Situated on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, the Pongwe Beach Hotel is a true paradise retreat, set within a secluded bay on the east coast of Zanzibar; an island in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Tanzania, Africa. We are a modestly sized hotel, with sixteen traditional beach-side cottages, and an intimate atmosphere.
“Affordable, laid-back luxury on one of the most idyllic palm-fringed beaches imaginable.” — i-escape.com
The Perfect Beach
Pongwe Beach Hotel offers the perfect paradise island experience. The bay’s clear blue waters — protected by the reef one kilometre from the shore — are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. If the midday sun becomes too strong you can retreat into the shade of the palm trees that line the white sandy beach, and sip a long, cool drink.
Pongwe Beach is a tranquil location; the ideal place to relax and enjoy Zanzibar’s distinctive, mellow pace. You can dive into the crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean, or stretch out and soak up the sun on the beach. It is the ideal retreat for those looking for that extra special honeymoon, or a holiday with an air of exclusivity.
We have our own traditional wooden long boat with which our guests may gain access to deep waters before and beyond the reef. This provides the ideal opportunity to go game fishing for tuna, marlin, barracuda and king fish. We also have snorkeling out at Mnemba Atoll where you can will find many coral species and marine life; and at Kizimkazi where sharks, dolphins and turtles can be found. Scuba diving can be arranged whether it be a day dive or a Padi open water course.
Dining at Pongwe
Our in-house chefs will cater for all different tastes and are very flexible so you can be assured that the crab, king prawns and other fine local food will be prepared and cooked to the highest standards. We source the freshest ingredients available on the island using local suppliers. Wines and beef are specially imported from South Africa.