The soothing sound of lapping waves

Located in the far north of Tanzania’s Pemba Island, Manta Resort is the archetype of an idyllic, remote and untouched tropical getaway. Set on a pristine white beach just metres away from a vibrant coral reef, this is the kind of place where you can indulge in barefoot, Crusoe-chic romance.

Anchored in an ocean floor anomaly we call the blue hole, the floating underwater room tops almost anything. Encapsulated within a turquoise blue bubble, watching shoals of reef fish swim by – sometimes in three or four layers of different species, this is a truly heart-stopping, yet awakening, experience. The floating structure, Swedish engineered, provides three levels, above the water clad in local hardwood is a lounge, bathroom below a stargazing, sun tanning bed. Each one worthy of its own story.

WAKE UP IN A PEACEFUL OCEAN

THE UNDERWATER OASIS

The Manta Resort offers four accommodation types, from the utterly unique Underwater Room to Seafront Villas, Superior and Standard Garden rooms. But its highlight but surely be the unique ‘underwater room’, a 3-storey glass-fronted suite where your bedroom is four metres below water. At night, spotlights illuminate the reef and passing fish, making for an ever-changing but peaceful scene to drift off to.

WORLD CLASS REEFS

COMPLETELY UNIQUE

Explore the remote and fascinating island of Pemba with the various tours and excursions on offer. Arranged at the resort to suit your personal interests, they range from walks to local villagers, to guided tours through the ancient Ngezi Forest and searching for the endemic Pemba Flying Fox.

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