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Manta Ray Bay Resort

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Colonia, Yap 96943-0850 Federated States of Micronesia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 5 hotels in Colonia
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2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best

Welcome to Manta Ray Bay Resort, your Colonia “home away from home.” Manta Ray Bay Resort aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, bringing comfort and convenience to your visit.

The hotel features a concierge. Plus, Manta Ray Bay Resort offers a pool and free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While in Colonia be sure to experience nearby seafood restaurants such as MNUW Bar & Restaurant or Oceania Hotel.

Manta Ray Bay Resort puts the best of Colonia at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Free breakfast
Diving
Airport transportation
Spa
Concierge
Gift shop
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Andy100668 wrote a review Mar 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand51 contributions29 helpful votes
This hotel is 4 star plus. Staff are friendly, rooms are spacious and clean, and the restaurant service is good. The restaurant has a reasonable range of meals at slightly above average prices. The meals are of a good standard. Room overlooking the bay are great as you can sit out on your deck and relax with a drink and the sea breeze. Bathrooms and bedroom are of a good standard without being flash. Internet in the rooms would have been useful, however there is free internet in the lobby. A great bar on the top deck of the small sailing ship anchored to the hotel. All in all a very unique and comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Apr 10, 2020
Hi Andy, Thank you very much for your review and good to hear that you enjoyed your stay, our facilities and services. As we strive for excellence and perfection please let me know what we can still improve to get us to the 5 Star review-level. You can email me directly at bill@mantaray.com. Hope to welcome you back in the near future. All the best, Bill Acker - Founder/Owner Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers
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Douglas J wrote a review Feb 2020
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Best dive joint I’ve ever used. The hotel is right on the water so easy to stumble out in the morning onto the dive boats and zip out to the sites. The schooner anchored in front of the hotel has a free breakfast buffet in the AM and a restaurant and bar on top for dinner and they brew their own beer. Room was large with strong aircon and very decent wifi considering the location. Everything in town including the supermarket is within easy walking distance and hardly any boonie dogs. The resort is a very well oiled operation and everyone from the front desk to the dive guides are helpful and very laid back. Will def be back
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Apr 10, 2020
Hi Douglas, "Best dive joint I've ever used", that so good to hear as our resort was designed and built for divers and feedback like this makes us all happy. Mission accomplished. Hope to welcome you back in the near future. All the best, Bill Acker - Founder/Owner Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers
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jctokyo wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China239 contributions77 helpful votes
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This is one of the most customer friendly places we’ve been. A small family owned resort in a tiny Micronesian island, they have created a place visitors can feel like home and divers can explore the beauty Yap has to offer. Given Yap is so hard to get to, it was much appreciated that they handle all aspects of the trip other than flights. Staff are super friendly, dive boats and equipment are very high quality and well maintained. Resort is clean and very comfortable. Yap isn’t for everyone given its unique and remote characteristics but if you come to Yap you should only stay and dive here. For anyone with a passion for sea life, the trip is worth the effort.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Apr 10, 2020
Hi "jctokyo", Wow. "This is one of the most customer friendly places we’ve been" is a compliment I'm really proud off. Thank you so much for your 5 Star review and positive words. It's so good to read that you felt like at home and that you enjoyed everything of our resort, staff, facilities and services. All the best, Bill Acker - Founder/Owner Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers
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mitchsn wrote a review Jan 2020
Sunnyvale, California64 contributions9 helpful votes
This is my second visit to Yap and the Manta Ray Bay Resort (1st time was 2017 during the 11th annual Manta Fest) and this time I brought my dive club (6 total) to experience one of the best Dive Resorts I've ever stayed at. If you've traveled around SE Asia like I have, you know how much pollution, trash etc is often found int he water. There are great dive spots in Indonesia and Philippines, but trash is always an issue. Not so in Yap, The natives truely care for their waters and island and even in the most remote locations inland you will not find a single piece of trash on the side of the road. Waters are pristine, viz almost limitless sometimes. Tons of sharks, Manta rays and even a good number of nudibranch to see. The resort itself is world class. Clean, spacious. They have a room set up for over a dozen people to set ui their cameras, charge batteries and maintain their rigs. Their unique 2 mast wood ship moored by their pool serves as their dining area and bar! SO COOL! Yes, its hard to get to Yap, but the most remote places are often the best for diving! Its worth the trip! They have one of the best staffs too. By day 1 EVERYONE knows your name!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded Apr 10, 2020
Hi Mitch, Thank you so much for your review and positive comments! I'm happy with your remark that it might be a bit of a challenge to get here, but that the diving, the people and the resort make it worthwhile. Thank you for bringing your group and can't wait to welcome you and your dive buddies again soon. All the best, Bill Acker - Founder/Owner Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers
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keenan99 wrote a review Jan 2020
Seoul, South Korea53 contributions4 helpful votes
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I love the staff here. Everyone is so nice and happy to help out with anything you need. There is an excellent camera/gear room right next to each other and the dock. The dive masters and boat crew did an excellent job as well and very knowledgeable of the area. This is my second time here and I'm sure it won't be my last!!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded Apr 10, 2020
Hi "Keenan99", I'm proud to read that our staff went out of their way to help you. Our staff is our biggest asset and it's a pleasure to work with them. Thank you so much for your positive and 5 Star review. Looking forward to welcome you for your 3rd visit. All the best, Bill Acker - Founder/Owner Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers
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PRICE RANGE
$211 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
manta ray bay colonia
LOCATION
Federated States of MicronesiaYapColonia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manta Ray Bay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Manta Ray Bay Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tamilyog Trail (1.2 miles) and Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Manta Ray Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Manta Ray Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Manta Ray Bay Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Manta Ray Bay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Manta Ray Bay Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Manta Ray Bay Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Manta Ray Bay Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.