Wish You Were Here: Lounging Underwater in Your Private Room off Zanzibar

by Carolyn Sotka

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Photo from The Manta Resort.

My favorite place on earth, now has what hopefully one day, will be my favorite hotel room. Last year,  The Manta Resort added a submerged hotel room to its ‘property’. Located on the remote island of Pemba – an island part of the Zanzibar archipelago just off the coast of Tanzania, the floating structure is Swedish engineered and provides three levels, each an experience in itself.  This is privacy at its finest and from your own bed, you can watch the fish swim by and fall asleep to a real underwater dreamscape.

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Photo from The Manta Resort.

This 5-star facility is a private floating island with your bedroom four meters below the surface. It is yours to enjoy while sunbathing and stargazing on the top deck, lounging and dining on the water deck and and the best part, diving in for a snorkel on the reef that surrounds it – whenever you so choose. If you need to give your sea legs a break, the Manta Resort is just a paddle away.

Check out Wish You Were Here: Pemba Island, Tanzania on The Scuttlefish to learn more about the area.

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Video shot by Aristides Serlemitsos. It is a bit shaky but worth the watch.

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Photo from The Manta Resort.

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Photo from The Manta Resort.

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