We spent three days in the Village View Resort on the way from Palau. We are quite well travelled, also to remote and exotic places, but Yap is one of the greatest experiences in our life. Most of this amazing experience is due to the Vilage View Resort and its owner Alex.
As already noted in other reviews, the Village View Resort is located in a remote place, in the very North of the Yap island, and this greatly adds to its unique charm. You are actually in a middle of a Yapese village, you go from your cottage to the restarant and dive shop by village road accompanied by the many friendly village dogs and chicken. At the same time you have all the Western comforts, including air conditioner and hot shower in you cotage which is located right on the beach.
The owner Al, who personally met us in the airport, took us to amazingly interesting land tour to other villages, stone money banks and other beautiful places in Yap. It seems that Al knows everybody on the island so all the doors are opened when you travel together with him. When we expressed interet in tasting the locally made palm wine, he arranged it from one of his relatives. When we asked for fresh fish, he just asked one of our dive masters to go fishing and we had fresly cought jack fish for the dinner! It was amazing service, which you rarelly have even in 5 star hotels!!!
Add to this the unique diving with Mantas, the very authentic and beautiful cultural tour to one of the villages with local girls and boys dancing in the traditional dresses and you have the holidays of your lifetime.
Thank you, Al, we have felt in love with Yap and will keep it in our hearts!!!