Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach Hotel is an established beach lodge overlooking a gorgeous beach on the east coast of Zanzibar.

Pongwe Beach Hotel is a very good option if you are looking for a relaxed, down to earth beach lodge with a lovely natural beach setting, at good value for money prices. Rooms are simple but comfortable and the lodge has a cosy, intimate feel. For anyone looking for larger, more impressive rooms then the sea-view suites would be suitable. The ambience of the property is relaxed, with friendly service and good food. We would not suggest Pongwe Beach is a sophisticated beach option, but it is very popular, often fully booked a long time in advance and guests always enjoy their stay. The beach is gorgeous, one of the best on Zanzibar, making the place feel like a little slice of paradise.


Pongwe offers accommodation for up to 40 guests in 20 simply decorated, whitewashed rooms, gathered together in blocks of two or three. 13 of the rooms are classified as ‘beachfront’ and have sea views, three slightly cheaper rooms…


Zanzibar’s, or more correctly Unguja’s (Zanzibar is the name of the archipelago which includes both Pemba and Unguja islands), history dates back more than 2000 years when the islands traded with ships from Persia, Arabia…


There is no age restriction. The family room is an ideal choice for families wanting to be together with a double bedroom, adjoining twin bedroom and a shared bathroom. Triple and quad rooms are also possible. Pongwe is fine…

Conservation & community

Pongwe supports their local community through various means. They built a fresh water supply in the village which is sufficient for the entire community and assist the village development through cash funds. Support is also…

LocationZanzibar East Coast
AccessOne hour drive from Zanzibar Airport / Stone Town
OpenJune to mid-April
Camp StyleBeach hotel
FocusBeach relaxation
ChildrenNo age restriction
ActivitiesKayaks / Paddle boards/ Bicycles / Snorkelling
Number of Rooms20 rooms and suites (including 1 family room)
Family AccommodationTwo bedroomed family room / Triples and quadruples possible
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerOn request
Heating/CoolingStanding fans / Ceiling fans / Evening Breeze in several beachfront rooms
Room SafeNo
Laundry ServiceAdditional cost
Communication in roomNo
Mobile ReceptionYes
Dining StylePrivate
Drinks IncludedNo
Credit CardsVisa, Mastercard and AMEX