Manta Ray Bay Hotel and Yap Divers
Island At A Glance
The Manta Ray Bay Hotel is a small, dedicated dive resort with a friendly personal atmosphere, comfortable accommodation and excellent facilities.
The Manta Ray Bay Hotel is situated on the east side of Yap Island and offers accommodation in three room categories, Deluxe Ocean View rooms and suites, Ocean View rooms and Standard rooms all of which have en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. The hotel has a swimming pool and also a newly built spa, offering a range of beauty treatments and massages.
The operation is owned and managed by Bill Acker and his family, who have lived in Yap for over 30 years and have huge knowledge and experience of the region.
The diving is run by Yap Divers, a PADI Gold Palm Centre which operates a fleet of eight fast modern twin-engine dive boats. There are over fifty dive sites to be found around the island group of Yap, ranging from manta ray dives to coral reef and shark dives.
Restaurants & Bars
The Manta Ray Bistro, the island's finest restaurant with a great view of the lagoon, is located on the main deck of the S/V Mnuw, a turn of the century South Seas schooner anchored by the hotel and reached by a gangplank. The cuisine is Asian as well as local and European.
Guests can also enjoy a cold beer fresh from the resort's very own micro-brewery, or a refreshing tropical drink in either the Nautical Weaver Bar, located on the Bridge Deck of the Mnuw, or in the Crow's Nest Bar located on the top deck under the mizzen mast. On the enormous movie screen in the Crow`s Nest Bar, they often show films of Yap`s best diving, guests` own productions or popular movies. What an unforgettable experience!
The resort offers diving and snorkelling, full and half day kayaking tours, island tours and a village cultural tour.
The Taro Leaf Spa has a stone bath hewn from one piece of rock and has two treatment rooms where guests can enjoy a range of gorgeous treatments.
Adjoined to the hotel is the excellent Yap Divers, the longest established dive base on Yap. The fully equipped dive shop offers all levels of instruction. The dive boats set off each day for morning and afternoon two-tank dives to either the Manta sites or the reefs and walls, or on one of the many speciality dives that are offered. NITROX is also available.
The most common routing to Yap is via Manila. If you are travelling through or from the UK we can arrange flights to Manila on either award winning Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore or Malaysian Airlines - we are very pleased to be able to offer our clients 30kgs luggage allowance for dive equipment with each of these carriers.
From Manila your onward flight to Yap will be on United Airlines via a transit through Guam. On arrival into Yap you will be met at the airport by a representative from the hotel and transferred to the Manta Ray Bay & Yap Diver's Resort, just a 30 minute drive from the airport.
Your flight to Yap will transit through Guam, which is one of the main hubs for United Airlines flights operating throughout Micronesia. It is therefore very easy to combine your stay in Yap with either a stay at Truk Lagoon or Palau and combination holidays come highly recommended. We are very experienced in putting together combination itineraries to Micronesia, and we have first-hand knowledge of each of these destinations, so please give us a call to find out more and to get a personalised itinerary and quote to suit your requirements.
Late afternoon departure from the UK for overnight flight to Manila via Hong Kong
Evening arrival into Manila. Transfer to hotel for one night's accommodation.
Depart Manila for morning flight to Yap, arriving in the evening, and transfer to Manta Ray Bay Hotel for 10 nights
Late 6pm check out and transfer to airport for overnight flight to Manila
Arrive Manila late morning and transfer to hotel for one night's accommodation.
Morning departure from Manila to UK via Hong Kong, arriving UK later in the evening.
2nts Manila + 10nts Manta Ray Bay Hotel & Yap Divers Resort with 16 dives from £2121 per person plus £455 per person taxes
Price includes return international flights in economy class on Cathay Pacific from London Heathrow to Manila.
In Manila it includes a total of 2nts accommodation at the Manila Remington Hotel (1nt either side of Yap) with breakfast on a twin/double share basis and free shuttle bus transfers from airport.
Price also includes return United Airlines flights from Manila to Yap in economy class.
In Yap it includes transfers and 10nts accommodation at the Manta Ray Bay Hotel & Yap Divers Resort in a twin/double share Standard Room with breakfast, morning coffee and 16 guided boat dives with use of tanks and weights on air.