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“paradise found !” 4 of 5 stars
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P.O. Box 1386, Yap 96943, Federated States of Micronesia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Yap
Tokyo
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“paradise found !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2010

Stayed here for 4 nights . its about a 35 minute drive from the airport , the good thing about this location is that its the only resort/ hotel with a beach on the island !! believe it or not ! very peacful ( apart from the occasional building work to one of the bungalows ) beautiful beach , diving and nice friendly restuarant and diving centre staff , the diving centre and restuarant are actually owned by a Japanese owner called Daiskue , the resort is owned by a local guy . The best time for diving or spotting the Mantas is Dec - April , but still great diving outside these months . It really is Robinson crusoe / Mutiny on the bounty territory !! A great place for a solo traveler or a couple , easy to meet people and make friends , diving or relaxing with a drink in the evening . The only minor downside is if you want to snorkel off the resort beach , it isnt so good . But i am actually thinking of going again , possibly in March .

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

it is one of the best experince in my life. the place is very far from the Colonia ( 30 min by car) and is on a great sandy beach.And that's all.This is the reason to go there. relax and nature. The resort is iINSIDE a typical Yapese village. there is a good diving center (Say hallo to Mike if you go there). The restaurant is perfect ( say hallo to Alex, the goog chef, and his wife if you go there). and The owner is very kind.( Say hallo to Al). The experience was really good. Stay no more than 3 -4 days, because after could be a little boring...I think is one of the place of the world that is quite intact.
The rooms are very clean with a/c A negative note: the water is too shallow and with some green algs....but this is the price of the pristine nature!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2010

A friend and visited Yap recently, spending three nights at Traders' Ridge in the downtown area of Colonia. But I found Village View online and thought it would be an interesting experience for our final night/day in Yap.

The important thing about Village View is understanding what it is and isn't. It is a set of five beachfront duplex bungalows in a remote village about 30 minutes from Colonia. There is a dive shop here, with a restaurant that is open all day. That is it -- if you're looking for tourist sites, shopping, luxury, etc., stay in Colonia. But if you want to scuba dive and/or relax on a beachfront while doing absolutely nothing (and loving every minute of it), this is the place for you.

Village View is located in a village called Wacholab, which we learned consists of the owner's extended family. The owner, Al, who is very friendly and accommodating, picked us up at Traders' Ridge the evening we checked out (and he will pick up guests from the airport, as well). We drove through rural roads, first paved then unpaved, to the village. Al offered to stop at one of the roadside stores along the way, but we had already picked up some bottled water and snacks for the stay. We arrived at the bungalow and settled in for the night. The bungalow reminded me of a campground cabin -- it appears very worn, yet it is clean, has a private bathroom and air conditioning, and a veranda that wraps around it. Other than a bar of soap, bathroom tissue and some towels, no other toiletries are provided, so be sure to bring your own.

We were only staying one night and all of the following day, before catching a flight to Palau. We spent the day reading on our veranda, walking and lounging on the beach, and exploring some of the village. It was a perfect way to relax on the trip. The dive shop's restaurant (Moon Rize) had quite an extensive menu for the limited number of people it serves, and the food was good. We met several other guests -- all were from Canada or Australia, and were scuba divers. They were enjoying their stays as well.

The cost was very affordable: I believe it was $85 for the night, plus $25 for the late check-out (for us, 8 p.m.). (Cash or traveler's check only.) At the end of the day, Al drove us to the airport for our next flight. Village View could certainly use a few cosmetic touch-ups, but it was a neat experience within an incredible tropical setting.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dayton, ohio
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2009

Our visit to Village View was very relaxing. It is remote. The drive from the airport took a while, but Al opened the moonroof and we have never seen so many stars! Also stopping by a local store for provisions (wine, water, fruit) on the way to the hotel was a good call. The units are well constructed, and relaxing on the deck just feet from the beach and waterfront was great. The beach is narrow, but the snorkeling offshore is amazing (still far enough from shore that it is best to get there by boat, perhaps on the way back from Miil Channel where the mantas visit, as we did). Sunrise Cafe was very enjoyable! The gingan juice was wonderful! Also take enough cash/travelers checks - Village View did not accept credit cards when we were there.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

We chose Village View Resort, in the village of Wacholab, as an escape even from the few tourists that visit this tiny island. Though not fancy, Village View offers a truly unique Yapese experience. It's set in the middle of a village along one of the only beaches in the State. High tide doesn't leave much beach for laying on, though in the evenings the water recedes quite a bit, leaving plenty of beach to explore (with a lot of sea grass just off shore!). The bungalows are duplex- style with a large porch wrapping all the way around. The accommodations aren't fancy, but are sufficient. A typhoon 10 years ago nearly wiped the resort out and they are still recovering. They have a great little restaurant and dive shop down the road. The staff is very friendly and willing to help make your stay more enjoyable. Dollar for dollar, this place is almost 75% less than Trader's Ridge. If you like being immersed in the culture and don't need a pool or fancy ammenities, you'd like this place.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: P.O. Box 1386, Yap 96943, Federated States of Micronesia
Location: Federated States of Micronesia > Yap
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Yap
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