Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe, about halfway up Zanzibar's east coast, has a real gem of a beach - true Indian Ocean style - making Pongwe Beach Hotel an authentic paradise retreat. The bay's clear blue waters, protected by the reef one kilometre from the shore, are ideal for swimming and snorkelling.

An unassuming and mellow hotel, it concentrates on simplicity with style. Food is one of the highlights at Pongwe. Consultant chef Adrian trained to gourmet standards in Europe, and meals are served in a big palm-thatched building overlooking the beach,

There are only 16 cottages, lending the hotel a wonderfully intimate air. Zanzibari in structure, with palm-leaf thatched roofs, mosaic floors and handmade wooden furniture, they're set right on the beach front or 20m back amongst the beautiful green gardens. An absence of TVs or radios means the whole place is blissfully quiet.

How to get to Pongwe Beach Hotel

Situated on the north east of Zanzibar Island the hotel is approximately an hour's drive from Stonetown and Zanzibar Airport.

Activities at Pongwe Beach Hotel

Day cruising, fishing snorkelling, diving. Jeep, motorbike and mountain bike hire.

Pongwe Beach Hotel Reviews

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Client Score: 4.6 out of 5 based on 10 reviews 4.5 Showing 1 - 2 of 10 reviews
Pongwe Beach Hotel

Melissa Rupnaraine & Jordan Baboolal

4

Typical beach resort. Rooms are okay. Food was lovely. Beach is amazing. It did not blow us away but it was nice to be in an intimate setting given it was our honeymoon. Extremely hot and no AC in rooms was a bit on the uncomfortable side, and also having only salt water to shower with/wash hands with drove us insane. I know they are in remote location but this…

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Pongwe Beach Hotel

Karen Dawaf

5

This hotel is in a idyllic setting. Staff again were friendly and helpful. The food varied from being very good to average on occasion.

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Pongwe Beach Hotel

Highlights of East Africa Gorilla Trekking, Safari and Beach Holiday

Days
16
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $7,200 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania, Uganda
Locations
Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island , Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi

Kenya and Zanzibar Safari and Beach Honeymoon

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,060 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya, Tanzania
Locations
Masai Mara, Zanzibar Island

Kenya Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,050 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya, Tanzania
Locations
Masai Mara, Zanzibar Island

Northern Tanzania Safari Highlights and Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Days
16
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $8,500 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island