The Manta Resort


The Manta Resort


We offer something different from most tropical islands and it’s not about five-star luxury. If it’s serenity, close encounters with nature and a family of staff you crave, then the Manta Resort might be just the place for you.


Switch off your noisy, pressurised, polluted electronic world and enter a completely different one – not as a tourist, but as a sentient human being with simple needs.


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.

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. Fully Inclusive (Please see Notes Tab on left)

The Seafront 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 (Please see Notes Tab on left)

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 (Please see Notes Tab on left)

Standard Garden 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 en-suite bathroom, and a comfortable verandah 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

Dining & Bar

Dining with a View

Most meals are served on the main verandah overlooking the ocean but move 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 vegetable dishes, some of which have a distinct Pemba touch to them.

At the rear of the terrace you will enjoy our excellent food – at night under the stars. The lounge provides comfortable seating where you can socialise. We regularly have communal dining when you may get to know your fellow guests.

Try the freshly made juices from locally grown fruit or milk straight from the coconut!

The Beach Lounge

See the tide come and go while sipping away at a “Lemongrass Ginger Sling”, your feet buried in the warm 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.

Try the Beach

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.

The Kipepeo Spa

Breathe in. Breathe out. Embrace a new pace. Leave your everyday worries behind you and focus on You for a change. Relax and recharge your batteries. Our trained therapists welcome you to our Kipepeo Spa for a 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.


One free spa treatment per day is included when staying with us.

[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-gift” color=”#25073a”] Back neck and shoulders massage
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-gift” color=”#25073a”] Aromatherapy relaxing massage
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-gift” color=”#25073a”] Deep tissue massage
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-gift” color=”#25073a”] Swahili head massage
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-gift” color=”#25073a”] Pampering facial
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-gift” color=”#25073a”] Pedicure
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-gift” color=”#25073a”] Manicure

The Pool


Cool Off

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.

Learn to Dive

The pool is a two tiered pool, with a depth of three meteres in the the deep end. This is the ideal place to start off your diving career and learn the basics. More about diving.



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!

Dive Center

In addition to our excellent natural water conditions Dive 360 Pemba Dive Center has everything you need, including a great training pool in two levels, professional dive instructors, and guides to help you with all your diving needs!

Dive Sites

We have nine sites we dive on a regular basis.

Some of the dive sites around Pemba are spectacular by any standards. The deep Pemba channel rises dramatically towards the island’s west coast in near vertical walls along many of the reefs. Diving in this region is characterized by exceptionally clear, blue water drop-off’s and vibrantly healthy shallow reefs. Hard and soft coral gardens support a proliferation of reef and pelagic fish and other marine life.

Spice Island

Explore our remote and fascinating island with the various tours and excursions we offer. Arranged at the resort to suit you and your personal interests, they range from walks to local villagers to guided tours through the ancient Ngezi Forest to searching for the endemic Pemba Flying Fox.



Pack your snorkel gear and a picnic and enjoy a half day boat excursion down to the islands of Njao or Fundo. Fins, snorkel and mask included in price.


This walk takes approx 20 mins. You will be accompanied by your service-fundi. No charge except for a $5 dollar entrance if you wish to climb the lighthouse and get the tour by the operator in charge.


At low tide a sandbank protrudes to offer a walk on the purest white coral sand surrounded by azure blue waters. This excursion relies heavily on the tides, currents and weather conditions and is not always possible. A cooler box of fruit and refreshments is brought along. This is a 10 minute boat ride from the resort.


Your service-fundi would be honoured to take you on a walk to the nearby village to meet our friendly neighbours. A reading book or colouring books with crayons are always very much appreciated. No cost.


Experience the islands’ waters on our traditional sailing dhow. Handmade and carved from mango wood this dhow provides the opportunity to experience Pemba through the strong cultural heritage of this local vessel.
Sailing up and down the west coast on different excursions is a must. Price depends on time an distance, please ask the dive center for cost.


