At Manta Resort, you may just have discovered one of those rare gems few people ever get to see. Elevated and nestled along an idyllic island beach, Manta Resort offers romance, adventure, privacy, and a choice of water sports. Manta is arguably East Africa’s finest island sanctuary.
With the sound of gently lapping waves and the stunning sunset over the Pemba Channel, we believe this one of the most relaxing retreats in the world.
Pemba life revolves around the ebb and flow of the ocean tides. Each day you will observe the ever-changing spectrum of colours that flow with the sea.
Due to Manta Resort’s remote location, everything is included in your stay, even your laundry! Prices also include a free daily treatment (per person) at the Kipepeo Spa - so you can be as relaxed as possible.
Exposed wooden beams inside and traditional thatched Makuti roofs above form the structure of the buildings, whitewashed and generously spaced throughout the gardens and beach front. The bright patchwork colour block bedspreads and scatter cushions add a fun and engaging blast of colour.
Your spacious, private, air-conditioned villa features a centred king size bed and large en-suite bathroom with a secluded sun balcony and terrace that faces the incredible ocean sunset.
THE BEACH LOUNGE
Watch the tide ebb and flow whilst sipping a “Lemongrass Ginger Sling”, with your feet buried in the soft, warm sand and a gentle breeze cooling you.The cocktail menu is unsurpassed, including freshly handpicked island mango, lime, lemon, pineapple, and coconuts. Spoil yourself with the exotic fruits blended into smooth and refreshing drinks. Sundowners, fruit drinks and cocktails are the bartenders speciality! Manta Resort is crafted around a big open planned chill-out area. They have free WIFI in the main lounge and dining area.
RESTAURANT AND BAR
Pemba is the original spice island and today is the world’s most major cloves producer. The mouth-watering variety of fresh local seafood, variety of beef, chicken and vegetable dishes, will often have a delicious and distinctive Pemba flavour. Instead of buffet meals, Manta will personally serve your meals to you on the main veranda overlooking the ocean. If you wish for a change of scenery you may move to the pool deck or beach.The well-stocked bar serves drinks all day on throughout the resort and the beach. Amongst snacks available, we highly recommend that you sample the delicious fruit platter when peckish
The diving around Pemba Island is nothing short of breath-taking. Untouched coral reefs surround the island making it one of the world’s best dive sites. Pemba is the ideal place to begin your diving adventure. It has one of the healthiest reefs in the Indian Ocean, the water temperature averages 26ºC and the visibility is 30-40 meters - almost daily!
LEARN TO DIVE
Dive 360 Pemba Dive Centre has all you need: a fantastic training pool in two levels and professional instructors and guides and multilingual staff to help you feel free as a fish!
The snorkelling around Pemba is spectacular. In particular, we recommend the entrance of the small islands of western Pemba – such as Njao and Fundo. The coral is outstanding with the coral fish life a-plenty. You can also snorkel right by the resort in the “Lagoon” at low tide. Visit the sites at low tide to get really up-close to the coral.
Pemba Island is remote and fascinating. Manta Resort can arrange various tours and excursions for you to explore: these range from walks to local villages, to guided tours of the ancient Ngezi Forest, to spotting the endemic Pemba Flying Fox.
Breathe in and breathe out... a new pace awaits. Clear your mind of your everyday worries, enjoy the quiet of this remote island and let one of the trained therapists welcome you to the spa for a daily treatment of your choice. (One free spa treatment per day is included.)
COMMUNITY AND CONSERVATION
Manta Resort supports the conservation of Pemba wildlife. The lodge endeavours to have as little impact on the community and environment as possible. Manta is involved in programs to preserve wildlife and make life easier for the Pembian community, supporting: educational programs, healthcare provision, fresh water pumps and employment opportunities.
Pemba Alive community program
The Manta Resort fully supports Pemba Alive in their cause. Pemba Alive aims to supply the local community with the tools that they need to determine and develop their own future – on their own terms. Pemba Alive is striving to educate and help local people to preserve the island for generations to come.