What can we say about Manta? Truly perfect place to honeymoon! Matthew, the owner, has the most incredible vision to maintain a 'local ethic' and bring the real Pemba into the resort which he is achieving brilliantly. The whole place is simply done but beautiful - the bar is even made out of an old wooden canoe! Very cool! We would recommend the sea front villas as the views are amazing. Every single member of staff was incredibly friendly - we were honoured to be looked after Sele, who lived in the nearby village and had felt the urge to set up a school room to teach the local children English in his spare time. A true legend. We intend to send out resources to him regularly as we were truly inspired by him and his work. The food was outstanding and the free drinks as part of the stay were incredible value - fabulous cocktails! We were treated to an amazing seafood platter on the beach twice - lovely touches that made our honeymoon all the more magical. The resort was actually full when we stayed but still felt lovely and quiet - you can really keep yourselves to yourselves. Plenty of opportunity to head out and about or to just chill if you want! If you want clear blue tropical waters, character, amazing food and service, real local culture and quiet honeymoon romance, this is the place - we just wanted something as picture perfect as the Maldives but without the grim commercialisation! (Just be aware that the resort is on the north of the island so is open to the wind and sea - the water isn't always pancake flat!) We were truly gutted to leave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Manta Hotel Pemba Island
- Manta Hotel Pemba Island