The underwater room at The Manta Resort on Pemba Island, off the coast of Tanzania.
Credit: Genberg Art UW Ltd | Photographer: Jesper Anhede
If it's the life aquatic you seek, then perhaps a vacation to Africa is in order. An island resort off the coast of Tanzania recently unveiled a new underwater room that lets visitors sleep amongst the fishes.
The Manta Resort, on Pemba Island in Zanzibar, is now taking reservations for its underwater suite, which was designed by the Swedish firm Genberg Underwater Hotels. The floating structure is three stories high, with a roof deck for sunbathing by day and stargazing by night. The main floor is at sea level, and includes a bathroom and lounge area.
The bedroom downstairs sits 13 feet (4 meters) underwater and offers a unique, and immersive marine experience. Large panes of glass surround the room, giving guests nearly 360-degree views of the island's coral reefs and sea creatures. The hotel's rates for the underwater room range from $900 to $1,500 USD per night, depending on the time of year, number of people staying in the suite and duration of the visit. More information about the underwater room can be found on The Manta Resort's website.