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Zanzibar Vacation Special - We have two Pemba Island in Zanzibar, free night specials at Manta Resort offering great discounts for your honeymoon or family vacation - Stay 5, pay 4 and Stay 8, pay 6. The untouched coral reef surrounding the entire island makes Pemba one of the top dive sites in the world.

Manta Resort Underwater Room

STAY IN THE UNDERWATER ROOM - watch the fish swimming by all night!
Pemba Island has been separated from the mainland and Zanzibar for decades, leaving an untouched and pristine island of great beauty and fertility. The mosaic of forests, swamps, mangroves, hidden beaches and lagoons is scattered with the ruins of mosques and tombs mostly reclaimed by the forest - sites that date back to Arab domination when Pemba Island was seized by the Sultan of Muscat (Oman) in the 17th century. He loved the Spice Islands and established his court in Zanzibar and ruled Muscat from there.
Pemba is still the world's major clove producer, around 70% of all cloves deriving from there, but now plays its more traditional role of being an Island Paradise with small inter-island trade.

How can such a beautiful place be so devoid of visitors? On an island with a population of 300,000 there are rarely more than a couple of dozen foreigners. It is as though the people of Pemba have a secret that they refuse to share. Traveling in Pemba is discovering untouched territory. Villagers are eager to talk to anyone that passes by and small children will give you their biggest and whitest smiles as they yell bye-bye when you pass them by. You will be called over in markets by the stallholders to sit you down to try their fruits, waiting patiently for your reaction.

Historically the huge traditional trading vessels, the dhows, followed the monsoons, down from the Arabian Peninsula to East Africa. Following the winds they transported cloves to India, textiles to the Arab countries and silver and wood back to the Spice Islands of Unguja and Pemba.

The Dhows have remained a constant throughout the history of Pemba. To this day they ply the run from Wete to Shimoni in Kenya and, when the winds are favourable they plough through to Northern Mozambique.
Pemba diving Zanzibar
Pemba is a magical island. Unlike Unguja, Pemba is hilly. Gentle, undulating hills and deep verdant valleys are all covered with a dense cover of clove, coconut and mango plantations. A more fertile land is difficult to imagine.
The diving round Pemba is nothing else but breathtaking & the coral reefs are untouched which is why it is known as one of the top dive sites in the world.
Whether you are divers or not, Manta Island Resort will offer you the dream beach vacation or honeymoon.

Plenty of dolphins are spotted every day around the island of Pemba, which also holds the worlds oldest preserved rain forest.
Manta Resort packages:
Stay 5, Pay 4 Package - get a night free or Stay 8, Pay 6 Package - get 2 nights free!
Please note: The packages are not available between 20th December - 10th January.
 Normal nightly rates at The Manta Resort (US$)
1st March 2019 to 30th June 2019 Per person Single  Extra bed for adult
Seafront Villa  $460 $552 $276 $184
Superior Garden Room $370 $444 $222 $148
Standard Garden Room $310 $372 N/A $124
1st July 2019 to 28th February 2020 Per person Single Extra bed for adult
Seafront Villa $368 $442 $221 $147
Superior Garden Room $296 $355 $178 $118
Standard Garden Room $248 $298 N/A $99

All accommodation rates are on All Inclusive Basis, per person in US$.
Included in the Fully inclusive plan
– Breakfast: Pastry & Fruit platter, followed by English Breakfast
– Lunch: Choice of 2 options for starter and main course
– Dinner: 3 course dinner, 2 options for starter and main course
– Beverages: Soft drinks, Juices, Mineral Water, Coffee/Tea, Cocktails, Wines, Beers and all alcoholic beverages
– Spa Treatments: One treatment per person, per day at the Kipepeo Spa
– Kayaks from the beach
– WiFi internet in main lounge area

NOT Included
– Airport transfers, Diving and Marine Activities, Island Excursions, Flights
Child policy:
The Manta Resort welcome children as of age 7 and older
*If 1 adult travels with child/children, the adult pays single rate.
Children rates apply to guests between age 7 and under 12 years of age
Only children 12 years of age and older are allowed to stay in the Underwater room. 
Children under 12 years old and accompanying adults, travel free on the transfer from/to the airport

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The Manta Resort is elevated along an idyllic island beach on the northern most point of the island. Facing west to the sunset it offers privacy, romance, adventure, and water sports on one of East Africa’s finest island sanctuaries.
Manta Resort Seafront Villa
Seafront Villas:
The Seafront Villas boast a spacious and private open-plan design, with a centered king size bed and large en-suite bathroom.
The villas feature a perfect blend of traditional Pemban decor with contemporary comfort. In addition, our newly installed state of the art EveningBreeze cooling system provides comfort without noise or drafts. After selecting your preferred sleeping climate, cool clean air will gently circulate over the surface of your bed—carrying with it the promise of a good night’s sleep.

