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1 room, 2 adults

The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only, Pongwe

3.5-star3.5 stars
Pongwe, Pongwe, Pongwe, Zanzibar Central, Tanzania

Beach lodge in Pongwe with spa and outdoor pool
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
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  • I visited The Island with my fiancee and it was an incredible experience. This little gem…Apr. 4, 2020
  • The island is chock-full if friendly and comforting staff members which truly elevate the…Jan. 14, 2019

The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only, Pongwe

from $378 CAD
  • Standard Double Room, Ocean View
  • Superior Double Room
  • Standard Double Room, Bay View

What’s around The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only, Pongwe


  • Kiwengwa Beach - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 8.1 mi / 13 km
  • Mnemba Island - 17.7 mi / 28.5 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 68 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 cabins


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English, Italian, Russian.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Full-service spa
  • Fishing on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built - 2018
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Russian

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • 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.


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

The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only, Pongwe’s small print

Also known as

  • Island Pongwe Lodge Adults
  • Island Lodge Adults
  • Island Pongwe Adults
  • The Island Pongwe Lodge Adults Only
  • 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


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

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 sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

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

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only, Pongwe

  • 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 rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to 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 sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • 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.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers beachfront dining, international cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Bar Palumbo Reef (3.7 mi), Cheap local food (4.8 mi), and Pesce Biricchino (4.8 mi).
  • Is 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 is there to do near The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only?
    Recommended spots to visit include Kiwengwa Beach (3.6 mi), Mapenzi Beach (8.1 mi), and Mnemba Island (17.7 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 8 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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, dk8 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, it5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A good choice. Beautiful location. Friendly staff. Good food. Not the best for swimming.
Stein-Erik, no4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
everything in our stay at The Island was Perfect. The room, simple but cozy, with our private patio (remember to have breakfast served on the patio!!!) overlooking the ocean and our private sun beds. The surroundings, with the sea weed farms and the sandbanks emerging with the low tide. The staff, effective and always with a smile. The food, superlative (seafood mixed grill and sea urchins a must try!). We had to leave but we left our heart there! Strongly recommended!!!!!
Enrico, it2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Jean-Baptiste, fr5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
alessandra, it1 night romance trip

The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only, Pongwe

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