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 kilometer from the shore, are ideal for swimming and snorkelling. An unassuming and mellow hotel, it concentrates on simplicity with style.
There are only 22 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 beachfront or 20m back amongst the beautiful green gardens. The 4 suites have their own plunge pool. 2 of these suites have 2 bedrooms, making them perfect for families. Food is one of the highlights at Pongwe. Meals are served in a big palm-thatched building overlooking the beach, and the menu combines the best of fish, seafood, vegetables, and meats that Zanzibar has to offer. Most people are attracted to Pongwe with dreams of sipping cocktails in the infinity pool and unplugging in a hammock. When you are feeling more energetic though, you can swim and snorkel in the ocean straight from the beach, fish or sail from the hotel’s boat or borrow the mountain bikes and kayaks.
- One of the island’s best beaches
- Infinity pool overlooking the ocean
- Laid back and unpretentious
- White sand, hammocks, and palm trees – bliss
At a glance
- 22 Rooms
- All Ages
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- Bed & Breakfast - Half Board
"Don’t move from your hammock when you are feeling peckish, just glance over the snack menu and make your order."
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