Photo of Pongwe Beach Hotel

“Sixteen cottages sprawled through gardens in a gorgeous sheltered cove. Traditional lime walls and woven palm thatches on the beach. An affordable introduction to paradise on Zanzibar's east coast. Beach life at its best.”

“Sixteen cottages sprawled through gardens in a gorgeous sheltered cove. Traditional lime walls and woven palm thatches on the beach. An affordable introduction to paradise on Zanzibar's east coast. Beach life at its best.”

Hotel Review

On an idyllic stretch of coastline, this self-confessed 3-star hotel is stunning and offers great value for money. Consisting of sixteen cottages for two, all with views of beach and sea, Pongwe Beach Hotel is tucked away in a beautiful little cove, sheltered on both sides by a small coral outcrop. As the hotel also owns the surrounding land, it means that the beach is usually deserted. A real piece of paradise.
Recommended for
  • Swimming Pool
  • Infinity Pool
  • Beach Life
  • Go snorkeling on Pongwe Reef, swim in the crystal clear waters, kayak and sail the bay or lay on the beach and soak up the sun!
 

Written by Simone Topolski

Recommended For

  • Swimming Pool
  • Infinity Pool
  • Beach Life
  • Go snorkeling on Pongwe Reef, swim in the crystal clear waters, kayak and sail the bay or lay on the beach and soak up the sun!
  • Fishing
  • Hand-line fishing equippment is available on site and game-fishing can be arranged.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Visit Nungwi, see the turtles in their natural aquarium and local boats being built.
  • Cycling
  • The hotel offers complimentary mountain bikes to explore the area.
  • Snorkelling
  • The hotel provides equippement for exploring Pongwe Reef.
  • Kayaking
  • Head out on the waves in the complimentary Kayaks.
  • Child friendly
  • More suited to teenagers, no babysitting services.
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Less £
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Outstanding location
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Remote
  • Secluded setting
  • Views
  • On an island
  • Boutique
  • Seaviews
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Traditional
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Four poster beds
  • Luxury
  • Charming

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Infinity Pool
  • Child friendly
  • More suited to teenagers, no babysitting services.
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge is applicable.
  • Private villas
  • 16 private cottages.
  • Bicycles available
  • Free
  • Outdoor dining
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Cots available
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Library
  • Views
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hand-line fishing equippment is available on site and game-fishing can be arranged.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Visit Nungwi, see the turtles in their natural aquarium and local boats being built.
  • Cycling
  • The hotel offers complimentary mountain bikes to explore the area.
  • Snorkelling
  • The hotel provides equippement for exploring Pongwe Reef.
  • Kayaking
  • Head out on the waves in the complimentary Kayaks.

Map & Location

What's Nearby

See What They Say

Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Beautiful beach location, great food and service

What is there to do in the area?
We offer all types of things to do in the area, from diving to taking a spice farm tour, riding mountain bikes or visiting the local village.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Each day we offer a special breakfast which could be Swahili or European, we also offer fresh fruits from the island and cereals and yogurts and juices.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Yes,we offer a wide variety of different foods, we try and source all from the island and we do like our seafood

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Beach front rooms are the most popular because you have the great views

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Pongwe beach is a very special place ,it recharges your spirit in this hectic world .