PICS: Africa's first underwater hotel room opens in Zanzibar

Cape Town - If you've been harbouring a secret wish to be a mermaid, we have found the perfect hotel for you!

Manta Resort on Pemba Island in Zanzibar recently added an underwater hotel room to their luxurious portfolio. Located 4 metres beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean, the room is the first of its sort in Africa and only the second in the world!

WATCH: Sleeping under the sea in this new underwater hotel room in Zanzibar
Business Insider reports that it was designed by Swedish designer, Mikael Genberg, who also built the first underwater hotel room in a lake in Sweden. 

The suite boasts three tiers - a roof deck, a landing deck on sea level and of course the downstairs bedroom with an uncanny view of fishes, coral reefs and maybe the odd octopus or two.

Check out these pics of Manta Resort’s underwater hotel room 

If you're keen to try it out, we suggest you start saving up, though, as a night will cost you a pretty penny at about $900 (R10 114.65 at R11.18/dollar) for a single and $1 500 (R16 765.72 at R11.18/dollar) for a couple.

Does this kind of hotel stay appeal to you or would you rather go somewhere else for that amount? Tell us in the comment section below.
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