Manta Resort

Manta Resort: Information from the owner

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Type Resort
Last updated 15-May-2017

Main description of Manta Resort

Manta Resort: Facilities

Property facilities Private Vehicle Available
Room facilities Air Conditioning, En-Suite, Fan, Lounge Area, Verandah, Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Shower, Smoking Rooms
Available services Credit Card, Airport Shuttle (Available), Foreign Exchange
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Fishing, Garden Tours, Kayaking, Massages, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Beach Drop Off, Cycling, Fine Dining, Natural History Tours, Safaris, Sailing, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours, Beach, Cultural Tours, Deep Sea Fishing

Room types at Manta Resort

Seafront villa

Seafront villa

The Seafront Villas boast a spacious and private open-plan design, with a centered king size bed and large en-suite bathroom. The villas feature a perfect blend of traditional Pemban decor with contemporary comfort. In addition, our newly installed state of the art EveningBreeze cooling system provides comfort without noise or drafts. After selecting your preferred sleeping climate, cool clean air will gently circulate over the surface of your bed—carrying with it the promise of a good night’s sleep.

Standard Garden Room

Standard Garden Room

The Standard Garden Rooms is a compact, private open-plan design, with a four-posted king size bed and open en-suite bathroom. Created from local materials and traditional Pemban decor with contemporary comfort. In addition a small balcony allows our guests a shady spot to relax in the garden.

Superior Garden Room

Superior Garden Room

The Superior Garden Rooms boast a spacious and private open-plan design, with a four-posted king size bed and large en-suite bathroom. Created from local materials and traditional Pemban decor with contemporary comfort. In addition a large swahili baraza lounge provides the perfect place to relax in the peacefulness of the garden.

The Underwater Room

The Underwater Room

THREE LEVELS The landing deck, at sea level, has a lounge area and bathroom facility. A ladder leads up to the roof which has a lounging area – for sun worshipping by day and by night you can lie back in the starlight and wonder at the extraordinary clarity of the stars, planets and above all, the edge of our own galaxy – the wonderful Milky Way – all seen without any light pollution. Sleep under the stars to the soft murmuring of the sea. THREE HUNDRED SIXTY DEGREES Then downstairs – the magical feeling of lying on a soft double bed surrounded by panes of glass affording almost 360 degrees viewing – watching the shoals of reef fish and exquisite, often rarely seen individuals visiting your windows. Some have taken up residence around the room, which affords them some protection from predation. For instance, three bat fish and a trumpet fish called Nick who is always swimming around and seemingly looking in! UNDERWATER SPOTLIGHTS By night, the underwater spotlights beneath each window around the room attract the shyer and more unusual, for instance squid. Coral is already establishing itself on the anchoring lines and around the underwater structure. Octopus and even spanish dancers have been seen attaching themselves to the glass panes. The reef inhabitants can simply not resist attraction, which makes for exciting watching and a truly unique experience! HOW IT WORKS Your journey will start by boarding a traditionally crafted wooden boat to take you out to the underwater room. The room lies approximately 250m from the shore, about a 2min boat ride over the crystal clear waters of the Manta house reef. On arrival at the room, along with your service fundi and boat captain, you will get shown the ins and outs of your private floating island. We will then leave you alone to enjoy your new surroundings. Once settled in, a light tropical lunch with cold drinks will be ready for you to enjoy at your leisure. A kayak, snorkel and fins will be provided. The underwater room lies in what we call the blue hole, which has some fantastic coral heads and an abundance of marine life. After having sundowners on your preferred deck, dinner will be served at a pre-arranged time decided by you and your fundi. After dinner you will be left to yourselves. Breakfast will be served at a pre-arranged time. When arranging your meal times your dietary requirements and meal options can be discussed too. Check out time from the room is at 11:00. FACILITIES A mobile phone will be provided with the contact numbers required should you need assistance with anything. The underwater room security guard will be anchored to a buoy not far off from the room. The bathroom facilities include an open-air fresh water shower, a fully-functioning advanced marine toilet system that is eco-friendly, and a small hand-wash basin. We will provide all necessary environmentally friendly, biodegradable shower products. A fully-stocked bar fridge is there for your convenience.

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