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Pongwe Beach Hotel

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

Blessed with a spectacular white sand beach, Pongwe Beach Hotel is a great little property. The food, friendly staff and location are excellent. The rooms are quite simple so this is not a luxury property. Pongwe is one of our favorite suggestions - IF we can find the space - when value is a priority. If this looks right up your alley, then book early and enjoy! 

Pongwe Beach Hotel is situated on the beautiful tropical island of Zanzibar. It is situated on a picture-perfect beach with white silky sands, turquoise waters and shady palm trees – the perfect holiday destination!

With only 20 rooms and a gorgeous location, it is a small and intimate hideaway. All the rooms have been built in a traditional Zanzibari style with coconut palm thatched roof, lime wash walls and handcrafted wooden doors and furniture. All the rooms have comfortable canopy beds, a large en suite bathroom and Moroccan style walk in showers. Buildings are nestled into lush gardens, creating a, enchanting tropical ambiance.

They pride themselves on running one of Zanzibar’s most relaxing hotels with a stress free environment in a stunning location. The on-site restaurant offers a variety of meals with fresh seafood and fish available daily. The bar stocks local and imported drinks, as well as making daily fresh juices and cocktails – perfect for enjoying next to the infinity pool. You can snorkel on one of the many reefs nearby. Off site, guests can explore the island's rich history and natural wonders. Tour a spice plantation and historical Stone Town, go on a boat cruise in a traditional wooden dhow, or hike to Jozani Forest to see the rare red colobus monkeys.