I stayed at Manta Ray back in 1999 and had a great time. The owners really put a lot of money and care into the creation of this renovated hotel...wow. We had a great time with all the staff throughout. Missed the owners as they were in Brazil but not to worry as staff was really cool. I stayed in 306 which was an end unit suite...very nice and the rock shower was the bomb. Yap was one of four stop overs and a good 4 day trip. The best diving outside of Mantas is a 30 min boat trip to the end of the island but worth it as the hard corals are fantastic. These were my favorite dives but we did the shark and manta deal as well. Had a great time chewing beetle nuts, drinking Tuba, and visiting folks in the village. We brought a bunch of games, coloring books, and blinky light deals with us and handed them out to kids are various homes in the surrounding village...this is something I would suggest to everyone as it was a great way to meet the locals.
O'Keefs bar has changed a lot but still right across the street and good for a beer. You can also eat some really good Chinese across the street as well. Yes, it was a bit warm inside the ship restaurant at the hotel but we simply took our food outside and it was great. Food is pretty basic on Yap as it is really remote but all was good and no problems. Yes, the internet is slow but that goes with any of the FSM islands...no worries just chew a nut and relax. Past that, I would recommend this place and once again, the staff really made us feel welcome and we have a lot of memories thanks to them.
Again, great hotel
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- Also Known As:
- Manta Ray Bay Colonia
- Manta Ray Bay Resort Yap/Colonia