The Manta Resort

The laid-back atmosphere of Manta Resort makes for a great Zanzibar holiday

Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Manta Resort on the north-western tip of Pemba Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago, a trending beach destination offering phenomenal diving and snorkelling opportunities. Spend lazy days just lounging by the poolside or on walking on the beach and practice your fishing skills here where you can hook rainbow runners, kingfish, wahoo and bonito. The Manta Resort is a true Zanzibar accommodation venue in a secret spot on idyllic Pemba Island, your dream holiday escape.

Revel in style in one of 18 rooms including the ultra-unique Underwater Room, a floating timber haven for two. The room choices start with the new seafront villas boasting king-size beds, air conditioning and sunset terraces, then the 4 superior garden rooms tucked between ocean and vegetation where families can spread out under thatched patios and 7 new garden rooms in the lush gardens with their open plan bathrooms and fans, patios and king-size beds. 

The underwater bedroom is the highlight of this Pemba Island Manta Resort, a capsule under the Indian Ocean depths like a submarine where fish swim past, bubbles tickle the glass and seaweeds wave their fronds.  Designed by top Swedish architects, this flawless experience makes your heart race and your excitement peak as you are enveloped in deep blue hues of water, surrounded by hardwood walls and glass, just above the reef floor. When you step into this once in a lifetime accommodation, you are in the landing deck, the lounge and bathroom. 

You take the ladder up to the comfy lounge under the roof for sunbathing and stargazing. You then take a ladder down into the water bedroom as if floating in a submarine where silence is golden and fish are your companions. The glass walls offer 360 degree viewing and spotlights come on at night to light up the ocean floor. 

This is the Blue Hole, a special coral reef feature about 250 m from Manta Resort that drops 12 m and is about 50 m wide so the safe place for your blue bedroom experience! Diving in general around Pemba Island is world-class so you will be in heaven without the need for tanks and wetsuits. During the day, visit the dive centre to do courses and learn more about the Indian Ocean around Pemba and Zanzibar Islands.



The laid-back Manta Resort is located on the northwestern tip of Pemba Island, 32km away from Pemba Airport in Chake Chake, part of the famous Zanzibar Archipelago. This stunning island resort is set on a lovely stretch of white powdery beach overlooking the turquoise waters of the Pemba Channel. 

Book your Zanzibar holiday package deal at the Manta Resort and revel in style in one of 18 rooms that are divided into 4 different categories – 6 seafront villas, 4 superior garden rooms and 8 standard garden rooms and the ultra-unique Underwater Room. 

The standard garden rooms are pushed back in the gardens with a small verandah and island-style loungers. There is no air conditioning and the décor is more basic and functional. Superior rooms are air-conditioned and set back from the beach boasting a partial sea view with inter-leading doors making them ideal for families or groups travelling together. The rooms have private terraces complete with island-style tropical loungers. 

For a more luxurious stay, book the seafront cottages with awesome views for more space and privacy with their king-size beds and air conditioning. Guests can enjoy the most spectacular sunsets from the secluded terraces.  

For those who are into something with a lot more oomph, then the innovative Underwater Room is just the room for you. This floating structure is Swedish-designed and assembled largely with glass and local hardwood. This delish room, the only one of its kind in the world, is set in an area teeming with marine life, about 250m offshore and affords guests 360® vistas into the ocean through the glass! 

The social hub of this superb Pemba resort is encompassed in an open-sided structure which houses the dining, lounge and bar. This is the perfect spot for sunset drinks with spectacular sea views. There is also a swimming pool with sun loungers and comfy chairs as well as a spa and beach lounge where guests are served refreshments from the fully stocked bar.

Voyage2Africa offers some of the best tours and safaris to Pemba Island in conjunction with National Park forays into Tanzania and Spice Island tours on Zanzibar. Ask us about our special deals and packages here.

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Longer Stay at The Manta Resort

Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Manta Resort on the north-western tip of Pemba Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago. Spend lazy days just lounging by the poolside or on the beach or enjoy phenomenal diving and snorkelling off the shores.


  • Spa treatments
  • Snorkelling
  • Dhow trips
  • Kayak Safari
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Sandbank trips


  • Accommodation
  • Meals, drinks
  • Activities
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry


  • 18 Rooms
  • Dining room
  • Beach lounge
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa


  • The Blue Hole underwater bedroom reminiscent of a submarine on the ocean bed
  • Guided tours through the ancient Ngezi Forest to find exotic birds and plants.
  • Chill on the beach at Manta Resort where no one else walks but the birds and the waves.
  • Pemba Safari day trip with a variety of choices to snorkel and dive, find the dolphins and just take photographs.

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