Product of the Month – The Manta Resort


The Manta Resort – Pemba Island

Paradise lost? Fear not, this place is what your inner visions are made of. Close your eyes and dream. This is what will appear. If you are familiar with Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” you will instantly and emotionally connect with Manta Resort and Pemba Island. If not – make sure you read and digest it. You long to take the road less travelled, you (like most people) often think about it. But rarely do. Pemba is a rare gem. A remote tropical and pristine island off the east coast of Africa, untouched by mass tourism. Home to compassion, simplicity and time. But simplicity does not necessarily exclude luxury. Or as we call it – “real luxury”. The Manta Resort is situated at the northern tip of the island. It is for the dedicated, the true explorers with an urge to find a home where there is heart and purpose. It is for those who will endure the extra bumpy mile to discover a haven of non-polluted serenity, of silence, solitude and inclusion. Where you are greeted as family, not as a stranger or a tourist. A different reality, closer to nature, closer to the true you. A home of friendliness, sunshine, natural food, superior service, fresh air, diving in crystal clear waters and timeless existence. A five-star retreat at the end of the road you are about to take.

Main areas

Lounge and Restaurant

Overlooking the ocean, this is where most meals are served. From breakfast to your liking – with pancakes, sunny side eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, Tanzanian coffee – to lunch and dinner. Most meals are served are served here but are sometimes moved to the pool deck and beach for a change of scenery when possible. Our team will treat you to a variety of fresh locally caught seafood as well as beef, chicken and vegetarian dishes, most of which have a distinct Pemba touch to them. Please don’t hesitate to inform us of any special preferences or dietary requirements you may have so that we can accommodate you!

The lounge provides comfortable seating where you can socialise and use our wifi. We periodically have communal dining when you may get to know your fellow guests. The attentive staff will provide you with drinks and snacks of choice before you even know that you wanted it. Socialize, relax with that book you saved or lose track of time in a discussion as the sun sets on the western horizon.

The Beach Lounge

See the ebb and flow come and go (it rhymes!) while sipping away at a “Lemongrass Ginger Sling”, your feet buried in the cool sand, and a soft breeze cooling your skin. In our opinion, the sound of the breaking waves and a breathtaking sunset over the Pemba Channel makes this one of the most chilled places on the planet. Our bartenders specialize in a variety of sundowners and cocktails and will spoil you with fruit drinks and cocktails from the freshest handpicked island mango, lime, lemon, pineapple, and coconuts blended with a touch of rum to create uniquely smooth and refreshing drinks.

“The Beach Lounge – one of the most chilled places to enjoy a cold beer on the planet!”

The Pool and Beaches

Our sparkling pool surrounded by loungers in the open or under cover is there for your sunbathing enjoyment with bar service all day long. Also used for our expert dive instruction for beginners.
The pool is a two-tiered pool, with a depth of three meters at the deep end. This is the ideal place to start off your diving career and learn the basics.

Some beaches are near mystical in their powers to slow time, erase reality, and hook you into a force greater than yourself. Our soft, smooth, wide nothingness snow white sand will calm your soul. We serve most meals on the main verandah overlooking the ocean but move to the pool deck and beach for a change of scenery when possible.


Standard Rooms

Our standard rooms are open plan Makuti thatched rooms situated in our gardens. They all feature a centered king size bed covered by a mosquito net, open plan ensuite bathroom, and a comfortable veranda to relax on. These rooms offer great value and are part of our Fully Inclusive product. They are not air-conditioned but do have a fan in the room.

Superior Garden Rooms

Two pairs make up the four Superior Garden Rooms with views of the sea between the foliage. Each pair of rooms have an interconnecting door which makes it an excellent choice for families or larger groups. The Superior Garden Rooms are air-conditioned with a king size four poster bed and private Makuti thatch covered terrace. Fully Inclusive.

Sea Front Villas

The Sea Front Villas are air-conditioned, spacious and private, with a centered king size bed and large en-suite bathroom. A secluded sun terrace faces a spectacular ocean sunset. Fully Inclusive.

The Underwater Room

The one and only. A private floating island with your bedroom four meters below the surface. It is yours to enjoy while sunbathing and stargazing on the top deck, lounging and dining on the water deck and sleeping surrounded by a tropical marine environment.


The Kipepeo Spa

Breathe in. Breathe out. Embrace a new pace. Leave your everyday worries behind you and focus on You for a change. Our trained therapists welcome you to our Kipepeo Spa for a free daily treatment of your choice. Soothing expert hands will coax you into perfect relaxation – to the sound of rustling palms and breaking waves on the beach below.

All spa treatments are included in our rates.


The diving around Pemba Island, Zanzibar is nothing else but breathtaking. The untouched coral reefs surrounding the entire island make Pemba one of the top dive sites in the world. Pemba, Tanzania is the perfect place to start your dive adventure with one of the healthiest coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, a water temperature averaging at 26ºC and the best visibility of East Africa of 30-40 meters almost every day!

Other Excursions

Many other excursions are available in and around Pemba including Safaris, Fish market, spice farm tour and more.
Please CONTACT US for more information

High season enjoyment at low season rates

Book your stay at The Manta resort anytime between 01 November 2018 and 15 December 2018 and only pay low season rates – This equates to a saving of 20%

Honeymoon special

You have found your soulmate and tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony with the whole of your family and friends or in an intimate celebration with your loved ones. You are over the moon with joy and the only thing that would make your life even more precious is the perfect, once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon trip to celebrate your newly established union.
Look no further – the Manta Resort is the perfect place for you.

Romantic walks on coral white-sand beaches, enjoying the sunset with your significant other, candle-light dinners with a spectacular view over the endless ocean on the terrace of your very own seafront villa or adventurous and beautiful diving to glimpse the unique underwater world of Pemba Island. The Manta Resort offers numerous romantic activities for newlyweds and honeymooners alike.

Romantic and remote African retreat on beautiful Pemba Island, Zanzibar. The Manta Resort is the ultimate destination for honeymoon holidays. Be sure to book our newlywed package where we, in celebration of a newlywed’s first vacation together, we include all the romance Pemba Island has to offer.

Honeymoon packages available:
Stay 8 nights only pay for 6
Stay 5 nights only pay for 4

Included in package:
– Accommodation
– All meals and snacks
– All drinks and cocktails
– One spa treatment per person per day at our Kipepeo Spa.
– Free private sunset cruise with a bottle of bubbly
– Free private sandbank trip
– Romantic beach dinner
– Stargazing

Honeymoon packages are available in all room types.

Please CONTACT US for more details about our honeymoon packages or to book your stay at The Manta Resort.

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