Overview of The Manta Resort

Located in the far north of Tanzania’s Pemba Island, Manta Resort is the archetype of an idyllic, remote and untouched tropical getaway. Set on a pristine white beach just metres away from a vibrant coral reef, this is the kind of place where you can indulge in barefoot, Crusoe-chic romance.

Here you can dive and snorkel perfect reefs in total seclusion, explore this magical island with its rich history of the spice trade and the rise and fall of the Arab empire, and wander lush tropical forests in search of monkeys and the endemic flying fox. If you choose a more sedate pace you can enjoy the sparkling pool overlooking the limpid ocean or indulge in a decadent spa treatment while the breeze gently ruffles the palm trees over the beach. But its highlight but surely be the unique ‘underwater room’, a 3-storey glass-fronted suite where your bedroom is four metres below water. At night, spotlights illuminate the reef and passing fish, making for an ever-changing but peaceful scene to drift off to.

Perfect for a family getaway or a blissful honeymoon, The Manta Resort offers a tropical paradise, coupled with attentive personal service and delicious cuisine plucked fresh from the ocean.

 

Make a Positive Impact Through Travel

The Manta Resort’s Kwanini Foundation focuses on creating sustainable and resilient communities on Pemba Island through initiatives in education, healthcare, environmental conservation, and marine protection. By working closely with local communities, the foundation aims to help them understand and preserve the natural environment essential to their livelihoods. Through these efforts, the foundation contributes significantly to the social and ecological well-being of the island, ensuring a positive impact on both people and nature.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
01/03/2024 - 31/03/2024 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $400
01/06/2024 - 30/06/2024 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $400
01/07/2024 - 31/10/2024 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $500
01/12/2024 - 31/12/2024 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $500

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Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

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  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Secluded honeymoon suites
  • Fantastic diving & snorkelling
  • Guided spice, island & forest tours
  • Unique glass-fronted ‘underwater room’
Beach activities

Beach activities

Boat excursions

Boat excursions

Sailing

Sailing

Scuba diving

Scuba diving

Snorkelling

Snorkelling

Spa treatments

Spa treatments

Rooms at The Manta Resort

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Seafront Villa

    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, a 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.

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      Standard Garden Room

      The Standard Garden Rooms have a private open-plan design, with a four-posted king size bed, en-suite bathroom and private garden with outdoor shower. Created from local materials and traditional Pemban décor with contemporary comfort. In addition, a small balcony allows our guests a shady spot to relax in the garden.

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        Underwater Room

        The landing deck, which is at sea level, has a lounge area and bathroom facility. From there, steps lead up to the roof which also has a lounging area perfect for sun worshipping by day and stargazing by night. Sleep under the stars to the soft murmuring of the sea. 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 visiting your windows. Some have taken up residence around the room, which affords them some protection from predation.

        General Facilities

        The Manta Resort is designed in keeping with a ‘castaway’ theme, where wood, stone and makuti thatch blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment. Whitewashed walls and dark locally-made furnishings are offset with bright splashes of colour, reminiscent of the tropical gardens and coral reef. The large main building overlooks the azure ocean and is a cool and breezy retreat that houses the lounge, dining and bar area. Steps lead down to the expansive pool area that in turn leads onto the beach, where the attentive staff of the Beach Bar takes care of your every need as you lounge in a hammock listening to the waves lapping the shore.

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        24-hour security

        Bar

        Bar

        Computer facilities

        Computer facilities

        Laundry service

        Laundry service

        Library

        Library

        Restaurant

        Restaurant

        Spa

        Spa

        Swimming pool

        Swimming pool

        Dining

        The menu is both imaginative and fresh. Featuring tropical fruits from the island, tasty vegetables from the resort’s own gardens and seafood straight from the ocean – the dhows arriving on the beach with the day’s catch will dictate the following meal. Beef and chicken dishes feature the delightful fusion of flavours and spices that the island is famous for.

        Expert Opinion

        We know because we go
        Liesel van Zyl

        Liesel van Zyl

        Product Manager

        Perfect for that simple clean luxury located on a gorgeous stretch of beach. Access to superior snorkelling and diving are certainly major pull factors for this resort. If you are looking for a really unique experience try out the underwater room!

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