The Manta Ray Bay Hotel is a dedicated dive resort, designed by divers and built for divers. Bill Acker (the dive pioneer in Yap), owns this nice resort. It's individually themed rooms are large and offer air conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bars, and DVD's. There is a beautiful pool with sun deck chairs.
A unique feature of the Resort is a sailing boat MNUW (in the Yapese language Mnuw is the name of a rare sea hawk that is seldom seen but yet famous in Yapese traditional lore) which is permanently moored to the side of the hotel.
She offers guests an air-conditioned private dining room, two bars, a movie room, a game room, meeting rooms and the ambience of the South Seas. The famous Nautical Weaver Bar has moved from the actual hotel building to the wheelhouse deck and commands a gorgeous view of Tomil Harbour. Beer is seved from the resorts own Microbrewery.
The hotel has been expanded to 28 rooms, including 15 Ocean View, 4 Deluxe Ocean View and 9 Standard. The Ocean View rooms are located on the seaward side of the hotel, providing a nice view of the lagoon from their private balconies. The Standard rooms are located on the opposite side, overlooking the road and the hills beyond.
The first floor has 5 rooms with a queen size waterbed and a queen size regular bed per room. Most of the rooms on the second and third floors have two queen size regular beds per room. A few rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors have 1 king size bed per room. The Deluxe Ocean View Rooms have one king size antique bed.
All rooms are decorated with tropical flair including tiled floors throughout the hotel. Furniture is natural rattan with a tropical pastel fabric, and pots of exotic tropical plants can be found everywhere. The motif of the entire hotel is marine life. Each room bears a fish name, and is decorated accordingly, with photographs and paintings of that fish, right down to the hand carved key chain. The double doors connecting the rooms of the suite are adorned with carvings of manta rays.
The Deluxe Ocean View room has a private spiral staircase leading to an exclusive roof top Jacuzzi and sun deck plus a special amenity package. The hotel offers a suite by opening adjoining doors in the Deluxe Ocean View Room. The suite includes two full bathrooms, one king size bed and two queen size beds, two balconies, two TV/DVDs and two mini-bars with safes.
Manta Ray Bay Resort has stable mobile phone reception. Prepaid local SIM cards are available. Common areas have wireless internet access for guests. Rooms have fixed line internet access available.