When I Saw What They Built Underneath This Floating House, I FLIPPED!

by Barbara Diamond
Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.

Imagine going to sleep at night, surrounded by water and watching shoals of reef fish swimming lazily by.

Sounds impossible right? At the Manta Resort on the remote island of Pemba in the Indian Ocean however is is quite possible!

For just $900 per night, you can stay in the Manta Resort’s recently opened Underwater Room 13 ft beneath the water’s surface.

The floating structure, Swedish engineered, provides three levels, those above the water clad in local hardwood, and each an experience in itself.

The landing deck, at sea level, has a lounge area and bathroom facility.

A ladder leads up to the roof which has a lounging area – for sun worshipping by day and by night you can lie back in the starlight undiluted by ambient light.

Then downstairs – a double bed surrounded by panes of glass affording almost 360 degree views. By night, the underwater spotlights beneath each window around the room attract the shyer and more unusual, for instance squid. Coral is already establishing itself on the anchoring lines and around the underwater structure. Octopus and even spanish dancers have been seen attaching themselves to the glass panes. The reef inhabitants are attracted to the structure, making for a truly unique experience!

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