They say that you only get to live once so youd better make the most out of it. And if you were given the chance to live your dreams, cast away all your worries, and allow yourself to bask in the warm glow of the sun with the pristine turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean lapping at your feet, then wed say take it. Just make sure to do it at the Manta Resort on Pemba Island in the archipelago of Zanzibar.
Manta Resort is not really about world-class, five-star luxury holiday accommodation. If youre thinking of large walls, well-appointed rooms, and a complete line of the finest and most luxurious pieces of modern-day accommodation ornaments and fixtures, then youd be surprised at how amazingly simple this resort hotel is.
What you do get is serenity, that feeling of peace and calmness that you wont see anywhere else; not in the jungles of the city and certainly not in the workplace. At Manta, your connection to the electronic world will be severed, albeit temporarily. And believe us, youll be relishing every moment of it that you are detached from the harsh realities of ultra-modern living.
Manta Resort doesnt treat you as a tourist. They will treat you as a guest who has very simple needs. You dont need the glitz and glam of a casino roulette table; what youll need is plenty of sunshine and fresh air that will reinvigorate your starving cells. There are no Michelin starred restaurants in the island, yet youll be treated to a smorgasbord of delicacies using ingredients that are caught just a few meters from your hotel room.
There are no city lights and honking traffic to disturb your sleep. Instead, youd wake up to the sight of tropical fishes swimming just outside your window. Oh, did we mention that Manta Resorts most sought-after accommodations are there Underwater Rooms? Youd feel like the fish inside an aquarium with the tropical fishes of the Indian Ocean becoming the spectators to your every movement.
The islands of Zanzibar are neoned for their beauty and sea views to make you gasp with delight. There are loads of spectacular sea view holiday destinations around the world, but not many of them come close to the picturesque beauty framed by this incredible Indian Ocean holiday resort.
Of course, watching yourself being watched by these aquatic wonders will only fuel your desire to swim with them. You can dive around Pemba Island and explore some of the most amazing coral reefs youll ever see. Many of these have never been touched by the greedy hands of man so make sure to feast your eyes on them and take only memories with you.
The nights can be boring, being away from civilization and all. But you can always switch on the spotlights on your window to attract octopuses and fish. Perhaps youd even discover a species that youve never seen before. Head to the rooftop patio and be bathed by the faint yet warm glow of the nighttime stars.
Manta Resort may not have the amenities of a world-class hotel, but it sure has a certain magic that only it knows how to provide. Its the perfect destination for lovers, honeymooners, and even entire families who simply want to switch off from the modern world and live in a dream-like environment, even for a brief moment.