Manta Ray Bay Resort


The Manta Ray Bay Resort is a full-service dive resort, designed by divers and built for divers. Each of their uniquely themed rooms offer air conditioning, refrigerators (upon request), IDD telephone, Internet Access and in-room TV and DVD player.

There are 35 ocean-themed , well appointed rooms, an infinity pool and pool deck, private plunge pools, private, rooftop jacuzzi, and the Taro Leaf Spa. The three room types are:

  • Deluxe Ocean View Room- These are the finest rooms featuring stunning ocean-views, king size beds, private patios and unique interior features. Some of these rooms have private plunge pools, or fantastic stone showers or even a private rooftop jacuzzi!
  • Ocean View Room- Each of these rooms features a breathtaking view of the lagoon. Wake up to a beautiful sunrise reflecting off of the still waters. Ocean View Rooms are well appointed in tropical style and features either one or two queen-sized beds. Some rooms even have water beds!
  • Standard Room- Each of these rooms is well appointed in tropical style and features either one or two queen sized beds. The standard rooms are on the opposite side of the resort with views of the hills and beyond.


The Mnuw: Ship’s Bar & Grill is the most unique restaurant and bar in Micronesia if not the world. She is a 170ft (55m) Phinisi schooner from Indonesia with 3 dining decks, 2 bars and her kitchen all on board. Start your day with a gorgeous sunrise during breakfast. Or, unwind after a full day of activities with a cold beer or tropical beverage.

The Manta Ray Restaurant and Crow’s Nest Bar offers a large variety of food inspired by Asian, local and European recipes, as well as their very own micro brewed beer from Stone Money Brewing Company.


The hotel was built with divers in mind. All of the dive facilities and equipment storage are conveniently located within steps of the Hotel. Yap Divers, located on the premises, offers a full service dive shop, all levels of instruction, Mares & Oceanic rental equipment, morning and afternoon two tank dives to either the Manta sites or the reef and walls. A number of specialty dives are also offered on a daily basis- Mandarin Fish, Macro, Shark Feed and night dives. NITROX is also availale for all dives.

Manta Ray Bay Hotel has made Yap famous for it’s large population of resident Manta Rays. Over 100 Manta Rays live year round in the waters surrounding Yap. In the winter (usually December to late April) the Mantas congregate in even greater numbers in Mi’l Channel for the mating season. During the summer season, they spend their mornings in Goofnuw channel in the Valley of the Rays.


There is so much to experience in Yap. Manta Ray Bay Hotel offers world class fishing with Yap Anglers, an opportunity to explore the wildlife and nature by kayaking with Planet Blue Kayak Tours, and a full range of island tours specifically designed to showcase Yap’s unique indigenous culture and World War II history.

If relaxing is more your speed, you can check out Taro Leaf Spa which will relax, energize, ivigorate, revitalize and harmonize you. There are two treatment rooms and wide range of treatments available to fit everyone’s needs.

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