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

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Pongwe, Pongwe, Pongwe, Zanzibar Central

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPongwe Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationKiwengwa Pongwe Forest15 min walk
  • Popular LocationUroa Beach6 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)72 min drive

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About this area


Located in Pongwe, The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kiwengwa Beach and Mapenzi Beach. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

What's nearby

  • Pongwe Beach - 1 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 15 min walk
  • Uroa Beach - 6 min drive
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 7 min drive
  • Marumbi Beach - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 74 min drive


  • The Cliff Grill Restaurant - 11 min walk
  • Bar Palumbo Reef - 6 min drive
  • Il Pontile - 8 min drive
  • Cheap local food - 8 min drive
  • Hug IV Soul - 8 min drive

About this property

The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only

Adults-only beach lodge
At The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only, spend the day relaxing on the nearby beach or pampering yourself at the lodge's full-service spa.
The Island - Pongwe Lodge - Adults Only offers 6 accommodations with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided.

Bathrooms include a shower, dressing gowns, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

The spa is open daily.


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.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 beach bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Massages
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan


  • Dressing gowns
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 16 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 16 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 100.00 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Guests under 16 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Property is 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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 12 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 12 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 12 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 12 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 12 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Excellent very nice place to stay for a couple
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2021