To find a hotel offering this outstanding service and high quality and variety of food in such a remote location is incredible!
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Pemba Island, Zanzibar
The Manta Resort
- Features Africa's first underwater hotel room
- Guests are assigned a 'fundi' - their own member of staff for their stay
- Prides itself on a family friendly feel with many activities for all
Facilities includeWIFI in the main lounge Snorkelling Spa Best diving in East Africa
- Dhow Trips
- Guided Walks
- Pemba Safari
- Sandbank Trip
- Lighthouse Walk
- Ngalawa Sunset Cruise
- School Visit Excursions
Seasons in Zanzibar
About The Manta Resort
The Manta Resort is located in one of the quietest spots on the less well discovered Pemba Island. The resort prides itself in its friendly, welcoming environment whilst offering exceptional customer service to its guests. Your assigned fundi will be at hand throughout your stay assisting you with any of your requirements, no matter how big or small.
The Manta resort has 17 en-suite bedrooms with 6 sea front villas, 7 garden rooms, 4 superior garden rooms and the renowned underwater room.
Sea front villas
The 6 newly built, sea front villas are spacious, private and are air conditioned. There is a king size bed and large en-suite bathroom and a sunset facing secluded sun terrace.
Superior Garden rooms
The 4 Superior Garden Rooms have sea views between the foliage. One pair of rooms has an interconnecting door which is ideal for families with children and larger groups. The superior garden rooms are all air conditioned with a king size, four poster bed and a private makuti thatch covered terrace.
The 7 newly built garden rooms are open plan rooms located in the beautiful gardens. They all feature king size beds covered by mosquito nets, en-suite open plan bathroom, and a comfortable veranda to relax on. Please be aware, these rooms are not air-conditioned.
The Underwater room
The first underwater room in Africa where shoals of reef fish can be seen swimming by. This is an ideal destination for a honeymoon.
Pemba Island is a small island situated 31 miles off the coast of mainland Tanzania and 31 miles from the more popular beach destination of Zanzibar. The island boasts stunning beaches, 18th century ruins, bustling markets as well as a protected rainforest home to some of worlds most beautiful animals. The Manta Resort is situated on the north west tip of Pemba.
Pemba Island, aside from its quiet, pristine beaches and lush rainforest is renowned for its production of cloves. There are over 3.5million clove trees on the island, and Pemba Island accounts for 70% of global clove production.
How to get there
We will help assist you with all necessary internal transfers.
International flights - there are frequent, direct flights to Dar es Salaam from major European cities and also major African cities on connecting flights.
Internal flights - there are daily flights from Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar International Airport to Pemba airport.
From Pemba Airport it is a 1.5 hour drive to The Manta Resort
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
The Manta Resort is open all year round.
The best weather is between December and March and again from July to early November, with the optimum months being July through to September.
Travel insurance is essential.
Malaria prophylaxis is recommended.
Some malaria medication can not be taken when scuba diving, guests are advised to check with their doctor and medication.
The Manta Resort prides itself in an 'all inclusive' that means 'real all inclusive'. Simply put, you will not receive a bill when you leave except for airport transfers and any excursions or diving activities you may want to take part in.
Travelling with children
Children over the age of 7 are welcome.
Children up to the age of 12 travel free with accompanying adults from Pemba airport to The Manta Resort.
The Superior Garden Rooms have an interconnecting door which is ideal for families with children.
Make an enquiry
Contact us for your truly bespoke itinerary
What happens next?
- One of our experts will reply to you within 12 hours.
- We will customise your requirements with the help of our true expert knowledge.
- We will create the best experience possible at a truly transparent price.