Only 5 degrees north of the Equator, 30 miles north of Unguja (Zanzibar island) lies the island of Pemba, known as the "Green Island". Most popular Honeymoon destination in Tanzania! The rolling hills, mangroves and lagoons, pristine coral reefs and snow white sand make this island the perfect hideaway, where you can connect with nature and experience the true Pembian culture.

Pemba is fast becoming a unique destination in its own right. For centuries, Pemba's clove plantations and spice and fruit fields provided the Omani sultanate in Zanzibar with money for trade and military dominance over the surrounding areas. To this day, the island is still a major spice producer in the archipelago. Visitors flock to Pemba's shores, dotted with desert islands and throngs of coconut palms - for some of the best diving in the Indian Ocean.

The Pemba Channel drops off steeply just off the west coast and the diverse species of marine life and coral are truly exceptional, offering breathtaking diving opportunities.

Because tourism is still in its early stages, a trip to Pemba's unspoiled shores and pristine waters is the underwater adventure of a lifetime. This remote Coral Sea atoll is made up of several individual dive sites. The North Horn is famous for its sharks. 

Diving around Pemba is some of the best you will find in the world. With one of the most stable coral reefs in the Indian Ocean and a high percentage of visibility divers will be stunned with the beauty of the healthy and vibrant marine life found while diving Pemba Island.

Dive 360 Pemba offers PADI diving course and special packages for certified divers as well as snorkeling and boat trips. Read more about Dive 360 Pemba and contact Amanda to book your diving package on Pemba Island.

Activities around the island....

Snorkeling trips, Kayak Safari, Dhow Sunset Cruise - Pemba Island Manta Resort - Marine Excursions

Deep Sea Fishing - Enjoy a day out with your captain for deep sea fishing in the Indian Ocean. If catch and release is more your style that is also an option. Full and half day tours can be arranged with ease. Packages available through Manta Resort, contact Amanda for more information and to book deep sea fishing on Pemba Island.

Local dhow hand line fishing - Fish with local experts and learn the styles and traditions that have been passed down for generations. Book this excursions as part of your stay at the Manta Resort. Learn more and contact Amanda to book your Indian Ocean holiday.

Spice Farm and Rain-forest Tour, Lighthouse Walk - Pemba Island Manta Resort - Land Excursions

School Trip - Visit a near by school and meet with the local children and community members.

Dive Courses - Discover scuba diving in one of the best diving areas in the world.  With Dive 360 Pemba there are several options to become and Open Water Diver. Stay 10 and Pay 7 at Manta Resort and receive 80% discount on your PADI E-learner course. Learn more about Pemba Island diving courses.

pemba-island-underwater The Manta Resort offers a room with a view like no other in this world. A once and a life-time experience. The private floating, one of a kind; The Underwater Room. The resort also has lovely sea-view and garden cabanas on a beautiful private beach. Amanda recommeds to book at least three nights at this amazing resort.

Mantapool2To reach The Manta Resort you can expect a one and a half hour drive from the Pemba airport. The drive provides a glimpse of the way of life on the island as you pass through towns and the major city on the island, Chake-Chake. The last leg of the journey takes you through the Ngezi Forest, one of the world's oldest rain forests. Hikes in the Ngezi Forest can be booked as an extra excursion while visiting the resort.

Find out more about Manta Resort - read Amanda & Moses's stay at the Manta Resort.  


fundu-lagoon1Nestled on a secluded shoreline with luxury tented suites, on the south west of Pemba Island is a remote and peaceful resort, Fundu Lagoon, which is only accessible by boat. Enjoy exclusive treatments from their Fusion Spa, a wonderful way to rest and relax following your safari in Tanzania or Kenya. The attentive and friendly staff will help create memories that you will keep close to your heart.

Many activities are available at Fundu Lagoo, from fishing, snorkeling, windsurfing and kayaking and diving with Dive 710 - a 5 star PADI dive center.