The Manta Resort

The Manta Resort

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A rare Indian Ocean gem

Situated along an idyllic beach on the beautiful Pemba Island, the Manta Resort offers privacy, romance, adventure & water sports on one of East Africa's finest island sanctuaries.

Situated within thatched buildings, a choice of elegantly decorated rooms and villas are available and blend perfectly with the tropical surroundings providing memorable holiday accomodation. For the ultimate in luxury opt for the underwater room which floats in the ocean, a once in a life time opportunity. Here you can admire the marine life, enjoy a fully stocked fridge and sunbathe on the upper deck. For meals, the hotel’s restaurant serves freshly prepared cuisine, handpicked by the team. Escape to the Manta Resort and relax at one of the Indian Ocean's best kept secrets.

  • Rainforest tours and beach picnics
  • Superb food
  • Dive centre
  • Remote resort

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

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  • 17 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. two hours from Zanzibar Airport (flight & road transfer)
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Barefoot style
  • Iconic

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
Location Highlights

The Manta Resort

  • Approx. two hours from Zanzibar Airport (flight & road transfer)
495 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 407
  • Very Good 57
  • Average 19
  • Poor 9
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


May 22, 2019


Maybe not the ultimate luxury resort for everyone, but for me and my family (wife and 12 year old son) it was the perfect place. It's mostly run by locals and the service is outstanding. My son got his Padi certificate with the excellent in-house diving instructor. I just hope I will be able to go back some day.
Apr 07, 2019

Best beach environmental conservation hotel

The owners and all staff are friendly, we felt at home. All people care so much. The hotel is located in Pemba at the beach. On top of being located at the beach, this hotel has a lovely under water room, and the hotel conseves environment. It is the hotel in which coral reef is conserved. We enjoyed fresh tasty food from the chef. The hotel rooms are local but very beautiful. If you are exhausted and you need a place to refresh your mind, go to this hotel. If you want tasty food visit this hotel. If you want to experience hospitality just visit this hotel. If you want to stay in under water room, just visit this hotel.
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Dive 360 Pemba Dive Centre

Diving around Pemba Island is nothing but spectacular with untouched coral reefs surrounding the entire island. As one of the top dive sites in the world it is the perfect place to start your diving adventure.Dive 360 is a payable locally activity which can be arranged by The Manta Resort.

Kipepeo Spa

Trained therapists welcome you to the Kipepeo Spa to enjoy daily treatments of your choice. One free spa treatment a day is included in your All Inclusive Package. Leave your everyday worries behind you and enjoy the wonderful spa.

Swimming Pool

Enjoy a dip in the luxurious pool or soak up the sun either in the open or under thatch on the chaises and enjoy a refreshing drink from the bar services. Expert dive instructors are available for any beginners wishing to take an interest in diving.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in Public Areas

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Room Types

Superior Garden Room

Superior Garden Rooms are fully air conditioned and feature a four poster king bed and private makuti thatch covered terrace. These rooms are interconnecting and therefore ideal for families.

Seafront Villa

The newly built, fully air conditioned seafront villas are both spacious and private, with king size bed and en-suite bathroom. A secluded sun terrace is the perfect place to admire the spectacular ocean sunset.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Standard Garden Room

These open plan makuti thatched rooms are situated in the gardens of the resort and feature a king size bed covered by mosquito net, an en-suite open plan bathroom and a comfortable veranda to relax on.

Note: Garden Rooms are not air conditioned but come with a ceiling fan.

  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Underwater Room

For a truly memorable and unique experience opt to spend a night in Manta Resort's private floating island for a supplement. Ideal for honeymooners or those that want a luxurious holiday experience, here you can recline in the under water bedroom, situated four metres below the surface. Enjoy sunbathing and star gazing on the top deck, dine on the water deck and sleep surrounded by marine life in your double bedroom. The bathroom facilities include an open-air fresh water shower, a fully-functioning advancedmarine toilet system that is eco-friendly, and a small hand-wash basin. In addition this spectacular accomodation option comes withenvironmentally friendly, biodegradable shower products and a fully-stocked bar fridge.

  • Fridge
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
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Food & Drink

The Restaurant at Manta Resort

A variety of mouth-watering meals; serving up fresh locally caught seafood, beef, chicken and vegetable dishes, some of which have a distinct Pemba touch. A well stocked bar and snacks are also served throughout the day.

Beach Lounge

Listen to the breaking of the waves with your feet buried into warm sands, while the soft breeze cools your skin. This really does feel like one of the most chilled places on the planet.The bartenders specialise in sun-downers and cocktails and will continue spoil you with smooth, refreshing drinks all day and night.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

All Inclusive at The Manta Resort really is All Inclusive, even your laundry is included! Meals are served personally to guests at their table on the verandah. Also included is a daily spa treatment at the Kipepeo Spa. The only things not included are Scuba diving and any excursions you may wish to take part in.

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