Pemba hotels and hostels
Residencial Lys is acceptable but somewhat seedy and noisy, and not recommended for women alone. The no-frills rooms have fans and some have bathrooms. It's one block in from Av Eduardo Mondlane.
Pensão Baía is basic and spartan, with no-frills rooms and meals with advance notice. No clothes washing allowed.
Pemba Beach Resort Hotel
This five-star establishment is a beautiful spot to relax for a few days.
Pemba Dive & Bush Camp
A tranquil spot well-suited for families or anyone interested in birdlife, coastal ecosystems and traditional medicine.
Wimbi Sun Residencial
A new place with modern, clean rooms - the best are the spacious 'suites'. None have nets and all have bathrooms. It's at the start of the Wimbi Beach strip, diagonally opposite Complexo Náutilus on the inland side of the road. They do breakfast.
Complexo Turístico Caraçol
This place is well-located - on the inland side of the beach road just beyond Complexo Náutilus - and nothing fancy but good value for money. The rooms are straightforward - all set in a row of apartment blocks and all with either fan or air-con.
Hotel Cabo Delgado
This ageing hotel on the main street is well past its prime, although the central location, diagonally opposite the mCel transport stop, is convenient. The faded rooms come with bathroom, fan and continental breakfast.
Next door to Pemba Beach Resort Hotel and under the same management, are well-equipped, upscale self-catering apartments.
Simples Aldeia Lda
This self-catering place, about 1.5km beyond Caraçol, and on the opposite side of the road, has simple rooms in three small cottages, all with twin beds, TV, screens, fridge and hot-plate.
A good setting directly on the beach, marred only by indifferent service and management. Accommodation is in closely-spaced beachside bungalows of varying sizes, all with TV and mini-fridge, and there's a restaurant.
About 3.5km beyond Complexo Náutilus along the beach road extension, Russell's place has camping, dorm beds and a few A-frame chalets.
Residencial Regio Emilia
Next door to Peter's Place (look for the Italian flag), this is another good-value choice, with a handful of comfortable chalets (15 rooms total, in a mix of smaller and family-style chalets) set in large, green and quiet grounds.
Along the extension of the Wimbi beach road directly opposite SAL, this good-value place consists of one small but wonderfully airy room on the shady, green grounds of a private residence, with a few more rooms planned.