Pongwe Beach Hotel

Zanzibar Tanzania

  • Set on a sheltered bay
  • Go swimming, snorkelling, diving and kayaking
  • Cottages with private terraces
  • Easy-going, relaxed atmosphere
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Open: Pongwe Beach Hotel is closes April/May annually for the rainy season.

Location: Pongwe Beach Hotel is on a quiet bay on the northeast coast of Zanzibar. It is 35kms from Stone Town, about an hours’ drive.

Rooms: There are 20 rooms in total including 13 facing the beach, 3 overlooking the garden and 4 beachfront suites with private plunge pools. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers which use saltwater. They also have private terraces with chairs or hammocks. Towels and bottled water are provided. Rooms are cooled by fans and sea breezes. Beach bags, hats and sarongs are provided.

Activities: Popular activities include swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and diving in the ocean, sunbathing on the beach or by the pool, or relaxing in a hammock. At low tide you can take walks along the beach. There are bikes for rent. Pongwe can also arrange excursions to Stone Town and other places of interest on the island such as Jozani Forest or a spice farm, big game fishing and a variety of boat trips including sunset cruises.

Facilities: The hotel has lovely gardens and hammocks are strung up between trees where you can relax. There is a salt water infinity pool by the beach with a wooden deck and sun loungers. The thatched, open-sided restaurant is spacious and serves high quality food and wine. The hotel has a lounge bar and a library with a wide range of books including fiction. The reception is staffed 24 hours a day. Pongwe offers a laundry service, to be paid for locally.

Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is a computer which can be used for free, and Wi-Fi internet access to be paid for locally.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

We could not fault the room, the service, the staff. . . any of it. Such a great vibe and looking forward to going back.

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