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About Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach Hotel is set on the east coast of Zanzibar, within a secluded bay creating an idyllic beach retreat setting. The bay has clear blue waters, with a reef only a kilometre from the shore. Palm trees line the white sandy beach, while the warm waters of the Indian Ocean is perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

This hotel has 20 traditional Beach-side Cottages, 3 Garden View 13 Beachfront & 4 Sea View Suites( with private plunge pools; allowing guest’s privacy and an undisturbed, relaxed atmosphere).

Each unit has en-suite bathrooms and Moroccan walk-in showers.

Taxis can be arranged if guests wish to take a trip around the island (Stone Town/Prison Island/Jozani forest,...) fishing or snorkelling can be organised at the hotel

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 19 hours
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 47
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Pongwe Beach Hotel is closed from the 20th of April to the 31st of May

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Pongwe Beach Hotel is 0.4km from the centre of Pongwe , the nearest airport 28km (Zanzibar International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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