When we think vacations to islands, we often imagine top star hotels with all-inclusive services so we are treated to optimal comfort. What we don’t think about is all that with the added bonus of underwater rooms where one can fall asleep watching the fish swim around.
It’s a surreal experience and should you have the $1500 a night to dish out, the Underwater Room offered by the Manta Resort might well be worth it. This uderwater hotel room is a private floating island. It has 3 floors where the bedroom is four meters (13 ft) below the surface that you can enjoy while sunbathing and stargazing on the top deck, or lounging and dining on the water deck before retiring in your aquarium for the night. You can, of course, opt to spend a single night out of your trip within the submerged room, while you enjoy the rest of your time well above ground. The bedroom has windows on each wall providing an almost 360-degree view to watch the the local sea life of the Indian Ocean.
The Manta Resort which is located on the island of Pemba off the coast of Tanzania has won multiple awards to date from TripAdvisor, one per year since 2012. Taking the certificate of excellence in 2012 and 2014, the resort also received the Travellers’ Choice Award in 2013 and 2014 because of its unique offerings. Known as East Africa’s finest sanctuary, this resort offers the experience of a lifetime through above-ground conservation efforts placing the visitor within the arms of nature while still ensuring the comfort of a 5-star hotel.
The Manta Underwater Room floats 250 m (820 ft) away from the coast.
The dive spots around Zanzibar are breathtaking to say the least, as scuba gear can help one discover a world of untouched coral reefs, truly a magnificent part of the whole Pemba adventure.