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Indigo Beach Zanzibar

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Bwejuu 00000 Tanzania
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#2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Bwejuu
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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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Anna C wrote a review Dec 2020
Tbilisi, Georgia1,131 contributions418 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Maelle Collot, General Manager at Indigo Beach Zanzibar
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Anna, Thank you very much for your amazing feedback! It has been our pleasure to have you as our guests, and all the staff were extremely happy to make your day to day so special. We will show your message to all of them, starting with the restaurant employee and we are sure that they will be absolutely glad to hear this from you. Once again thank you for your kindness and we are looking forward to welcoming you back at Indigo Beach Zanzibar. Best regards Maelle Collot
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Sarah.92 wrote a review Dec 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Maelle Collot, General Manager at Indigo Beach Zanzibar
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sarah, Let me first of all express my amazement when I read your comment concerning your stay at Indigo Beach Zanzibar as the information are not correct and clearly unfair - as the other comment concerning another hotel of the island where you were asking about refund too. You booked Indigo Beach Zanzibar through an agency with an initial booking of 4 nights - from 21 to 25/12/2020. The agency made the payment to us knowing the conditions of cancellation or changes (which are by the way very flexible as per the covid-19) and I am sure they shared them with you and probably recommended you to take a travel insurance - even more necessarily given the world pandemic situation. On the 16/12/2020, we received an email from the agency asking to change the dates from 21-25 December (4nights) up to 18-21 December (3nights) - while you were already on the island, staying in an hotel in the north. We accepted this last minute change politely and prepared the bungalow for you after making change on our planning - Christmas is a busy season in Zanzibar and no one is allowing last minute free cancellation or change usually. As I said earlier, there is a procedure when you book vacation with an agency - the cancellation or change conditions are signed between the agency and the guests. If you wish to get a refund from your agency or your insurance, do not hesitate to contact them directly as we are not responsible. Concerning the check out time, the new reservation was made only for 3 nights so you were supposed to leave the room at 11am - like all the other guests. Mussa, the manager on site explained to you several times and even decided to offer you free of charge the late check out until 6pm. As you can imagine, the housekeeping is coming every day to clean the rooms (2 times in fact) and they are not supposed to clean the room the day of the departure as the check out time is normally 11am. Moreover, when the housekeeping came to drop the water, they knocked several time and you did not open the door so they decided to leave the bottle for you outside as they could not enter in the room. Concerning the fauna & flora of Zanzibar, lizards are everywhere on the island, very friendly and great for the guests are they eat the mosquitos. Moreover, as you can see on all the platforms (TripAdvisor, booking.com, Instagram, our official website) we have unique outside bathrooms protected by Casuarina wood - providing complete privacy - offering an amazing experience - being able to take a shower under the stars of Zanzibar of the bougainvillea. in the idea of respecting this amazing nature and environment, Indigo Beach doesn't have AC but all the constructions have been built in order to let the fresh air coming through - this information is also well shared on all the online platform. I will also rectify the last wrong information that you are sharing here, indeed as you can see again online, we are a small boutique hotel with a small swimming pool, (4m by 12m and not 3m by 7m) which by the way is the perfect size as we can accommodate maximum 40 persons in our lovely place and most of the guests are enjoying the ocean more that the pool. I would recommend you to check the hotels online before in order to book a place suitable to your needs and avoid being disappointed and disrespecting the team on site who were trying hard to improve your stay. We hope you are safe trip back home Best regards
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Ahlam R wrote a review Dec 2020
Leicestershire, United Kingdom29 contributions6 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Maelle Collot, General Manager at Indigo Beach Zanzibar
Responded 3 Dec 2020
Dear Alham Thank you very much for your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are very glad to know that you had an amazing stay in our small paradise and that you enjoyed the beautiful garden and the small attention from the staff. Please be sure that I will share with comment with the team and especially Ades & Mussa. We do understand your comment concerning the Wifi. Indeed we provide free wifi in the common areas (restaurant, lobby and pool) and it might be a little bit slower in the rooms - which allow our guests to have a real break and enjoy the calm of Zanzibar. Thank you and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards Maelle Collot, General Manager
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marielagt06 wrote a review Mar 2020
