After much consideration we chose The Manta Resort. We are avid divers and wanted a place to unwind after 10 days in the bush. It was also our 25th wedding anniversary! Upon our arrival the tropical breezes, baby powder sand, and the rhythm of solitude entered our souls. Truly paradise found. It is a small resort with big appeal. The stretch of beach is truly one of the prettiest we have seen. It was almost secluded with very few guests. The rooms are tucked up on a slight hillside which gives the ultimate in privacy. The rooms are very spacious. Your balcony overlooks onto the sea. The dive operator on premise, David, introduce himself to us on arrival to inquire about our diving preferences. He accommodated all our needs in a professional manner. He was incredibly knowledgeable and would go out of his way to make the experience special to your needs. Well, the crowning touch had to do with the most spectacular part of Manta Resort...THE UNDERWATER ROOM! Matthew (designer, owner, overall guru) answered our questions about this fabulous opportunity and we decided to stay the night in this once in a life time opportunity. Needless to say...AWESOME! The room is situated for the ultimate in privacy. The upper deck for star gazing will knock your socks off! A perfectly clear night to lay up and ponder the universe. A special dinner was brought out to have by boat in the main lounge area with Swahili wraps provided for each of us. Upon retiring....if you can sleep....a 360 degree show awaits. An amazing array of fish wander through entertaining you at every turn. Squid by the hundreds were feeding on smaller schools of fish...flashing their silvery coats. There were so many fish that continually changed throughout the night. The experience was beyond words....In the morning we awakened to an incredible sun rise. Breakfast again arriving by boat. We snorkeled right off the deck, dozed, read, and RELAXED. I now know the seven deadly sin of SLOTH does exist! Do not miss this opportunity...! Have to include that the spa treatments (included) were also incredible. After diving in the afternoon we would indulge in a couples massage. I can't say enough about Manta and everything that they provided. Top notch, family owned, Eco friendly, ....offers employment to all the local community residents...a very special place.
- 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