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The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only

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Beach nearby, white sand, beach bar, fishing
Beach nearby, white sand, beach bar, fishing
Beach nearby, white sand, beach bar, fishing
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only

The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only

3.5 star property
Pongwe beach lodge with spa, outdoor pool

9.6/10 Exceptional

13 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Pongwe, Pongwe, Pongwe, Zanzibar Central
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Mnemba Island - 45 min drive
  • Nungwi Beach - 65 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 71 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • HUG IV SOUL - 8 min drive
  • The Island - 12 min walk
  • Breakfast @ Uroa Bay Beach Resort - 7 min drive
  • IL Pontile Bar - 8 min drive
  • Obama Beach Bar - 8 min drive

About this property

The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only

At The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only, you can spend time at the beach sipping drinks, plus scuba-diving is nearby. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages at the spa. The coffee shop/cafe is a great spot for a bite to eat, and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden.


Arabic, English, Italian, Russian, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Beach access
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 2018
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Arabic
  • English
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa. Services include massages. The spa is open daily.


On-site venue – This beachfront fine-dining restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 100.00 per vehicle (one way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

The Pongwe Adults Only Pongwe
The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only Lodge
The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only Pongwe
The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only Lodge Pongwe

Frequently asked questions

Does The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 100.00 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers beachfront dining, international cuisine and ocean views.
Does The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only like?
The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only is a short 8-minute walk from Pongwe Beach and 15 minutes' walk from Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

This is such a special place! We only stayed 2 nights but had an amazing time. The food is delicious and service was perfect (thank you to Juma and Frank specifically).
Laura, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent very nice place to stay for a couple
Jose, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Pauline, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The perfect couple's vacation
I visited The Island with my fiancee and it was an incredible experience. This little gem of an island is one of a kind. Around 6 bangalows, beautifully decorated and clean. Environment friendly plastic free and with recyclable products. The food is outstanding. Their onsite restaurant serves delicious pasta and other seafood dishes as well as delicious breakfasts. The staff is super friendly and professional. Vaileth served us most of the times and she was the best. Always happy and making sure we were satisfied with food and service. The managers Amine and his wife Margo are running this little paradise to perfection. Dont hesitate to book, if you can make it to Pongwe, the Island is a must.
Donatello, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nothing but Positive Vibes
The island is chock-full if friendly and comforting staff members which truly elevate the unique experience provided by the island itself. The villas were extremely clean and we didn’t even encounter one big inside ours. The pool was a nice addition and just walking around being surrounded by palms, turquoise waters and silence was as breathtaking as it gets. To add to all this - THE FOOD was extraordinary. Hats off to the chef. We had 4 meals here within 24 hours time and loved each one! Thank you to all the staff that make the island an incredible place to stay.
Bhumika, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We would like to thank the hotel for the great stay! From beginning to end everything was really perfect. The staff was very accommodating and friendly at all times. The manager is very knowledgeable and really strives to make her guests stay a special experience. The restaurant offers a variety of choices and the food was very nicely prepared and tasty as well. The island itself offers a great ambience and you feel comfortable from the first moment. The bungalows as well as the entire complex convey a vacation feeling that we have not experienced in other hotels. We would definitely recommend the Island!
3-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Avis Mitigé
Restaurant au top. Hôtel plutôt très moyen. A mon avis au top il y a 10ans. Venir pour manger un grand oui, par contre hôtellerie non. Bien trop chère par rapport à ce qu il y a sur l île. Petite chambre. Pas de WiFi dans les chambres.
Karine, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A litle paradise
Perfect place for our honeymoon. Very quiet and peaceful in the most beautiful surroundings. The service was top notch and the food was fresh and well cooked. we hope to be able to return again one day.
Ditlev, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Una full immersion nella marea
Approdati dopo un faticoso safari in Tanzania per cui ci siamo veramente goduti la struttura per tutti i 5 giorni del ns soggiorno. Solo 5 camere, pied dans l' eau, che 2 volte al giorno si ritira e poi ritorna trasformando lo scoglio in un' isola. Letteralmente immersi in questo spettacolo magico e misterioso della natura. Personale gentilissimo (un grazie particolare a Violet e Juma). Cibo squisito. Che altro dire? Altamente consigliato.
Enio Massimo, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A good choice. Beautiful location. Friendly staff. Good food. Not the best for swimming.
Stein-Erik, 4-night trip
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