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Situated in the Paje area, on one of the best beaches on Zanzibar, Pongwe Beach Hotel is a tranquil place where one can escape the hustle and bustle of modern life.
It has a large open-plan public area, with a bar and lounge to the left and dining area to the right. Beyond, a path leads out to a lovely infinity swimming pool, set on rocks above the beach.
The lodge looks out onto a private cove, with coral-rag cliffs on either side. The whole area has a very relaxed island feel to it with the back of the white-sand beach shaded by a grove of palm trees, and strategically placed hammocks and loungers.
At high tide the water cuts Pongwes stretch of beach off from the rest of the east coast, while at low tide you can walk around to nearby coves.
Pongwe is a small and welcoming boutique hotel, with an intimate, personal atmosphere. The rooms are relatively simple but with some lovely touches.
The area is not has heavily impacted by tourism as many other stretches of the island. The small village nearby is a sleepy, untouched place. The locals are warm and friendly and many guests return to this corner of Zanzibar year after year.
The location is also convenient for day trips to Stone Town and Jozani Forest, both of which are within relatively easy reach.
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