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Reviewed 10 May 2013

This was the best trip of my life and I will be coming back. Select one of the room on the first floor 101 or 102 which have private cabana.

The diving is wonderful. The dive boat will take you anytime you want to go. Even if there is just one person that want to go.

The dive spots are just on the other side of the German Channel, which is fun ride thru the mangrove and the occasional pieces of stone money .

Room Tip: select any room in the original building - but they were all beautiful. There are two rooms on the first floor with a privite cabana and hot tub on the patio.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jbackel
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Best place in Colonia, stayed on Yap for a month. And had a blast at Manta Ray, the staff is really service minded, they remember your name always takes the time to talk to you and help out with any problem their might be.
Attached to the resort they have a spa, diveshop, restaurant and a bar. The restaurant and bar is on a old boat they anchored in the bay infront of the hotel. Great place to meet other divers or yatch people, get a beer and talk to other divers. Have a certain drink everyday at reduced cost, and happy hour from 4 to 6.
Great place, i loved it!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank DigerTheTiger
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

Fantastic boutique hotel and restaurant-bar. Very comfortable, well appointed and serviced rooms. Floating restaurant and bar is an experience on its own. Pool is a delight. The staff are all wonderful, friendly and helpful. You feel like its a stay with family, yet definitely not intrusive. Colonia, Yap is a beautiful quiet little town and the Yapese people are traditional in many ways but always friendly. Unique little part of the world and the Manta Ray is a great place to stay and see it. Only negative was the internet, slow, expensive and unreliable but apparently its just that way in Yap and not the fault of the hotel.

Room Tip: Different styles are available, all good, but if you can get a water view that is even better.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Barry T
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

We went to Palau first then over to Yap to Manta Ray Bay. We were in room 301 with the jacuzzi on the roof. Everything about Manta went so....smooth. I was nervous at first when we were scheduled to dive at 8:30 am after flying from Palau and getting to our room at 5 am. We went to the dive shop in the morning and Jan took care of it. The diving was the best we've done in all our 600 + dives in the Caribbean . The hotel was wonderfully small and well run. The food was GREAT! I was so nervous about reviews on trip advisor about the food. I had told my husband to expect hamburgers and pizza daily, Instead we got amazing seafood dishes ! Thank you to Detlef the person who ran the kitchen. He was like a personal chef asking us how we liked everything on a daily basis. The rest of all the staff were so wonderful and friendly. I hated to leave. Thanks also to Terencia and Jocelyn for being such amazing members of the Mnuw staff. Nico the dive master was great,professional,and of course showed us the best of Yap ( under the water). Yap in general was so special .I hope it never changes. Definitely see the island . We did the cultural tour and rented a car for a few hours. Yap and Manta Ray Bay Hotel should be on every divers to do list! I just hope it can always remain a wonderful semi untouched outpost for me and my friends the manta rays !

Room Tip: 301 rooftop jacuzzi is great after diving!
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Decostop439
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Wonderful experience .....diving with Manta Rays was awesome....staff is super friendly and helpful
Rooms and food were outstanding..... Bill recommended we book when the 45th Yap Festival was going on so we had the local festival as a wrap up to a perfect dive vacation

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank jma13
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