the manta resort underwater hotel room opens in africa
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nov 21, 2013
the manta resort underwater hotel room opens in africa


manta resorts underwater hotel room opens in africa
image © jesper anhede
all images courtesy the manta resort

 

 

 

situated off the eastern coast of africa by pemba island, a private floating island at the manta resort provides guests with an all-inclusive hotel room submerged four meters below the surface of the ocean. designed by swedish company genberg underwater hotels, each of the three levels that make up the buoyant building has its own unique view: a rooftop terrace for sun bathing in the day and star gazing at night, a landing deck at sea level equipped with a lounge and restroom, and an underwater hotel room below surrounded by panes of glass for a 360 degree marine panorama. throughout the day, guests of the resort can remain encapsulated in the submerged hotel room, floating amongst the turquoise blue water swimming with tropical life and coral reef. by night, sleep beside the fish – the bottom platform is illuminated with underwater spotlights beneath each window, attracting a variety rare marine creatures.

 

 


video courtesy The Manta Resort – Pemba Island

 

 

the buoyant sturcture is designed by swedish company genberg underwater hotels
image © jesper anhede

 

 

the room is anchored at each corner to keep the structure from floating away
image © jesper anhede

 

 

guests of the resort can stay encapsulated in the underwater hotel room among tropical marine life and coral reef
image © jesper anhede

 

 

by night, ‘sleep with the fish’ and watch unusual sea creatures swim by
image © jesper anhede

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