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Pongwe Bay

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Pongwe Bay - Villa & Resort, Pongwe, Tanzania
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The best view of our vacation and affordable and good spa.friendly staff excellent for couples get away

Thank Jacques U
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Pros: Gorgeous views and sandy beach. Hotel pool was heavenly and therapeutic with its warmth and water jets. I could have spent all my time in that pool. The restaurant staff were very accommodating of the special meal needs for our two infant children and always set places for them at our table with high chairs. Margaret in particular was... More 

Thank Sandra C
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

Skilled chef, who mixed very well the local food with Italian style (the pastas were awesome). Fish and sea food top fresh and top quality. Top fruits. Everything was mouth-watering

Thank Mejasoa R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

Snorkelling, hammocks, watching the locals with their seaweed farms and spear fishing kit, sun, Safari beer. Whats not to like.

Thank Fuzzball79
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

We had dinner at this restaurant one evening and it was wonderful. They put a table for us down to the beach between the palmtrees and served a really delicious meal. We reserved in advance and they asked what we would like to eat so they can buy and prepare (what is actually almost everywhere outside of stonetone the case).... More 

Thank Grommitt_de
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

We stayed next door in Santa maria coral park, and while the food there was great, it was good to have this as an alternative. The food was amazing - $40 for the lobster menu (5 courses with a glass of wine thrown in) was great value and the best lobster I've had. There were about 4 lobster courses, including... More 

1 Thank catherine_simpson10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

Pongwe Bay Villa is far more than a restaurant. It's also a small hotel (2 rooms) where one can stay in complete luxury. We did just that in early March, enjoying 4-nights of bliss in the amazing place that is Pongwe and having the 2 km beach pretty much to ourselves for the entire duration of our stay. There are... More 

Thank SG71
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

My wife and I had a 6 night stay at Pongwe Bay Villa - it was an amazing experience in terms of the location and beach setting, service from Paolo and his staff and the wonderful food that Paolo's chef Habibu prepares for all the meals, both Italian and local Zanzibari cuisine. Paolo was also very helpful in arranging day... More 

1 Thank intrepidtraveler79
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

GO there! Simply great. Delicious cocktails. Great Food. Beautiful beaches and pool. Excellent service.

Thank Anthea M
Mariehamn, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

We went to Pongwe just for lunch. The policy of the hotel is to charge 25 USD for a visitor but the same amount can be used in their restaurang. The food was excellent and the restaurant is simply beautiful.

1 Thank Titte T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Italian, Seafood, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pongwe Bay - Villa & Resort, Pongwe, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Pongwe

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?