The Mantana Resort's Underwater Room
Just off Pemba Island - situated off the Eastern coast of Africa, 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.
It's been designed by Swedish firm Genberg Underwater Hotels, and 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 down 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. However by night, they can sleep beside the fish - the bottom platform is illuminated with underwater spotlights beneath each window, attracting a variety of fascinating and rare marine creatures.