Warwickshire, United Kingdom22 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed in Indigo beach as a last stop of our 14 days trip to Zanzibar. Originally we had some issue with the booking and the room as well, the French management wasn’t that open to communicate with us and were really short on their emails and even sort of rude when reply to us saying in one of their emails just the following : If you are looking for budget room, we do not have enough room to suit your party on the requested date. Margot (BTW we never asked for a budget room, just requested for price for 2 rooms for certain period with dinner) At the end I was quite reserve in booking this place because of the bad communication with the booking team, however we really liked the place and decided not to deal with them directly but to book through Online booking site Agoda. On arrival we had some trouble with the room but that was quickly and efficiently sorted by the Tanzanian manager Kombo ( hope to have the name right) who was ever so kind from day 1 to the rest of the stay and made sure all our requests are fulfilled and have a nice stay. He was always there checking on guests and chatting to them, then he constantly checked the staff to make sure they are actually doing their jobs and was around if any troubles. At the same time a French lady Mary who checked us in was nowhere to be seen- as we arrived 12 oclock ( which she was aware of) and the rooms weren’t ready she promised to find us when we can check in, but she was no where to be seen after so we had to go an beg for our key 4 hrs later and were told room was ready ages ago. In overall that lady was nowhere to be seen the next 4 days so for me she wasn’t a manager but just random person appointed to be there. Th lack of customer service from these French staff while trying to make the booking or on check in made me feel really unwelcome and almost ruined my stay but thanks to Kombo it was all sorted and we really enjoyed it at the end. The hotel itself is a little gem, filled with mostly French guests but this wasn’t a problem for us. The pool was quite nice and you could stay there all day during low tide. The restaurant food and staff were very very good, surprised they knew both English and French which is a plus for a place like Tanzania. They were always smiling and sort of made you feel welcome. We had dinner almost every night there and find the food quite decent for the money paid. Indigo is also close to Paje so with $10 taxi return you could visit this part of the island as well. In overall I would recommend this place.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 16 Mar 2020
Dear Marie, Warmest greetings from Indigo Beach. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your previous stay in our Hotel. I feel really sorry to hear that you did not feel welcome among us. Indigo Beach is a small hotel where we want everyone to feel comfortable. We are truly disappointed to have failed and we take your comment very seriously to question us for the future. We are vey delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Indigo and espacially the food at the restaurant. Our chef Anna will be more than happy to hear that you liked the food she cooked with her team. Moreover, your kind words will be share with the team, an your precious feedback about Kombo will be highly shared with him. We are looking forward to welcome you again in our white paradise along the Indian Ocean so that we could welcome you as we know how to do. Best Regards, Maelle Collot, General Manager.
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Coco Y wrote a review Nov 2019
11 contributions4 helpful votes
Indigo is in the middle of Bweju village so you can see the locals doing their thing. You don't feel so isolated from the real people. Our bungalow was close to the beach and was wonderful waking up with the birds and wave sounds. Bed were big and firm. Staff so friendly and helped us with our many questions and requests. It's not high-end luxury but we didn't want that. And we didn't want to worry about how we looked and being beautiful people. Just normal holiday-goers like us. Located on the open ocean side of the island (south east), Indigo views are gorgeous. The hotel is a cosy boutique, with few rooms/bungalows painted vibrant white, sitting amid the most verdant garden. Seaside bungalows dearer but worth it. The staff were friendly, and the food offered variety with fusion approach; good drinks including decent beer. This is a well managed place. We arrived from Stonetown and then went to terrible Zanzibar airport and Indigo arranged transfers. Thanks for a great time.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from MaelleCollot, General Manager at Indigo Beach Zanzibar
Responded 14 Nov 2019
Dear Coco, First of all, we would like to thank you for your wonderful review. As you said, Indigo is the perfect place to discover Zanzibar vibes between the local life in the village and at the beach and the serenity of the hotel. We are very happy that you enjoyed you stay with us. We would be delighted to welcome you again in our small paradise Best regards Maelle Collot, General Manager
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US$46 - US$268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandBwejuu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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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 (4.0 km), Kuza Cave (7.8 km), and Hussein Tourist Guider (7.3 km).
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, Delight Zanzibar, and Kijiji Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Indigo Beach Zanzibar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Indigo Beach Zanzibar offers an airport shuttle 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, French, and Italian.
Does Indigo Beach Zanzibar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.