If there was anyplace for a die-hard open water swimming to feel right at home, it would be the Manta Resort off Pemba Island in Zanzibar.

As Africa’s first underwater hotel, it sits 4 meters below the surface and 250 meters off the coastline in the Indian Ocean.

Torquoise waters and marine life in an idyllic setting where one can swim to their hotel from land in a short warmup, the Manta Resort is one extraordinarily cool underwater room with an ocean view.

For more information of the hotel inspired by Sweden’s artist Mikael Genberg and created by the Genberg Underwater Hotels Company, visit underwaterroom.com.

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