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Pongwe Beach Hotel

Definitely one of the best beaches on the island

Five stars from 65 votes

The pool
The pool

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Overview

Located right at the southern end of the white sand that runs from Matemwe to Chwake, Pongwe Beach Hotel has, we would argue, managed to claim itself the best chunk of beach on the island! Featuring a permanent sand beach, complete with lapping waves and azure waters, there is very little to fault the location. It is true that it firmly aims at the lower end of the market and, as such, you can’t expect lavish rooms or air-conditioning…but if all you want to do is lie by the ocean, then this is a great choice…book early!

Beach – even after our latest recce on the island, we are still convinced this is the best beach on the island. Even at low tide, although not possible to swim, you can see just white sand exposed and so, as soon as there is some water, it is possible to swim. Similarly, at high tide, the sea only comes to around 10 feet from the top of the beach and so there is always somewhere to lie on a recliner…it is what a beach should be!

Rooms - very simple…taking into account that Pongwe doesn't ask a fortune and that most will spend all their time outside, there is nothing wrong with them…but hope for no rain as they are fairly dismal if you had to spend too much time in them…basic.

Layout - a logical layout with the beach taking centre stage. Off to the left there is a good pool area these days…with a good number of sea view rooms, it is, again, what it should be.

Features – the beach…what can we say!

Great beach, good pool, very good value, does what it says it will at that price

Don't expect bells and whistles

Our rating: 
4
User rating: 
0
Price: 
2

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