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Luxury Africa Travel Underwater Adventures At The Manta Resort

Nestled in the Indian Ocean, of the Swahili coast is the remote Pemba Island forming part of the Zanzibar archipelago, and home to The Manta Resort a luxury Africa travel escape to a place that allows you to disconnect from the noise and pressures of modern life, inviting you instead to immerse yourself in the serenity that comes with nature and a simpler way of life.

[Image credits: The Underwater Room – The Manta Resort]
Located at the edge of an ancient tropical rainforest, and surrounded by warm turquoise waters and pristine white sandy beaches The Manta Resort is making waves for its Underwater Room, a bedroom four metres below the water’s surface. The room’s large glass windowpanes allow for a 360-degree view of the coral reef and its inhabitants, including many rarely seen species. Come nighttime and spotlights strategically placed under the windows illuminate water for a truly magical experience. The Underwater room is part of an anchored floating structure comprising three levels, a sea level landing deck housing a lounge and bathroom, and a roof deck lounge for catching the rays by day or stargazing by night.
[Image credits: top, Aerial View; 
Accommodation, Sea Front villas and Garden Rooms – The Manta Resort]
For those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on dry ground the Manta Resort also offers the best in luxury Africa travel with a selection of accommodation, catering to both families and couples. Choose from the Seafront Villas that take advantage of spectacular ocean views, or the Superior and Standard Garden Rooms situated in the tranquility of the Resort’s lush gardens.
[Image credits: Pemba Island top, Sandbank; and bottom, Coral Reef – The Manta Resort]
The resort has available a range of activities for guests to book including; pampering treatments in the Kipepeo Spa, for the more adventurous diving courses to get you closer to the wonders of the Indian Ocean’s coral reef; or simply taking time to indulge in some luxury Africa travel and explore the Island and its surrounds be it trekking through the protected Ngezi Rainforest, or sailing around Pemba on a traditional sailing dhows.

Additional details:
The Manta Resort Underwater Room priced from: £1500 pp per night
For further information about The Manta Resort and bookings visit:

[Image credits: The images shown belong to: The Manta Resort/Kwanini Africa. If downloaded and used elsewhere must be credited accordingly]

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