Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers
Welcome to the premiere dive resort on the island of Yap in Micronesia! Manta Ray Bay Resort. Designed by divers, built for divers, also offering world class fishing, wildlife and nature kayaking, and island tours specifically designed to showcase Yap’s unique indigenous culture. All dive facilities are conveniently located within steps of the Hotel.
In Place of the Divers
Divers and non-divers enjoy our full service and convenience. Take a dip in the infinity pool, soak up some Micronesian sun, and relax with a massage at the Taro Leaf Spa.
The Taro Leaf Spa
With an island-based décor and products from locally sourced plant, the spa takes the best of everything Yapese to provide an experience to relax, energize, invigorate, revitalize and harmonize your body.
1 Deluxe Ocean View Rooms and Suite
The Deluxe Ocean View rooms are our finest rooms. These rooms feature stunning ocean-views, king sized beds, private patios and unique interior features. Some of these rooms have private plunge pools, or fantastic stone showers or even a private rooftop jacuzzi! They are all unique and equally elegant.
2 Ocean View Rooms
Each individually themed Ocean View Room features a breathtaking view of the lagoon. Wake up to a beautiful sunrise reflecting off of the still waters. Ocen View Rooms are well appointed in tropical style and featues either one or two queen-sized beds. Some rooms even have water beds!
3 Standard Rooms
Each unique Standard Room is well appointed in tropical style and featues either one or two queen-sized beds. The standard rooms are on the opposite side of the resort with views of the hills and beyond.
The warm, crystal clear water and incredible variety of the ocean life makes Yap a great place for snorkeling. Boats departing to dive sites on the reef and lagoon take snorkelers and scuba divers to places where the reef begins near the water’s surface. Swimming from the ocean-side onto the reef is best left to good swimmers/experienced snorkelers even on calmer days.
Fishing in Yap
Enjoy whipping for Giant Trevally off the reefs with Yap Anglers. These fish offer a good fight and provide for an exciting day for anglers using 20-pound test line.
Kayaking in Yap
Discover Yap by kayak. Enjoy a half or full day exploring one of the few ecosystems on this planet that remains untouched by man. A truly unique experience in the diverse mangrove systems of Yap. There are no roads, no way to bring in a powered boat and no habitation, there is only you and nature.
Tours of Yap
The heritage and traditions of the Yapese people are carefully nourished to preserve the Micronesian way of life. Most live in the same villages as their ancestors have for millennia.
Beaches of Yap
Yap has many beaches, each one a tiny paradise with soft, clean sand and warm, crystal clear water. On Yap you can spend all day on the beach in perfect privacy.
Kids Sea Camp keeps non divers active while family members are diving. Activities include kayaking, hiking, traditional skills, fishing trips and beach parties.
Kids Sea Club
Sites and departure times for dive plans will be tide and weather dependent.
The Mnuw: Ship's Bar & Grill
The Mnuw is the most unique restaurant and bar in Micronesia if not the world. She is a 170ft (55m) Phinisi schooner from Indonesia with 3 dining decks, 2 bars and her kitchen all on board. Start your day with a gorgeous sunrise during breakfast. Or, unwind after a full day of activities with a cold beer or tropical beverage while swapping sea stories.
The Manta Ray Restaurant
Located on the main deck of the “SV Mnuw”, our very own hundred year old South Seas Schooner, enjoy the fine view through panoramic windows and then let us pamper you.
The food is inspired by Asian, local and European recipes with generous portions which are both wholesome and delicious. Daily delights such as homemade pizza, hamburgers and cheeseburgers and fresh fish sandwiches can be found on the daily menu.
The Crow's Nest Bar
There’s no finer place to imbibe a bit in the open air overlooking the sea than The Crow’s Nest Bar. A great place to end a day of diving, sipping on a tropical beverage or a tasty stone Money brew on tap. The full menu from the restaurant is served here.
Imagine watching a movie outside, on the deck of a schooner, on a tropical island, with a nice cold beverage after a day of breathtaking diving. A mixture of Yap’s finest diving, guest productions and mainstream movies are shown on our GIGANTIC screen.
Fying To Yap
United Airlines serves the island of Yap via two airports: Palau (ROR) and Guam (GUM). Since 2010 United Airlines has been a Star Alliance member, which means you can get to Yap on your preferred Star Alliance Airline on one ticket, and have it count to your mileage plan.
Guam and U.S. Tourist Visas
Travelling through Guam requires a visa with the United States (USA). To avoid this visa requirement, consider travelling via Taipei or Manila to Palau then Yap.
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Flights to Yap can be a bit confusing to the average travel agent. Why not let us help you get here? The Manta Ray Bay Resort can book your flight and answer your questions.