Fodor's Expert Review Manta Resort

Pemba Island, , Tanzania

Hidden in the ancient Ngezi Forest, home to the endemic Pemba Flying Fox, Manta Resort sits on a hillside that rolls down to tranquil turquoise waters with a breathtaking 180-degree sea view open dining area. The rooms are slightly low-key, but the friendliness of the staff and your own dedicated waiter during your stay delivers a welcoming and attentive atmosphere. They train the local villagers to work in all aspects of the resort. This is the place to come to if you want to unplug and unwind in a more intimate and service-oriented saltwater haven. Their famous underwater room might make some people seasick as it is out along the fringing reef, so bring seasick tablets.

PROS

  • friendly
  • attentive staff
  • who go above and beyond
  • diving and snorkeling is easily accessible
  • wonderful beach with large lodge swimming pool
  • free spa treatment every day
  • wide variety of additional activities available
  • all drinks included
  • friendly, attentive staff, who go above and beyond
  • diving and snorkeling is easily accessible
  • wonderful beach with large lodge swimming pool
  • free spa treatment every day
  • wide variety of additional activities available
  • all drinks included

CONS

  • the drive to get there is an hour and a half with bumpy terrain at the end
  • garden rooms are slightly basic

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Views
Casual
Beachfront
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 255-776–718–852

HOTEL DETAILS

18 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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