The Manta Resort

Tanzania

  • Unique, spectacular underwater room
  • Barefoot luxury
  • Dine with an ocean view
  • Remote and peaceful paradise
  • Beach front setting

Open: The Manta Resort is open all year round.

Location: The resort is situated at the northern tip of Pemba Island, about 70kms north of Zanzibar. The island’s airport is at Chake Chake and caters for charter and scheduled flights. The lodge arranges taxi transfers from the airport to the resort.

Rooms: Accommodation is in 18 rooms and villas. The star attraction is the underwater room.  A three-storey structure anchored 250m from shore. It has a lounge are and bathroom, a sundeck and the underwater bedroom with windows all around. The water is spotlit at night so you can still see some of the marine life. You have your own kayak, snorkels and fins and meals will be served to you at pre-arranged times.  The Seafront Villas are spacious with a balcony looking out over the ocean, a king size four-poster bed and an en-suite bathroom. The temperature is controlled by air-conditioning. Superior Garden rooms also have air-conditioning and a king-size four poster bed. There is a large outdoor covered lounge area that overlooks the landscaped gardens. Interconnecting doors make them ideal for families. The Standard Garden Rooms are smaller in size and have a fan rather than air-conditioning. There is an en-suite bathroom and an outdoor veranda where you can relax and enjoy the garden views.

Activities: Swimming and snorkelling are a prime pasttime, diving is also possible with PADI courses available.  Manta Resort organises spice tours and excursions to places of interest, such as the ruins of the old capital Jambangone and Ngezi Forest, and you can explore the mangroves by kayak or head out to sea on a catch and release deep sea fishing trip. Included in your stay is a local village school visit and also low tide sandbank walks. At the resort you can relax with a complimentary daily spa treatment.

Facilities: Manta Resort has a restaurant serving local and international cuisine and a bars serving ice cold beers and delicious cocktails. There is a pool and a spa which offers massage, body scrubs, facials, manicure and pedicure.  There's a diving and water sports centre and a swimming pool. 

Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables, though occasional communal dinners are organised.

Children: Children aged 7 years and over are welcome.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the lounge area.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

A stunning venue in the north of the island. What a ride to get there too - an amazing 1.5 hr road journey from the airport through busy, colourful rural life culminating in an off road, rain-forest safari ride. At Manta everything was beautifully appointed, menus delicious, spa relaxing and all staff ever helpful, attentive and with a great sense of humour. We were blown away by the snorkelling and diving 7am trips to a magical, blue planet world. Although we didn't get there everyone who stayed at the underwater lodge room returned ecstatic. We went instead to visit a village where we met local children, another true highlight.

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