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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 11 March 2017

While we actually stayed at O'Keefe's next door, we used the Manta Ray Bay Resort as our headquarters while we were on Yap for the 49th Yap Day celebration. The Manta Ray features the best restaurant on the island, the ship permanently moored in the harbor, with nightly happy hour announced with a canon shot, great meals, fish, pasta, and...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We spent 10 days at Manta Ray Bay Resort during Yap day celebrations. The hotel is one of very few tourist lodgings on the island, and most likely by far the best one. It is situated right on the waterfront and features an on-site dive operation (Yap Divers), a small and exceptionally clean infinity pool, and a schooner. Why a...

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2Thank Phileas_Blog
Northampton
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We spent a week at Manta Ray Bay Resort and I simply can not say enough good things about our experience. Dive Operation - professional, helpful and kind. I need extra help with my gear due to back surgery and they went out of their way to help me in exactly the way I needed it. Food Service - Above...

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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...

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 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...

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Waverly, Tennessee
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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...

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Thank maskiano
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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...

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Checkendon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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...

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Thank Andy P
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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,...

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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: RM859 - RM1,083 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Manta Ray Bay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Manta Ray Bay Colonia
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“Get an ocean view room. It's such a beautiful view.”
927jilli, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“This resort also has a lovely spa attached. The massage was great! And it is a Scuba Diving resort.”
D1097ECcarolm, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Definitely want a waterview room. If I were to go back, I'd ask for a luxury room with private splash pool/jacuzzi”
rosemary201, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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  • 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
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CXGTraveler, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pay extra for an ocean view. It's worth it.”
andyp227, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
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