MantaFest winner Anke Rohrbach stops by

Not less than three times in a row did we get visited by last year’s MantaFest winner Anke Rohrbach during the boot show.
While she proved to be an excellent photographer – professionals Marty Snyderman, Frank Schneider, Masa Michishiro and Ray Bullion fully agreed – she is not any worse when it comes to delicious cakes. So Anke pretty much became the “pastry fairy” for booth E32, and what a treat this was. Not to mention the terrible junkfood that is common for trade shows.

 

 

Much more important though is how much she liked her first stay with us in Yap. That’s what she told me:
“I found it wonderful how every member of the staff knew my name after one day! You simply get what you need – a fridge for your shopping? No worries… The service is superb whereas in other destinations how would have a brawl about that. An island trip was put together for me within one hour, can you believe that? This is absolutely not to be taken for granted. The staff is not friendly because they do expect tips, they are friendly for the sake of being friendly. Diving was equally top-notch. The guides go search subjects for you and they know how and where to find them.  That’s just the way it should be, especially if you’re equipped with a camera. For me two weeks are actually much too short of a stay.”

Wow, nothing like a REALLY happy guest. After all, Anke does not need to feel “homesick”. Her big prize was a liveaboard trip which will send her all the way through the islands to Yap, where she will soon meet again her shark and manta friends.

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Jim Reilly
Jim Reilly
11:27 21 Mar 18
We stayed at the hotel and dove with Manta Ray divers in early December 2017. The hotel is very comfortable, well run and staffed with wonderful employees. During our visit my wife came down with an illness and the consideration and support from the hotel and dive staff could not have been better.read more
Sandy Stinson
Sandy Stinson
16:03 03 Mar 18
The staff couldn't be more friendly and accommodating. Food is good, (worth upgrading to include all meals). Diving is good too.read more
Alex Divinsky
Alex Divinsky
17:24 01 Jan 18
The best place to stay in Yap. The resort is really nice and clean, the scuba diving is great, and the docked ship that houses the bar, restaurant, and movie screen is very cool. I really enjoyed my stay here.read more
ASALI
ASALI
10:44 01 Jan 18
Offers one of the best accommodation service. It also has a uniquely designed restaurant.
Yi-Hsin Lin
Yi-Hsin Lin
00:53 21 Feb 17
The whole place centers around the scuba diving operation. Probably better to find somewhere else if you're not a diver. The dive operation was generally good, but a little too laid back - schedules weren't always clear, and sometimes would change without any notice. Sometimes it was hard to tell if this was really because of changing tides/weather or because of the island pace of life. Pizza is a surprisingly good option at the restaurant.read more
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