Hotel

The Manta Resort

The Manta Resort

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453 Reviews
Guide Price £2,269 per person
Based on 04 December 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Qatar, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Standard Garden Room (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A precious Indian Ocean gem

Escape to the Manta Resort and relax at one of the Indian Ocean's best kept secrets.

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

Within rustic thatched buildings, strung in a meandering line through lush green gardens, choose from elegantly decorated beach-front rooms and spacious villas which blend perfectly with their tropical surroundings.

Or, for the ultimate in unique luxury and seclusion, opt for the resort's spectacular three-storey suite which floats in the ocean, tethered 250 metres from the shore. From the submerged bedroom you can gaze out into crystal clear water at the abundant shoals of reef fish and coral heads; you'll also enjoy a fully-stocked bar fridge and sunbathing (or stargazing) on the upper deck – a truly memorable, one-in-a-lifetime retreat.

Head to Kipepeo Spa for a selection of massages and treatments which will transport you to your most blissed out state, with the tranquil sounds of palm fronds rustling and waves gently breaking as a backdrop. Embrace your new pace of life with a tangy Lemongrass Ginger Sling cocktail or frosty beer as the soft breeze cools your skin, before taking a romantic walk along the beach and enjoying a candlelit dinner.




  • Stay in the unique underwater suite
  • Dine on superb fresh food at the restaurant
  • Take a diving course at Dive 360 Pemba Dive Center
  • Soak up the peaceful seclusion of this remote resort
  • Enjoy deep sea fishing, snorkelling or kayaking

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury
  • Check-in Time:
    02:00
  • Check-out Time:
    21:00
  • 17 rooms
  • Transfer duration approximately 2 hours from Zanzibar Airport (flight & road transfer)

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Barefoot style
  • Iconic

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
Location Highlights

The Manta Resort

  • Approximately 2 hours from Zanzibar Airport (flight & road transfer)
453 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 369
  • Very Good 54
  • Average 18
  • Poor 9
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Aug 13, 2018

Island style laid back family time

Cape Town Central, South Africa

We spent a week at Manta in June. Had rain every day which was disappointing but the weather is otherwise warm and you can swim in the sea in the rain (also a pool). We stayed in a large family interleading rooms close to the main area and while the room is sparse it has the basics covered. The staff couldn't have been nicer! And my daughter and I enjoyed the daily spa visits. Most staff speak only a bit of English. Expect a very quiet and laid back time while you are there. I wished there were more kids things on offer like beach games in the dive centre. We had the most fantastic dive instructor David. The rooms and main area need some soft furnishings and even info booklets on the area but I am sure that is in the pipelines.
Aug 13, 2018

Not just a great hotel but also a great experience

Located in a remote part of Pemba island and reached by a drive from the airport through small villages and the rain forest, we were greated on arrival, late in the afternoon, by members of staff including our 'Fundi', with a cold towel and welcoming drink just in time to stand on the terrace and watch an amazing sunset. Our Fundi showed us to our room and explained everything we needed to know. Food was excellent, served outside on the terrace. Manta is the place for relaxation and enjoyment. We SCUBA dived, snorkelled, toured the rain forest and lighthouse and our Fundi even took us for a walk through the local village to introduce us to some of the local community. Sunsets were often spent relaxing in the beach bar with a cocktail in hand. The beach has the best sand and is a picturesue haven. The staff at the hotel are mostly local and call themself 'The Manta Family'. Once you have stayed here you will understand why. Did we enjoy it? Definately YES Would we return? We already have!! That says it all really.
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The Manta Resort

Facilities

Dive 360 Pemba Dive Center

Diving around Pemba Island is nothing short of 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. Expert dive instructors are available for any beginners wishing to take an interest in diving; Dive 360 is a payable-locally activity which can be arranged by the Manta Resort.

Kipepeo Spa

Qualified therapists welcome you to the Kipepeo Spa to enjoy daily treatments of your choice. One free treatment per day is included in your All Inclusive package so leave your worries behind and enjoy the wonderful spa.

Swimming Pool

Take a refreshing dip in the luxurious pool or soak up the sun, either in the open or under thatch, on the chaises. Enjoy a cooling drink from the bar.

The Manta Resort

Room Types

Standard Garden Room

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

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

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Superior Garden Room

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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Seafront Villa

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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Sea View
  • 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 stargazing 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 advanced marine toilet system that is eco-friendly, and a small hand-wash basin. In addition this spectacular accommodation option comes with environmentally friendly, biodegradable shower products and a fully-stocked bar fridge.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
The Manta Resort

Food & Drink

On board dining

The Restaurant at Manta Resort

A variety of mouth-watering meals, including 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 available 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 sundowners and cocktails and will spoil you with 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 covered! Meals are served to guests at their table on the verandah. Each guest is entitled to a daily spa treatment at the Kipepeo Spa. Scuba diving and any excursions you may wish to take part in are payable locally. 

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