Pongwe bay resort is a 3 STAR mid- range accommodation found on Pongwe beach, 8 miles away from kiwengwa –pongwe forest reserve on the eastern coast of Zanzibar. The camp is surrounded by lus tropical garden in calm and serene atmosphere. The resort is situated approximately an hour drive from stone town and Abeid Amani karume international airport. . The HOTEL is set on a beautiful Landscape surrounded by the beautiful gardens, Palm Trees and the Indian Ocean. The hotel is in an ideal place to all travellers, tourists and holiday makers for relaxation and safari adventure overlooking the beautiful views of the garden Indian Ocean and surrounding landscape.
Pongwe Bay resort consists of over 20 luxurious and spacious air conditioned cottages set in a thatched way overlooking the panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and green gardens surrounded reflecting traditional building style with high level of comfort. All cottages are well elevated , decorated and furnished with private en-suite facilities of clean Flushing toilets , bathroom with hot and cold showers, wrapped mosquito nets , flat screen TVs, hair driers , living rooms, dressing mirrors , Air conditioning ,extinguisher, chairs , Free bottled water, satellites , extra rooms , free toiletries to mention but a few. Cottages have large verandas, terraces and Private Balconies, you relax while overlooking with the stunning views over the Indian Ocean, gardens and surrounding areas. Each room is well equipped with excellent and comfortable queen and king sized beds with soft linen clean and washed beddings. Rooms are in different categories with deluxe, standard and residential suites that vary in sizes with single beds for individuals ,double beds / twin sharing and triple/family rooming option with different cost ranging from 300$ per night and above sometimes rate goes slightly high during peak/ high season than in Low season.
Pongwe Bay resort offers more services and facilities which include;
Restaurants that serves different meals both international and African zanzibari inspired cuisine that meets guests’ choice. You can have meals in any place of your choice either in the gardens or restaurant .Meals offered include. A breakfast at the beach while overlooking to a beautiful of Tranquil environment , lunch and dinner both in and outdoor dinners served by well trained, friendly and organized staff.
A well –stocked bar with a shared lounge with confortable seats offering variety of refreshments like; local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers, you relax and sip the cocktail or monk tail while on a sunset overlooking the panoramic view over the gardens, Indian ocean and surrounding areas.
A fresh water outdoor pools that cool off the hot afternoon, you relax overlooking the panoramic views of the tropical gardens and ocean views.
Services include; Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry and house –keeping services available , massage and a breezy spa service to relax and calm your body .
Internet WIFI hotspot available at the hotel that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Business center with conference halls that accommodates over 30 people for seminars, meeting & wedding places for corporate functions and honey moon package and many more.
Activities to do while at the hotel include; Full day island tour, dolphin spotting, diving in beautiful waters, visiting Jozani forest , cooking tours, night walking tours especially in stone town etc.
Zanzibar is not an independent country; it is the self –governing state in Tanzania found off the coast of East Africa. It is considered to be an old trade center in Tanzania, it is the Archipelago (group) of Islands and stone town is the historical city center located 6 km south from Zanzibar International airport. The airport is connected on daily basis with all the major East African Cities like; Kilimanjaro , Arusha, Dar-el-salaam , Nairobi and Mombasa and most of the airlines land directly on the Island making Europe, Asia, and North America relatively easy to reach . Zanzibar is the home of over 705,000 people speaking different languages with around 4 ethnic groups. The country is lively mixture of culture , religion and cuisines. The best time to visit Zanzibar is during dry season in Jan to March or july to October and December. There are different accommodation in zanzibar ; Budget mid- range and luxury accommodation that are convenient ,affordable to visitors visiting the area. There are different and more attraction/ activities to do while in Zanzibar. They include ; visiting the beaches (nakupenda, nungwi, paje beaches etc)where most of the people travel Zanzibar for vacations ,and relaxations, Visiting the historical landmark of stone town (the heart and soul of Islands) , prison Island, Palace museum, Head to Jozan Forests , visiting caves , spice/cultural tours to different parts of Zanzibar especially local village , quad biking ,Parasailing boat trips and many other activities. One can visit Zanzibar and still travel to other different parts of Tanzania.