Pongwe Bay

Details

Details of Pongwe Bay

The resort is around forty minutes by car from Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site, a place that is truly magical, where different cultures mix; African, Arabic and western, embellished by historical buildings such as theOld Dispensary and House of Wonders.

The historic center of Stone Town is a maze of narrow streets which, along the universally known Kenyatta Road and Gizenza Street, offer visitors market stalls,handicraft workshops and storefronts, for a pleasant shopping experience in a totally unique setting. You may even have the good fortune of finding an authentic colonial helmet, a turn of the century photographic camera, or simply a young designer producing her hand sewn creations.

The atmosphere is even more magical at sunset, when, as the call of the muezzin can be heard, preparations get under way for the fascinating evening gathering at the Forodhani Gardens, the gardens overlooking the sea built by the Sultan. Dozens of small kiosks are set up in terraces overlooking the sea, and an extraordinary show of local cuisine is staged amongst the motley crowd gathered for an evening chat, immersed in the scents and flavors of spicy Swahili cuisine.

Outdoors
  • Outdoor pool
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Activities
  • Fishing
  • Billiards
  • Darts
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Solarium
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Private beach area
  • Beachfront
  • Bicycle rental
  • Library
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
     
  • Bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Snack bar
  • Special diet menus (on request)
Internet
  • Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge. 

Parking
  • Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). 

Services
  • Room service
  • Car hire
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Tour desk
  • Ticket service
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Daily maid service
  • Fax/photocopying
General
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free room
  • Air conditioning

Addons

Short Overview

The Pongwe Bay Resort is located in Zanzibar, on Pongwe Beach, one of the most beautiful coastlines in Tanzania, a veritable nature paradise and the ideal place for a splendid vacation or unforgettable honeymoon.Surrounded by lush gardens, where bougainvillea, frangipani, croton and banana trees provide a verdant backdrop to the rooms with a view of the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, the Pongwe Bay Resort is an exclusive oasis of peace and tranquility, with an intimate ambiance that is truly in contact with its uncontaminated natural environment.

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  • Family friendlyFamily friendly
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  • Scuba divingScuba diving
  • SnorkelingSnorkeling
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  • SportsSports

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