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The manta resort Underwater hotel room


The manta resort Underwater hotel room

  • Year2013
  • LocationPemba Island, Eastern coast of Africa

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.

The room is anchored at each corner to keep the structure from floating away.


This Swedish company was formed in 2006. It has been developing the concept with the express intention of launching more underwater rooms around the world.