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…

Location Zanzibar East Coast
Access One hour drive from Zanzibar Airport / Stone Town
Open June to mid-April
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Beach hotel
Focus Beach relaxation
Children No age restriction
Activities Kayaks / Paddle boards/ Bicycles / Snorkelling
Number of Rooms 20 rooms and suites (including 1 family room)
Family Accommodation Two bedroomed family room / Triples and quadruples possible
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer On request
Heating/Cooling Standing fans / Ceiling fans / Evening Breeze in several beachfront rooms
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Additional cost
Communication in room No
Wi-Fi Throughout
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Communal
Wellness Massages
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included No
Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard and AMEX