This beautiful beachfront property has a charming ‘shabby-chic’ style and a secluded location that’s only accessible by boat. While peaceful relaxation is a given here, there are also plenty of activities on offer that make the most of the coastal location.
Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Zanzibar Archipelago
The Manta Resort is a stylish, 20 bedroom property located on the northern tip of Pemba Island. The lodge is centred around a large pool and pretty gardens, boasting sweeping views of the Pemba Channel.
The rooms are split into three categories; there are six Seafront Villas, four Garden Villas and ten Garden Rooms. The luxurious Seafront Villas comprise of a spacious room with king-sized bed, en suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and a sun terrace which is designed to make the most of the sunset. The Garden Villas are set further back from the sea but still have partial sea views through the garden vegetation. They are in blocks of two rooms, so are not self-contained, and one set of rooms is inter-connecting, making it ideal for families. The rooms themselves are air-conditioned with a king-sized four poster bed, en suite bathroom, and private thatched terrace.
Finally, the Garden Rooms make up the more simple accommodation option here. These cottages are set amongst pretty gardens and each has a king-sized bed, makuti thatched roof, en suite bathroom and all have sea views. The main lodge features a spa, lovely pool area and beach bar where you can sip a cocktail as the sun sets over the water.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
A conservation area was set up around Mesali Island in 1998 following El nino which had a bleaching effect on corals elsewhere in the Indian ocean. Mesali retained its dense coral cover and coupled with its dramatic drop off reefs have made it a fantastic location for diving.
You leave Fundu at around seven thirty and head off in a speed boat to look for spinner and bottlenose dolphins you spend some time with the dolphins and then return to Fundu for breakfast.