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Pongwe Bay Resort

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- Beautiful Beach
- Excellent Value
- Swimming Pool
- Large Tidal Range

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Pongwe Bay Resort is a good value option on a quiet and beautiful stretch of beach on Zanzibar's Eastern Coast. Accommodation is modest, but this is reflected in the price and this is a good option for those who prefer to vooid larger resorts.

The beach is private, with a furnished waterfront and friendly service. The beach club provides a range of equipment, including paddle surfing for those who want to experience nature through sports. You can play beach volley or beach soccer on the soft sand on pongwe bay or snorkelling in the bay for looking marine starfish. As an alternative to a day on the beach, the resort has a pool with a solarium area and Jacuzzi. The bar service and a the snack menu is available on the beach or in the pool.

This is a tidal area and at low tide, it is a long walk out to the sea (upto 1km), so most will swim off the beach only at high tide. There is some limited snorkelling available off the beach within the reef or you can arrange a snorkelling or diving excursion through the hotel.

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  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

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    Best regards,
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    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

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    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
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