A lush tropical island that keeps it’s culture intact
Yap is the most intriguing and mysterious island in Micronesia. It is a land steeped in archaic traditions and captivating legends. Take a tour deep inside the jungle and see how the stone money was kept in ages past, tour a cultural village, or take an outrigger canoe ride. Yap is famous for its crystal clear waters, large population of resident manta rays, schools of tuna, playful dolphins, and reef fish.
Manta Ray Bay Hotel – Often called the “best little dive hotel in the Pacific.” The Manta Ray Bay Hotel is a dedicated dive resort, designed by divers and built for divers. It’s 28 rooms offer air conditioning, refrigerators (upon request) and in-room TV and VCR. 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 reefs and walls. A number of specialty dives are also offered on a daily basis – Mandarin Fish, Macro, Shark Feed and night dives. NITROX is available. They also offer world class fishing with Yap Anglers, and an opportunity to explore the wildlife and nature by kayaking with Yap's Planet Blue Kayak Tours.
The Pathways Hotel – A family owned and operated hotel dedicated to high adventure with low impact. There are eight thatched cottages scattered among lush foliage, connected by meandering wooden walkways.
Traders Ridge Resort – Styled in unique 1880’s Victorian architecture, Traders Ridge offers 20 spacious rooms and 2 Grand Suites. It is only minutes away from the Yap Airport. Scuba diving, cultural tours, fishing, kayaking and snorkeling trips can be arranged.
O’Keefe’s Waterfront Inn – Relive the style of the past at the quaint O’Keefe’s Waterfront Inn. They offer affordable lodging in a unique setting, with the perfect combination of charm and comfort. The Waterfront Inn is situated only a few steps from the major dive shops on Yap, and is the ideal location for enjoying everything the island has to offer.