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The Manta Resort

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Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Elevated and crafted along an idyllic island beach, The Manta Resort offers privacy, romance, adventure, and diving on East Africa's finest island sanctuary. Pemba Island for real.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Poolside bar
Butler service
Laundry service
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Ocean view
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Seating area
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Lagoon View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian
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Fantastic place, excellent services, friendly people and amazing nature all around. Resort is really friendly to environment and with participation of local people supports nature protection. Great for snorkelling and lazy relax in total peace...
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The Manta Resort is paradise! During our 8 days at the resort we were overwhelmed by the beautiful beach, the exciting snorkeling and diving, the amazing sunsets, the fantastic food & drinks and the nice restaurant/beach bar area. As well as our nice garden bungalow. The night at the underwaterhotel was a unique experience! But most of all we will remember the friendly staff of The Manta Resort, especially our butler Ahmed ☺️. We will be back!! Greetings from the Västerås family
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There are not words adequate to describe the magic of this place. Our time here was far too short, but a much-needed time of refreshment and relaxation after safari. Manta excels in the small details, those thoughtful touches which cause this resort to far surpass any other I have stayed at. From the minute you enter Manta and are greeted with a chilled, spiced tea and a sea of smiles until your final dinner on a secluded beach; every moment is more spectacular than the last. Items which deserve special commendation are: 1_ Staff! They always greeted us by name, attended to our every need and were incredibly kind. We already miss the Manta family so much. They planned dinner on the beach, snorkeling that felt like magic underwater, and village visits. They taught us a local game called Bao, remembered our likes, dislikes and favorite drinks, and brought our laundry back quickly, freshly pressed and cleaned. 2) Food! Each meal was fresh, inventive, bursting with flavor and so delicious! They creatively prepared dishes that met all eating restrictions and we looked forward to mealtimes. 3) Rooms! Perfectly decorated, our room was such a restful haven and we LOVED the outdoor shower! Housekeeping kept it spotless at all times, always sneaking in to freshen up when we left and always gone before we returned. The bed was superbly comfortable and the amenities luxurious. Other Notes: - The underwater room is spectacular and absolutely worth an overnight to experience it's magic - The type of luxury you experience here is not gold-plated toliets, but incredible attention to detail, oneness with nature and a sanctuary of rest and quiet. If you are craving some quiet and relaxation, there is no better place than Manta. - Everyone gets their own service Fundi who attends to your needs, serves your meals, arranges excursions, etc. We found this experience amazing and loved our Fundi so much. - Every day you get a complimentary spa treatment. When we arrived, the manager had booked us a noon couples massage, which was perfect after a long journey. We cooled off with spiced tea and then relaxed to the sounds of the ocean waves just steps from the spa. This resort, with it's mission of "Kwanini" has touched our hearts in a way wholly unlike anywhere else we have stayed. We believe in this place, it’s people, in it’s mission and applaud the founders and leadership. Until next time! To sum it up, if you're on the fence, just book. You will not regret it, but if you miss the experience of staying at Manta, you won't find another like it. 10/10!!!!
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Fantastic place, friendly people, clean rooms, nice view from the balcony, tasty food. Absolute experience the overnight stay in the underwater room which is berthed close to the beach and the hotel’s property. The ultimate place to relax and enjoy the African nature.
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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.
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