. For us - northern people it was quite hot at night. Otherwise we are incredibly happy about our stay and would highly recommend this place for peaceful and beautiful stay. …
I booked in this hotel for 6 nights! I hot to change my flight for urgent matter and go back to my home country after only spending 3 nights. They refused to give me my money back! Was almost 700$ i asked for discount of F&B she was more than rude to say no! They even rented the room for another customer before i leave and forced me to leave my room at 6pm after a bog fight with them. While my flight was at 12:00am Not only this! They didn’t clean our room in the check out date while i asked for this. They put the bottle of water infront of the door from outside and left!!! Overall this, after 6pm all the room will be full of ants and mosquitoes, lizard because all the windows are closed with bamboo, so it’s all open! Toilet is outside as well because they don’t want to pay for ventilation and exhaust! There is no AC for sure! The only benefit in this place was the beach and local people around! But definitely not the hotel or the small swimming pool. 3*7 meters maybe.…
I spent 2 nights here as a solo retreat. It was a perfect spot. The hotel is very well kept. Loved the decor of the place and the little details. My room was a walk across the beach, but as I was alone it wasn't too bad. I enjoyed the beautiful views in the morning. Food was good, although limited and portions were a quite small. WiFi connection was very poor in the room. Staff were excellent, especially Adis and Musa who looked after me very well. 😊 Note: The ocean is beautiful, although the tide can be very low sometimes and only reach waist height. Seaweed also grows here so expect that too.