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Pongwe Beach Hotel

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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.

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