The Manta Resort*****
Manta Resort lies on the remote northwestern tip of Pemba Island, on a fabulous white beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Pemba Channel.
Romantic and very relaxing, Manta Resort has one of the best swimming beaches in the whole Zanzibar Archipelago, and the diving is world class.
Manta Resort offers 17 stylish and comfortable rooms in various price categories:
sea front villas
The 6 newly built sea front villas are all air- conditioned, spacious and private, with a king size bed and large en-suite bathroom. A secluded sun terrace faces a spectacular ocean sunset.
superior garden rooms
The 4 Superior Garden Rooms have views of the sea between the foliage. One pair of rooms has an interconnecting door which makes it an excellent choice for families or larger groups. The Superior Garden Rooms are all air conditioned with a king size fthe poster bed and private makuti thatch covered terrace.
The 7 newly built garden rooms are open plan makuti thatched rooms situated in the gardens. They all feature king size beds covered by mosquito nets, en-suite open plan bathroom, and a comfortable verandah to relax on. These rooms are not air-conditioned.
the underwater room
Imagine yourself encapsulated within a turquoise blue bubble, watching shoals of reef fish swimming lazily by – sometimes in three or four layers of different species above the reef floor. This is the heart-stopping experience that awaits you in the underwater room!
The floating structure, Swedish engineered, provides three levels – those above the water clad in local hardwood, and each an experience in itself.
The landing deck, at sea level, has a lounge area and bathroom facility. A ladder leads up to the roof which has a lounging area – for sun worshipping by day – and by night you can lie back in the starlight and wonder at the extraordinary clarity of the stars and planets – all seen without any light pollution. Sleep under the stars to the soft murmuring of the sea.
Then there’s the underwater bedroom – and the magical feeling of lying on a soft double bed surrounded by panes of glass affording almost 360 degrees viewing – watching the shoals of reef fish and exquisite, often rarely seen individuals visiting your windows. Some have taken up residence around the room, which affords them some protection from predation. For instance, three bat fish and a trumpet fish called Nick who is always swimming around and seemingly looking in!
By night, the underwater spotlights beneath each window around the room attract the shyer and more unusual, for instance squid. Octopus and even spanish dancers have been seen attaching themselves to the glass panes, and the reef inhabitants simply can’t resist the attraction, which makes for exciting watching and a truly unique experience!
The Underwater Room is located in the Blue Hole – an anomaly in the coral reef clearly visible from The Manta Resort terrace. Approximately 250 meters off shore it falls to 12 meters deep at high tide and is roughly 50 meters wide in diameter. A circular hole inhabited by a number of large coral heads and abundant marine life. A perfectly protected spot for your floating underwater room.
- Diving center
- Beach Lounge
Under water room offers Exceptional experience.