TOA Hotel & Spa, a new luxury beach hotel on a private white-sand beach in Pongwe on the east coast of Zanzibar, is due to open in May.

The hotel will offer 86 guestrooms, three swimming pools with ocean views, three bars, a restaurant, a spa with treatment rooms, a sun deck and a gym.

Each en-suite room has a balcony or terrace and a king-size bed with mosquito nets. Larger rooms have private plunge pools, and some also feature relaxing whirlpools.

Activities at the hotel or nearby include snorkelling, diving, tours of a spice farm, tours to historic Stone Town and Prison Island, and swimming with turtles and dolphins.

TOA Hotel & Spa is just a 50-minute drive from Zanzibar International Airport.

The hotel is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection, which represents over 650 hotels, resorts, residences and unique hotel groups across 80 countries.

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