The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Tanzania
Spacious seafront villas with a spectacular ocean view. Superior garden rooms with unspoilt nature. Or an underwater room floating on the ocean – the choice is yours at The Manta Resort: Africa's finest island sanctuary, crafted along an idyllic island beach, where privacy, serenity and close wildlife and cultural encounters are the order of the day.
Most of the activities here revolve around the water, as the setting, diversity of species, personal instructors/guides and the untouched coral reefs surrounding the entire island make Pemba one of the top dive sites in the world. But for something a little different, you can explore a different side of this remote and fascinating island on various tours and excursions, from walks to local villages and guided tours through the ancient Ngezi Forest, or out on a search for the endemic Pemba Flying Fox.
And we can't think of anywhere so unique to spend at least one night of your honeymoon in Manta's piece de resistance - the floating underwater room , which pretty much tops anything we've seen around the globe. Anchored in an ocean floor anomaly, this Swedish-engineered floating structure is set on three levels: those above water clad in local hardwood, and the one beneath encapsulated within a turquoise blue bubble; where watching shoals of reef fish swim by - sometimes in three or four layers of different species, is a truly heart-stopping, yet awakening, experience.