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Manta Ray Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Colonia
Certificate of Excellence
Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Now what a great time at "Manta Ray Hotel"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Are you kidding me....I could write for three days about the new friends I have made there at "Manta Ray Resort". the service second to none! The food, just the best....the people who work there are the now the best friends.
I'm planning now to go back and dive with my friends again same time of the year......it was great! From sharks to sea cliffs....and every thing between!! Great the best care from EVERYONE! The second we walked in the beautiful lobby and signed in...they already knew our names....at least they knew my name and greeted me by my first name......that was nice to be known! The best time diving....ever!

Room Tip: As for the rooms....EXCELENT! They are all named after a fish, reef or area of the inland. Oh this...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

The Manta Ray Bay Resort is a well located resort on the water in Yap. The hotel is immaculately maintained in pristine condition. The guest rooms are very large and we had a view of the ocean from our balcony. Our only criticism of the rooms is that the lighting could be better for reading. The hotel restaurant was in a boat on the water. The food was good and service was excellent by friendly staff.

We went to Manta Ray Bay Resort for diving. We were disappointed in the diving because we did not see any Manta Rays, even though the divemasters tried very hard to find them. The corals did not seem to be in very good shape on the dive sites we went to, but there were lots of sharks and schools of fish. The biggest disconnect for us was the dive boats. We are underwater photographers and the dive shop has one of the best dedicated areas for camera equipment that we have ever seen. Yet, the dive boats did not have adequate space to store camera equipment. They only had small rinse buckets that large camera set-ups with strobes would not fit into. We were often concerned that our camera equipment would be damaged because it had to lay out in the open.

Our second concern was that when we arrived we found out their nitrox mixing equipment was broken and there was no nitrox available for diving. We were greatly disappointed in this because it was represented when booking the trip that nitrox was available. Because of health issues my wife needs to dive with nitrox, so the lack of nitrox was a big negative for her.

Although we loved the resort, a return to Yap for the diving is not a high priority for us.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Our stay at Manta Ray was a great experience. Bill and his staff cater to our every need. Meals were plentiful and delicious. The floating restaurant was very cool and a great place for our kids. We were there through Margo Peyton's Kid Sea Camps and we were given all kinds of presentation about traditional life on Yap and the surrounding islands. The spa was great and we enjoyed several massages. Because of the weather we weren't able to get to the best of the diving, but enjoyed visits from Manta Ray and sharks on many of our dives. The rooms were large and comfortable and the AC worked great. Thank you Bill and diving/hotel staff for a unique experience.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

My first visit to Yap and I must say that my stay at Manta Ray Bay Resort was above and beyond my expectations. The rooms were clean and big...and this was just their standard rooms!!! Decors were simple yet elegant with a touch of the Island culture and the service was awesome! The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended place to stay! Will definitely stay at this hotel if I ever get a chance to visit Yap again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Laura R. K
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Guam, Mariana Islands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Manta Ray Resort was a great stay experience. The staff made us feel right at home and service was second to none. Large clean rooms with a great lounging pool area. The Taro Leaf spa was very convenient and accommodating.

Room Tip: Request the Queen angles fish room if available. It has a roof top jacuzzi.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Roland Q
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

I visited Yap as a solo diver and had a great experience with Manta Ray Bay. They provided great facilities and dive staff along with a comfortable room and a unique dining and drinking experience aboard the Mnuw. Many dive spots accessed in a short amount of time which helps have a much better day of diving when you don't spend hours on the boat.They also arranged a trip to one of the local tribes to see and experience their village. Airport pick ups and drop offs were great as well.

Room Tip: I was lucky to have a corner room with the great stone shower and wonderful views. See if you can ar...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Scott K
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Irvine, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

This was my second trip to the lovely Manta Ray Bay Resort, first in 2006 and recently in January 2014. The accommodations are truly lovely, with nicely decorated and large rooms, everything exceptionally clean, great staff and a great dive shop (Yap Divers). We spent many pleasant afternoons after a day of diving with the owner and his family, and they were very friendly and treated their guests like family. In 2006 we were unfortunate not to see any manta rays while scuba diving, and this recent trip more than made up for not seeing them previously. We had several wonderful manta ray encounters, with up to 7 mantas at one point in time gracefully soaring over our heads. We also had many incredible shark encounters while diving, on our last dive of the trip there were dozens circling over, under and around us at a well-named dive site called "Vertigo". The pace the entire week we were there was very relaxed, diving was unhurried, and the dive guides superb. We had great complimentary breakfasts every morning, and would relax and unwind at the outside bar on the top deck of the "Mnuw" most evenings. The "Mnuw" is a converted Indonesian schooner that serves as the resort’s bar and restaurant. Great breakfasts, drinks, great pizza and fries, and great staff. They even have their own beer, with "Stone Money" light and dark beer brewed on the premises. There is a bakery on the premises, which served up many fine breads and desserts with our meals. We had a fabulous time and will plan to return some day.

Room Tip: note to trip advisor staff - they didn't have a fitness center, couldn't figure out how to u...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Colonia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Manta Ray Bay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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