An image of a man swimming in the ocean, Sleep Under The Sea in Tanzania. The Manta Resort

MERMAID TALES Sleep Under The Sea in Tanzania

The Manta Resort

Pemba Island Tanzania


Escape everyday life to a faraway island of pure tranquility and untouched tropical bliss. Located on the pristine Tanzanian coast, Manta Resort boasts an unparalleled natural setting, incredible dive opportunities and barefoot Crusoe-chic luxury. Famed for its underwater room, live like a mermaid, 13ft beneath the surface and take in the incredible scenes of life on the reef.

"For a truly unique experience, you can't beat sleeping with the fishes"
-The Independent


  • Embark on a four night stay at fully inclusive The Manta Resort, with airport transfers

  • Enjoy three nights in the Seafront Villa and one night in the Underwater Room

  • Relax and take in the beauty of either a Sandbank Trip or Sunset Cruise

  • Venture out on a Snorkelling Trip to the far reef

  • Savour a romantic seafood beach dinner

Number of guests


30-Day Refunds, Unlimited Exchanges

Instant E-Certificate Delivery

1 Year Validity


Located on the remote northwestern tip of Pemba Island, Tanzania, with primitive forest, rolling hills and fertile valleys, this heavenly hideaway located on a pristine white sand beach overlooks crystal clear waters and offers guests total and luxurious privacy. Manta Resort offers seclusion, serenity and opportunities to fully immerse and explore nature. Situated on an idyllic beach, the rustic thatched buildings with lush green gardens blend perfectly with the tropical surroundings. With accommodation for around 42 guests, the atmosphere at The Manta Resort is relaxing, intimate and friendly with a strong focus of getting back to nature. Laid back, unpretentious and off the beaten track, it is the perfect place for those looking for somewhere a little different.

The main lodge features a spa, a beautiful pool area, dining verandah overlooking the ocean and beach bar where guests can savour a cocktail as the sun sets over the water. Enjoy three nights in one of the six luxurious Seafront Villas which consist of a spacious room with king-sized bed, en suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and a sun terrace, designed to make the most of the breath-taking sunsets.

For the ultimate in unique luxury and seclusion, enjoy one night in the resort's spectacular three-story water suite which floats in the ocean. Located in the Blue Hole, an anomaly in the coral reef about 250 meters from the shore, it falls to a depth of 12 metres at high tide. The circular hole is inhabited by a number of large coral heads and abundant marine life. Swedish engineered, each of the three levels provides an experience in itself. At sea level, the landing deck has a lounge area and bathroom facility. A ladder leads up to the roof for private sunbathing or romantic stargazing at night from the upper deck. Four meters below the surface of the ocean, from the submerged bedroom guests can gaze out into crystal clear waters at the abundant sea life on the coral reef. The underwater spotlights beneath each window around the room attract the shyer and more unusual sea creatures at night. A truly memorable, once in a lifetime retreat.

Enjoy an array of dishes from fresh locally sourced produce including seafood, beef, chicken and vegetables served on the verandah overlooking the ocean. Guests also get to indulge in a romantic dinner on the beach. The well stocked bar serves drinks on the beach and throughout the resort. Guests can further relax and enjoy a daily treatment in the Kipepeo Spa. Unspoilt coral reefs provide world class diving and snorkelling opportunities and at low tide a sandbank magically appears while the Ngezi Forest is an explorer’s dream. Take time out to enjoy time in nature at a most memorable sanctuary and embark on a once-in a-lifetime getaway. Perfect for those looking for a down-to-earth rustic romantic retreat on a secluded tropical island.


  • Day one: Arrival and check-in to the hotel
  • Day two: Snorkelling trip with beach dinner
  • Day three: Sand bank trip or sunset cruise
  • Day four: Overnight in underwater room
  • Day five:Check-out and departure home

Other useful details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 9 months in advance to guarantee the desired dates.

Flights are not included in the price of this experience to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements. The closest airport to The Manta Resort is Pemba.

Return transfers from Pemba Airport to the resort are included in this experience.

Travel insurance is not included, we advise arranging it before departure.

Your stay at The Manta Resort is inclusive of meals, beverages, one spa treatment per day and kayaks.

Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking as not all of the diets can be catered for, without advance notice.

Additional nights can be added, please request from the concierge upon booking.

Tips for the service aren’t included and are left to guest’s discretion.

Note that at least 61 days notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.


Pemba Island Tanzania

Bookings are subject to availability. Please check with your Truly concierge.


1. Once you have checked out, you will receive an e-certificate with a unique redemption code.

2. Use this code to request your booking with the desired date and time

3. Sit back and let us handle the rest. Arrive to your experience knowing we have arranged everything.


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