- Kids Club
- Private gardens
- Overlooks Indian Ocean
Just off the South East coast of Zanzibar lies an authentic beachside experience: Indigo Beach. A family-friendly boutique hotel located on a beach overlooking the Indian Ocean, this is the place to visit for couples wanting to relax while their children are looked after in one of the most beautiful coasts in the world.
Life is simple by the sea. Barefoot, guests can stroll the coast from Bwejuu to Paje and discover nearby fishing villages and villagers. If the sand is too hot for feet, biking the beach is also an enjoyable option available. At sea, guests can explore the depths of the Indian Ocean with diving excursions or skim across the surface with kite surfing activities.
This simplicity is also reflected in Indigo Beach’s architecture. Nine bungalows are located along the beach, three of which are dedicated to families. Each of the six villa style bungalows feature a private garden, a queen bed with one optional rollaway bed for a child in the parents’ room, and feature external bathrooms. Some bungalows have direct access to the beach and offer incredible views overlooking the Indian Ocean, but maintain privacy with the secluded garden.
Food at Indigo Beach is served alfresco. Guests dine on local specialties and grills under a Bedouin tent, and can sip on cocktails in armchairs by their pools. Refreshing drinks are available at any time during the day. The hotel can also organise private meals in front of the guest's villa, with lobster and romantic candle-lit dinners for couples. Vegetarian options are available.
What sets this boutique hotel apart from the others is its attention to families. Its Kids Club, which welcomes children between the ages of 4 and 10 years, organises creative workshops, swimming pool games, and other beachside group games for the children to get stuck in with whilst their parents relax not far along the coast, or on a boat out at sea. Babysitting services are also available. The hotel accommodates families with one family villa and two cottages. The villa is located close to the pool, features a Swahili style sitting area facing the villa’s private garden, and consists of two bedrooms for a couple with two or three children. The two cottages can both accommodate a couple with two or three children, feature a private garden, and an annex room to provide more space for the children to enjoy.
We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!
Jennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019
We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.
Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.
Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.
Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!
One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.
Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!
Brandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019
Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.
We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.
We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).
We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)
Jeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019