The Manta resort is something only dreams are made of. Situated in the Indian Ocean, in the middle of one of Zanzibar’s conservation areas, guests step out of the real world and into the underwater domain we once thought was confined to that of mythical creatures, but not out of their comfort zones. How does sleeping underwater while being tucked up in fine sheets sound?
The three story bungalow boasts an upper roof deck fit for sunbathing, cocktail drinking and star-gazing, a lavish lounge, a massive bathroom, and the lower deck bedroom surrounded by glass walls which looks into the abundant blue, engulfed four metres beneath the surface. Mellow out with the marine life in this luxurious suite with unparalleled privacy (excluding our underwater friends that might get a peek in). By night, not only does a whole array of new marine life come out to play, visible due to the spotlights illuminating the depths out the windows, but the unpolluted sky is rife with stars and thus this resort is a feast for the eyes day and night.
With much to do around the island such as fishing, snorkelling, kayaking, as well as planning a safari for the next leg of your trip (make sure you check the resort's safari packages). There is also a lot to be said about the the diving in Pemba. It is unparalleled, with marine life second to none, miles of pristine, unspoilt reef with warm temperatures averaging at 26 degrees celsius and top-notch visibility. The resort offers diving specials and has 9 sites to explore around the island.
Book here for an all-inclusive dreamy experience that isn’t even too out of reach at a relatively affordable price of USD $1,500 per night for the entire suite. Pemba is also easily accessible from Zanzibar, the easiest option being to fly.