We spent 4 nights here after an eleven day safari. We wanted a nice place to relax on a beach after our safari and we got it. We made reservations through our safari company and the price wasn't bad.We got 4 nights of one of the beach front cottages with small private pool, half board and transfers to and from the airport for $600. Since transfers to the airport are $50 one way, I thought the price was quite reasonable.
Pongwe Beach Hotel is very nice. It doesn't have many rooms so it never seems crowded. When the tide is in, the beach is beautiful with soft white sand and when the tide is out, you can walk a long way out. You have a choice whether to hang around your room with the private pool or hang around the hotel's infinity pool or swim in the ocean.
The food was pretty good with a good variety.
Pongwe Beach is a long way from Zanzibar City (Stonetown)so be sure that you don't need a lot of action. We spent one day touring a spice farm and Stonetown which cost around $150 but we had had an enjoyable day. I would definitely recommend Pongwe Beach Hotel to anyone looking for a quiet place to relax with very good food and service.