Manta Ray Bay Hotel
On the opposite side of the globe lies in the North-Western part of the Pacific the enchanting Micronesia. Yap is one of the island groups of which Yap Proper is its biggest and therefore its main island.
This island with its beautiful green hills is, including its outer reef, approximately 75 sq km. The Manta Ray Bay hotel is situated in a small village right along the shore. Next to the fabulous diving, the hotel is also a perfect base for various tracking and kayak adventures through the mangroves.
Would you like to see mantas, then come to Yap! This small hotel is completely devoted to the aquatic World and is a real divers hotel, run by divers for divers.
The hotel has 13 sea view rooms, 9 rooms with garden view and 1 deluxe room with sea view. All 23 rooms are fitted out with air-conditioning, ceiling ventilator, bathroom, satellite tv, telephone, minibar, a safe and even a DvD player. The deluxe room has as a special feature a "jacuzzi" on its private terrace.
The rotan furniture, the pastel colours and the pots with tropical plants give the hotel a elegant tropical touch. Unique in the hotel is the water filter system, ensuring that each room has fresh drinking water.
The Manta Ray Bar & Grill is situated on the third floor of the hotel where, whilst enjoying the superb international kitchen you can enjoy the breathtaking view over the lagoon. The Nautical Weaver Bar is situated next to dive platform directly at the shore.
Its a wonderful place for all divers. Just in front of the hotel there is a small house riff for snorkelling. Deep sea fish and more particularly diving boats are part of the sport curriculum.
Come and a stay at the Manta Ray Bay Hotel and you will dive with Yap Divers.
With Yap Divers, you can be assured of clean, pure air, safe diving, and a full range of instruction available from Open Water through Divemaster. We also offer a number of specialty dive certifications for those who want to expand their formal dive training, and we are home to the only place in the world where you can do the PADI certified Manta Ray Awareness Course. This makes for a perfect combination to enhance the Yap Island vacation.
Yap Divers also offers NITROX on Yap as well as PADI Enriched Air Specialty or TDI Nitrox Certification Classes. For Yap, NITROX is perfect for both extending bottom time on the manta dives as well as the added safety and comfort associated with NITROX diving.
Although there are a host of charted dive sites and a program to discover more dive destinations, the fun part is that more than 50% of Yap's reefs remain unexplored. It is often said that Yap is "World Class Diving's Best Kept Secret".
You won’t believe it but the currency on this island is still “stones”. These stones are generally beautifully ornated and have a whole in the middle, however credit cards are also accepted.
One on the main reasons to go to Yap are the Mantas, of which more than 100 live here permanently. From December to April its the mating season of the Mantas and this attracts a great many of them at the same time.
Yap enjoys a tropical climate: hot and humid. From November to May the wind blows from the North East angle, which gives some casual rain.
Manta Ray Bay Hotel