We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Manta Ray Bay Resort

Travellers' Choice award winner
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Manta Ray Bay Resort
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 249: English reviews
Start your review of Manta Ray Bay Resort
 Click to rate
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here late January. This is a really nice, small resort. Very clean and the staff is very friendly. We were there celebrating our 25th, and we received a complementary upgrade to a large room, with a small outdoor pool right outside our sliding glass door. Unfortunately, it was cloudy and rained quite a bit during...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank KSDiver03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first trip to Yap for diving and definitely not the last one. Very laxly through short ways between room, restaurant and dive center. Very good is, that after a short time the most of employees knows your name. Very special is the restaurant on an old sailing boat. Very international through Ruud as Netherlands hotel manager and Detlef as...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mathis K
Waverly, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Room 308, which probably is the best one of them all with a great view to the sea and the pool. Not sure how I got that lucky, but I did book 4 months beforehand (book direct from them, package deal with diving). The room has a lot of space with nice furniture. The bed is a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CXGTraveler
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Manta Ray Bay Resort used to be the jewel of Yap. Today, the rooms are old and stuffy and there is no effort to improve them so that they can keep up with the newer and better resorts around. This is sad because this resort has a lot of potential. We booked their rooms which have pools inside. We thought...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank maskiano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of us spent an incredible week with MRB Divers (five divers and two non-divers) and had an wonderful trip. The airport pickup was easy. Show up, go through customs and MRB's staff is waiting just outside the door with a sign. They grab your bags and then you're off on a short bus ride to the resort. Immediately walking...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jason C
Checkendon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considering the very undeveloped nature of the location, the Manta Ray Bay Resort offers excellent accommodation and a well run dive centre (Yap Divers). My room was large, well appointed and had a balcony that overlooked the sea. Service was quietly efficient - everything you could ask for. Even the Internet was reasonable - given the remote location. The hotel...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Andy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not stayed at the hotel, however I did visited the place and I participated in one of their diving trips. The staff there got me ready to go real fast. They got all my gear ready. They installed my tanks, my weights and even helped me put it all on. We did two dives. After the first one,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mario D
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I didn't really know what to expect as this was really a last minute add-on to our main destination so it wasn't the original vacation focus. However, at the end of the entire trip, I looked back and enjoyed the time spent here more than my original primary location. The staff were great - super friendly and helpful. The owner...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Monica L
Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you're into scuba diving, put this place on your list. The resort is a little pricey, but everything is great. The rooms are wonderful, and the ship anchored to the side of the hotel serves as the breakfast / dining hall, bar, and movie theater. It's really a top notch place. The dive shop and operation is also fantastic...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alex D
Helsingborg, Sweden
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I found the hotel to be nice, clean, modern and with a high standard. To high standard for my personal preference on a dive center hotel. I was disappointed with what was called to have an ocean view, where it was blocked with an old ship used as a restaurant. The hotel was nice, but in my point of view...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank badanka09

306 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (306)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (36)
Viewed
Room/Suite (33)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (24)
Viewed
Dining (30)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Other (163)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Colonia
0.2 mi away
Yap Pacific Dive Resort
Yap Pacific Dive Resort
#4 of 5 in Colonia
80 reviews
0.0 mi away
Ulithi Adventure Lodge
Ulithi Adventure Lodge
#1 of 1 in Falalop
7 reviews
1732.0 mi away
Kosrae Nautilus Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1732.0 mi away
Pacific Treelodge Resort
1733.3 mi away
Kosrae Village Ecolodge & Dive Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices

Near Manta Ray Bay Resort

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Manta Ray Bay Resort

Address: P.O. Box MR | Fsm, Colonia, Yap 96943-0850, Federated States of Micronesia
Region: Federated States of Micronesia > Yap > Colonia
Price Range: £157 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Manta Ray Bay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Manta Ray Bay Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Manta Ray Bay Colonia
Manta Ray Bay Resort Yap/Colonia
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Manta Ray Bay Resort staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Manta Ray Bay Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rm 308 (3rd floor, highest floor) - a corner with bay & pool view. Rm 307 & 306 have nice bay view also. Rm 208 is right below 308.”
  • room 308
  • room 308, a corner room with a great view of the pool, restaurant, bay
  • Shelves for storing diving gear at the dive shop, assigned by room
  • room 308
 of 5 bubbles CXGTraveler, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pay extra for an ocean view. It's worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles andyp227, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rm 200 was spacious & the shower as the focal point set a "jungle" mood.”
  • looking from the bed
  • live plants in stone shower
  • sunset view of restaurant from balcony of rm 200
  • bedroom and private balcony
  • Hallway upon entry to room 200
  • bedroom and shower
  • stone shower in center of room
  • Stone money soap
 of 5 bubbles monical726, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“East-facing rooms have a view of the water and a nice sunrise”
 of 5 bubbles alexdJ2711WM, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid Room 212 - loud and no privacy”
  • View from Room 201 (the bug infested room)
  • The query blood stain on the bath towel
  • The drain must've been plugged. Housekeeping had to come fix it.
  • The ant-infested vanity area
 of 5 bubbles GroovieGurlie, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5