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Key Features

If you are looking for a digital detox away from the chaos of today’s world and then look no further than the Manta Resort, a state-of-the-art hotel situated on the beautiful Pemba Island right within the Indian Ocean. Perched at the end of the edge of a denoting forest, overlooking the turquoise waters, the Manta Resort offers you ultimate beach paradise, with the warmth of the African sun, sweet-smelling air, exotic food and unspoiled comforts. This is a remote island hideaway surrounded by the breath-taking waters that hide exquisite coral reefs off the Tanzanian coast. Be part of the Manta family and enjoy the company of the well-trained local staff helping you to enjoy the beauty of this special place.

Paradise on earth - The Manta Resort

Paradise on earth

Pemba Island is a treasured hideaway where simplicity and luxury blend well with the Swahili Island culture that evokes timeless peace and kindness. From the moment you step on this island you will find a group of people that always endeavor to make your dream vacation come true. On arrival you are assigned with a private-service ‘fundi’, a member of staff to assist you during your stay here. They may even take you to visit their family and friends in the village if you wish.

Accommodation - The Manta Resort


The Manta Resort includes different types of accommodation ranging from Sea Front Villas, Superior Garden Rooms and Standard Garden Rooms. The six newly built Superior Villas are all air-conditioned, spacious and private with a secluded sun terrace facing the spectacular sea. The four Superior Garden Rooms also have beautiful views of the sea between the foliage, one with an inter-connecting door making it an excellent choice for families and larger groups. They are all air-conditioned with a king size bed and a private terrace. The Standard Garden Rooms are open plan makuti thatched rooms situated in their gardens.

The Kwanini Foundation - The Manta Resort

The Kwanini Foundation

In an effort to contribute positively to the future of Pemba Island, The Manta resort works alongside the local communities assisting them to understand the importance of conserving the environment they rely on. The foundation believes in the strength that is in questioning every action we take and recognize the impact of such actions not just on humankind but also on flora and fauna with which we share the planet.


Category Ranges:
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost per person for this accommodation.

  • Exceptional place to stay

    What an incredible holiday, we loved our vacation at the Manta Resort! Juma, Saidi the dive shop team and those at the spa made us feel welcome and at home. They went above and beyond to make sure we had an incredible visit, from dinners on the beach to evening boat cruises and custom snorkeling trips right off the resort. I will remember these memories for a lifetime, the property is spectacular, and the staff are equally so. Thank you Juma, Saidi, and all who made our stay such a wonderful experience!

    TripAdvisor User
  • Amazing sustainable barefoot experience in Paradise

    This place is just stunning. After a long but amazing trip you will meet your butler (Thanks to Said) then discover your room with a view, perfectly designed mix between local furniture, elegance and comfort. Food is perfectly executed with local products but well the treasure there is Under Water so go to the underwater room, snorkeling or diving 😊

    TripAdvisor User
  • Serene and decadent island resort!

    Just to add to the superlatives from previous reviews: Manta resort is truly a special place on earth, lush with natural beauty and fantastic service! We stayed here for 3 days after safari and could not have asked for a better experience. Juma and his team (especially Hamisi!) went above and beyond to make every aspect of our stay special. Highly recommend snorkeling, a sunset sail on one of the traditional boats and a trip to the underwater room, plus the wonderful daily spa services.

    TripAdvisor User

Fast Facts

  • Location: Pemba Island, Tanzania
  • Internet connection:WiFi internet in main lounge area
  • Fans/Air ConAircon & wall fans
  • Number of rooms: 6x Luxury Sea Front Villas, 4x Superior Garden Rooms and Standard Garden Rooms
  • Child policy:7 years and above
  • Swimming poolYes

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