WEATHER

The Manta Resort is located very close to the equator resulting in a very stable temperature and climate. The western Indian Ocean is dominated by two prevailing monsoon wind cycles and we are fortunate for our position out of reach of cyclones. The Kas-Kazi winds blow southwards from December till April. Then the Kusi arrives in April and blows back north till October.  We experience two mini seasons between the prevailing monsoons when the wind blows very gently as the seasons shift and might bring about new rains during the transition.  We receive light rains around October/ November, characterised by brief showers in between long stretches of sunshine. The heavy rains fall between late April and early June. The warmest temperatures are reached between January and March  but there is usually a refreshing sea breeze. Daytime temperatures usually vary between 26 and 32 degrees centigrade.