There is a remote island off the coast of Eastern Africa. To venture there means experiencing a disconnect from Civilization that very few people in the modern world will ever know.
The island known as Pemba has been separated from the mainland of Tanzania and Zanzibar for decades. Its separation leaves an untouched and pristine island of beauty and fertility- a mosaic of forests, swamps, mangroves, hidden beaches and lagoons are scattered among the ruins of mosques and tombs mostly reclaimed by the forest.
The remoteness of the destination can only be fully experienced through a stay at The Manta Resort. The reason I love this resort is that it warns that it is not for everyone- if you're looking for five star luxury getaway, this resort is not for you. In place of luxury, Manta offers serenity - a disconnect from the world and a close encounter with nature.
The hotel's Underwater Room embodies this ideal- the private floating island is made for sunbathing and stargazing on the top deck, lounging and dining on the water deck and sleeping surrounded by a tropical marine environment.