The Ngezi is a protected forest reserve and is home to a variety of endemic bird species, the pemba sunbirds, green pigeon, and scops owl to name a few. It is also home to vervet and black colobus monkeys. The ranger will guide you on a 45 min walk through the forest. Cost: $20 per person including transport.


An Ngalawa is the traditional sailing vessel used by fishermen on the island. Leaving from the beach at around 5:00 pm, you will cruise along the shoreline over the reefs enjoying the sunset, the thrill of the sail and a refreshment.


You’ll be going out on our dhow Zanzibar and trawl the waters up and down the west coast of Pemba. Allthough simple equipment, you’ll be be in for a struggle when hooking a wahoo, tuna, sailfish, dorado, giant trevally or a barracuda. Boat, captain and equipment included in price.

Safari & Beach

Combine the best of two worlds! We are proud to offer an East African safari to extend your African adventure with us. Enquire today to get a tailor made safari from our Safari experts



8 days safari in Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Northern Serengeti ending with a relaxing 7 days at The Manta Resort.
There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing. There is the silence that wakes you in the morning when on safari, and the silence after a rainstorm. Tanzania is full of all kinds of silences and noises and these are all different, depending on your location.


After 7 unforgettable nights on Safari in Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Tarangire Nation Park you’ll have another 7 days just to chill on the beach at Manta Resort. If sleeping in a Tree House, on a Crater Rim, nestled amongst the red rocks of the Serengeti kopjes or under the surface of the Indian ocean sparks your interest then these safari itinerary are for you.


A 5 day safari focused on the amazing Selous Game Reserve. If you’ve been on a safari before and want to discover something new this is for you. Wrap up your African experience with a relaxing week at The Manta Resort.


10 intense Safari days where you get to see three of Tanzania’s finest conservation areas Serengeti, Mahale Mountains and Selous. Cool down and digest all new impressions at The Manta Resort for a 7 night beach holiday.
Taken off the beaten track, away from the masses and showing you not just the expected but the unexpected wildlife of Tanzania.


Explore areas few people know exist, stay away from the crowds and meet one of the last hunter gatherer tribes. 4 adventurous days of safari at Tarangire National Park before taking a well deserved 7 days on Pemba Island.


Slowing down to discover and ultimately realizing that by relaxing one can find the heart and soul of a country whilst replenishing mind and body.
4 Romantic days on a safari in Tarangire National Park, before taking the plane to Pemba Island and a relaxing 7 days on the beach.


Take your time and really discover the island of Pemba.

It has many secrets to share. Stay with us longer and let us show you our island, and at the same time get better value for your money.

There are two Pemba Explorer packages – Stay 7 pay for 5, and Stay 10 pay for 7.



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, include a romantic candlelit beach dinner and lay out an unforgettable private evening of star gazing with bottomless bubbly.

There are two Honeymoon Packages – Stay 7 nights pay for 5 and Stay 10 nights pay for 7 – both Fully Inclusive (See Notes Tab for more info)

Rooms : Fully Inclusive

Included in the Fully Inclusive plan
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-check” color=”#1b0d51″] Breakfast: Pastry & Fruit platter, followed by English Breakfast
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-check” color=”#1b0d51″]  Lunch: Choice of 2 options for starter and main course
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-check” color=”#1b0d51″]  Dinner: 3 course dinner, 2 options for starter and main course
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-check” color=”#1b0d51″]  Beverages: Soft drinks, Juices, Mineral Water, Coffee/Tea
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-check” color=”#1b0d51″]  Cocktails, Wines, Beers and all alcoholic beverages
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-check” color=”#1b0d51″]  Spa Treatments: One treatment per person, per day at the Kipepeo Spa
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-check” color=”#1b0d51″]  Kayaks from the beach
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-check” color=”#1b0d51″]  Laundry
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-check” color=”#1b0d51″]  WiFi internet in main lounge area

Not included in the Fully Inclusive Plan:
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-times” color=”#1b0d51″] Diving, Marine Activities and Island Excursions
[TS_VCSC_Icon_Font icon=”ts-awesome-times” color=”#1b0d51″] Airport transfers on Pemba are $45 per person, per trip. Children accompanying adults, travel free.

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