Underwater hotel room – Manta Resort Zanzibar

Staying in the underwater hotel room in Manta Resort Zanzibar offers you a holiday experience you ever dreamed about! With white-sand beaches, crystal clear water, rich marine life this is the perfect place to disconnect and relax. Come and explore with us this treasured hideaway!

Where is the underwater hotel room?

The unique underwater hotel room belongs to Manta Resort Zanzibar that lies on Pemba Island off the east coast of Africa. Pemba means Green Island in Arabic. A real paradise for nature lovers, sun seekers, for those, who want to enjoy a relaxing getaway far away from the polluted cities and crazy everyday life.

Manta Resort Zanzibar
Manta Resort Zanzibar

Sunshine, fresh sweet-smelling air, turquoise water, snow white, delicately soft sand with top service and friendly staff… These all you get here! Although the underwater hotel room is not easily accessible, definitely worth the efforts! To get to the Pemba Island, choose a scheduled charter flight via Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam.

How does the underwater hotel room look like?

After arriving in the Manta Resort Zanzibar, your professional will take you to your underwater hotel room. The floating structure lies approx. 250 meters from shore and reachable with a short 2 minutes boat ride with the traditionally crafted wooden boat. 

Private Floating Island
What a life! This could be you!

Your private floating island consists of a landing deck, lounge area, bathroom, and an underwater room. You find a romantic lounging area on the roof where you can enjoy the sun by day or starlight at night.

From your underwater hotel room, you can enjoy a breathtaking ocean panorama! Fantastic coral heads and an abundance of marine life are guaranteed! Shoals of reef fish and sea creatures will visit your windows wishing you a good morning or good night! Batfish and a trumpet fish called Nick will be your regular visitors as they have taken up residence around the room. 

Underwater hotel room - Manta Resort
Manta Resort underwater hotel room

Underwater spotlights beneath the windows attract squids by nights, octopus and Spanish dancers might attach to the glass. Watch this real aquarium from the comfort of your bed!

The Manta Resort Zanzibar takes care of the environment. The open-air fresh water shower, hand-wash basin and marine toilet system in the underwater hotel room are all eco-friendly.  Biodegradable shower and body care products are also available.

How much is the Manta Resort underwater hotel room?

Staying at Pemba Island is a truly special experience and the Manta Resort’s authentically decorated rooms will make it even more special. If you prefer to stay on land, you can choose from different room types rooms overlooking the lush garden, superior garden rooms that are perfect for families and spacious seafront villas. To make the most of your holiday, you can upgrade to the underwater hotel room for 850 USD/person/night.

Manta Resort Zanzibar – Highest level hospitality

Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend! This is the mission statement of the resort and it is taken fully seriously. This is not another luxury tropical hotel but a place where you become part of the local Pembian family.

Pemba Island - Tanzania
Activities at Manta Resort

From the moment you arrive, your own service fundi will guide and assist you personally. He will do his best to make your stay comfortable and unforgettable, and if you would like, he can take you to visit a local village to meet his relatives and see how they live! The local staff proudly endeavor to make Manta Resort Zanzibar a truly special place and show you the most of their culture.  Kayak and snorkel gear will be provided to explore the environment.

Tip: did you like this article? You might be interested in reading about Luxury floating homes , Underwater houses and the Maldives underwater restaurants too!

Activities at Manta Resort Zanzibar

If you seek for a relaxed yet active holiday, you will be in the right place here! There won’t be a moment when you will feel yourself bored because there are so many things to do!

Manta Resort offers various land and marine excursions to explore the most:

  • diving course and trip
  • deep sea fishing
  • kayak tour
  • educational snorkeling trip
  • island exploring tour
  • safaris

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Underwater room Zanzibar

Anett Szaszi

Anett is a certified scuba diver, freediver and an expert in snorkeling with more than 10 years experience. She fell in love with the ocean when she put her head underwater in the Red Sea in 2008. Since then , she is traveling all over the world to discover our waters. Wherever she goes, she takes her mask, fins and underwater camera with her. Visiting mega-cities is not her style but getting lost in tiny coastal villages, capturing the beauty of the sea while snorkeling. She is interested in sustainable traveling and marine conservation. She is hoping to inspire people to protect our oceans by sharing her underwater stories. Find her photos on @anett.szaszi Instagram too!

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