Pongwe Beach Hotel
Pongwe Beach Hotel is a small and beautifully located hotel on one of the best beaches on Zanzibar island, about halfway up the east coast. The atmosphere is very welcoming and relaxed with lots of personal touches and attention to detail.
The food at Pongwe is very good but should you wish to venture further out, the closest place would be Kiwengwa (Blue Bay Beach Resort) – a ten minute taxi ride away. The palm fringed beach has lots of shady umbrellas, loungers and hammocks so it is a great place to retreat during the hottest part of the day.
Accommodation & Facilities
There are twenty rooms at Pongwe; thirteen beachfront rooms, three garden view and four sea view suites. Each room has an ensuite bathroom and are equipped with mosquito nets. Rooms have no air-conditioning but they do have ceiling and free standing fans. The sea view suites have a plunge pool. All rooms have a balcony or terrace where you can enjoy the sunrise and a leisurely breakfast.
There is a very pleasant infinity pool overlooking the ocean and Pongwe Beach Hotel has is own longboat to take guests out beyond the reef, which is welcome in the low low tides which characterise this side of the island.
Activities at Pongwe Beach Hotel
The bay’s clear blue waters – protected by the reef one kilometre from the shore – are ideal for swimming, kayaking, snorkelling and diving. The hotel can also organise a two day scuba diving course if you fancy being more adventurous. You can also enjoy land based activities at Pongwe including mountain biking and a range of ball games at the hotel.
BeachfrontFurnished with a double bed, en-suite shower, mosquito netting, fan and sun beds on your private terrace.
Seaview SuiteFurnished with a double bed, dressed in coconut wood with a spacious luggage storage wardrobe, en-suite shower, mosquito netting, fan and sun beds on your private terrace.
These rooms have their own private plunge pool.
Garden ViewThese rooms are just a 30 second walk to the beach, furnished with a double bed, en-suite shower, mosquito netting, and fan and sitting area outside the room.