The Manta Resort is a good value remote lodge on the North of the island of Pemba, people come here for the diving and the remoteness if you feel you want to escape the commercial Zanzibar. The Lodge has been here for a long time but has changed hands over the years, there have been a few improvements which have brought up the standard. Still a relatively simple lodge with a quiet beach and great dive spots.
Manta Resort - The Facts
The resort is located on the North of Pemba
, which is an island off the Tanzanian Coast
, just North of Zanzibar. You can only get here by light aircraft from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam. The Lodge is about a 2 hour drive from Chake Chake, the capital of Pemba
The main area of the lodge has a great view looking North West onto the Indian Ocean, all meals are taken on the main veranda or under the large thatched roof structure. There are a 17 rooms in total, 6 superior beach front rooms, 4 superior garden view rooms and 7 garden view rooms. There is a good sized pool and a dive centre with its own beach where you can take trips out to the many great dive spots nearby, perfect for a Tanzania honeymoon
The Manta Resort works perfectly at the end of a Tanzania safari
adventure, a great little resort to relax in and a good place to absorb this wonderful remote island.
The Underwater Room
For a unique experience, whilst staying at Manta you can stay for a night in their unique underwater room... It is precisely what it says it is... This bedroom floating not far off shore is not for the seasick, but does offer a really quirky experience of sleeping not under the stars, but below the sea... Many fish can be seen from the room and makes for really interesting Pemba television..! Although most would sleep here, you can also relax on the top deck where there is a double matress, perfect for star gazing. If you are sea sick or unsteady on your feet though, it is perhaps not for you - there are steep steps involved when going to bed under the sea... If you are interested though, please see our blog for further information on Manta's underwater room