the manta resort underwater hotel room opens in africa the manta resort underwater hotel room opens in africa
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.





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

  • this thing is floating.. sure people will feel comfortable? the interior is not convincing at all when you charge 1500dollar/ night

    sougl says:
  • Not what I would call a hotel room in a resort.
    Where is the resort?
    I kept waiting for some other kind of support facility to appear in the video but – nothing.
    I would have thought that there might be more than the one floating room(s) and at least some small ancillary services offered on, or just off, shore.
    I am certain that it is a lovely experience though.

    Ron Smith says:
  • This is scary as hell !! Especially in Africa with great white sharks and what not…Wouldn’t stay there if THEY paids me 1500 $ per night. Design gone wrong I’d say…

    luard says:
  • Look at the amount of scary chickens on this comment thread… If you would actually go to the resort web page you would see that there is a full resort near the beach and not only this room, this is a special room, an eye catch great for PR!

    RC says:
  • Missed a trick with the name ‘FLOAT-EL’ Surely?!

    SJS says:
  • Before you criticize, visit the hotel website. It’s just a room. An experience. They have more rooms, dining room, pool, etc.. This is only a new Promoted room.

    ale says:

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