65 square meters

Superior Garden Rooms:
Manta Resort Superior Garden Room
Two pairs make up the four Superior Garden Rooms with views of the sea between the foliage. The Superior Garden Rooms boast a spacious and private open-plan design, with a four-posted king size bed and large en-suite bathroom.
Created from local materials and traditional Pemban decor with contemporary comfort. In addition a large swahili baraza lounge provides the perfect place to relax in the peacefulness of the garden.

45 square meters

Garden Rooms:
Manta Resort Garden Rooms
The standard rooms are open plan makuti thatched rooms situated in the gardens.

They all feature a centered king size bed covered by a mosquito net, open plan en-suite bathroom, and a comfortable verandah to relax on.

These rooms offer great value and are part of the all-inclusive product.

35 square meters

Underwater Room:
Manta Resort Underwater Room bedroom
A new world awaits

The adventure of a lifetime can be yours by adding an extra day and night to any one of our packages at The Manta Resort. Experience a unique view of the underwater world.

Imagine yourself encapsulated within a turquoise blue bubble, watching shoals of reef fish swimming lazily by - sometimes in three or four layers of different species above the reef floor. This is the heart-stopping experience that awaits you in the underwater room.

The floating structure, Swedish engineered, provides three levels, those above the water clad in local hardwood, and each an experience in itself.

The landing deck, at sea level, has a lounge area and bathroom facility. A ladder leads up to the roof which has a lounging area - for sun worshipping by day and by night you can lie back in the starlight and wonder at the extraordinary clarity of the stars, planets and above all, the edge of our own galaxy - the wonderful Milky Way - all seen without any light pollution. Sleep under the stars to the soft murmuring of the sea.
Then downstairs - the magical feeling of lying on a soft double bed surrounded by panes of glass affording almost 360 degrees viewing - watching the shoals of reef fish and exquisite, often rarely seen individuals visiting your windows. Some have taken up residence around the room, which affords them some protection from predation. For instance, three bat fish and a trumpet fish called Nick who is always swimming around and seemingly looking in!

By night, the underwater spotlights beneath each window around the room attract the shyer and more unusual, for instance squid. Coral is already establishing itself on the anchoring lines and around the underwater structure. Octopus and even spanish dancers have been seen attaching themselves to the glass panes. The reef inhabitants can simply not resist attraction, which makes for exciting watching and a truly unique experience!

How it works - The practical details
Manta Resort Underwater Room from above
Your journey will start by boarding a traditionally crafted wooden boat to take you out to the underwater room. The room lies approximately 250m from the shore, about a 2min boat ride over the crystal clear waters of the Manta house reef. On arrival at the room, along with your service fundi and boat captain, you will get shown the ins and outs of your private floating island.
We will then leave you alone to enjoy your new surroundings. Once settled in, a light tropical lunch with cold drinks will be ready for you to enjoy at your leisure. A kayak, snorkel and fins will be provided. The underwater room lies in what we call the blue hole, which has some fantastic coral heads and an abundance of marine life.

After having sundowners on your preferred deck, dinner will be served at a pre-arranged time decided by you and your fundi. After dinner you will be left to yourselves. Breakfast will be served at a pre-arranged time. When arranging your meal times your dietary requirements and meal options can be discussed too. Check out time from the room is at 11am.

A mobile phone will be provided with the contact numbers required should you need assistance with anything. The underwater room security guard will be anchored to a buoy not far off from the room. The bathroom facilities include an open-air fresh water shower, a fully-functioning advanced marine toilet system that is eco-friendly, and a small hand-wash basin. We will provide all necessary environmentally friendly, biodegradable shower products. A fully-stocked bar fridge is there for your convenience.

Add on a night to the any of the above packages for the below rates.
Underwater Room Rates
1st March 2019 to 30th June 2019 Per Person  Single 
$850 $1,020
1st July 2019 to 28th February 2020 Per Person Single
$680 $816

Pemba Diving:
The diving around Pemba is nothing else but breathtaking. The untouched coral reef surrounding the entire island makes Pemba one of the top dive sites in the world. Pemba is the perfect place for start your diving adventure. With one of the healthiest coral reef in the Indian Ocean, a water temperature averaging at 26ºC, and the best visibility of East Africa of 30-40 meters almost every day! In combination with these great water conditions Dive 360 Pemba Dive Center has everything you need, including a great training pool in two levels, professional dive instructors, and multilingual staff to help you with all your diving needs!

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