Manta Ray Bay Resort
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Continental Breakfast
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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... We are in Colonia the capital city of Yap State.
The reefs around this island mirror those of Bora Bora, they are truly beautiful and it is another divers paradise. Manta Rays being the big attraction here.
It reminded us of Governor's Harbour on Eleuthera in the Bahamas.
We spent our time ashore looking around the town and checking-out the local culture.
Aside – ...
... was a Sunday and there was either a tsunami warning we weren't aware of, or Sunday, as a day of rest, is taken very literally with no one moving much beyond the confines of their hammock. We wandered through this ghost town (in about 20 minutes) until DH spotted what she was looking for- a dive shop! We then met with Jan, the Yap Divers manager, and after DH subtlety mentioned that she was a nervous diver (about 15 times!!), Jan worked hard to set us up with a ...
... pause here to let my gay readers finish snickering...)
Then they asked us if we'd like to try chewing the betel nut. Sure, we said -- why not sample the local tradition? They prepared our betel nuts wrapped in pepperleaf, and we started chewing. The concoction creates a lot of red-tinted saliva, and we were told not to swallow it. (A common sight in Yap is of people spitting out their betel nut juice...) The betel nut had a mildly sour flavor, ...
... in downtown Colonia (if you could call it "downtown") at a restaurant called Oasis. It's probably best described as Yap's version of a diner. The lunch menu consisted of sandwiches and noodle bowls (there's a lot of Asian influence in the cuisine here). I had a grilled chicken sandwich, and Lucas had a noodle bowl with pork -- we both enjoyed our meals, and the total bill was $12. I also had an iced tea, and scooped what I thought was sugar out of a ...
... as you pass. The workers at the resort are also friendly and accommodating, but I've noticed how timid they seem, especially the women. I understand this to be a cultural difference -- to be subservient to your guests. In contrast, when we think of good service back home, we might think of a perky go-getter who initiates the task at hand. In Yap, service is still always performed to satisfaction -- but only ...