Only the Important Things Discussed Today

As the title of this post indicates, today is about the important things going on here at the Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers.  Those of you who want to hear about manta diving, shark sightings, kayak tours, spas or what have you should tune out now.  This is about a change at the Stone Money Brewing Company.

As those of you who have been to Yap realize, we produce two different beers.  One is a pale colored lager that we call Manta Gold and the other is a darker larger that we have traditionally called Telmar Bier (which is Yapese for “Dark Beer”.  I have never really liked how Telmar Bier rolls off the tongue but until recently have done nothing about it.

Finally that has changed and we have now renamed our dark beer.  The new name is Hammerhead Amber.  Fredy, our Swiss brew meister, wants to be more precise and since the beer he brews is not dark like Guinness Stout, he wants the word Amber in the name.  Theo Gumang, our long-time head of the concierge department wants the name Hammerhead as in “get hammered” or “give me a ‘head”.   So with two distinguished gentlemen such as these, who would I be to argue?  Thus we now brew Manta Gold and Hammerhead Amber.

At this time, I also should mention the “proper” way to consume our beer which was taught to us by an Australian Mining Engineer who stayed with us a few years ago and “developed” this method.  I am talking of course about mixing the Gold and Hammerhead in equal amounts in the same chilled mug thus coming up with the Texas Two Step.  Bet you wish you had one sitting in front of you right this minute, don’t you?

Now that you have been informed of this very important news you may go back to work but please don’t forget about us.  We are having fun in the sun and looking forward to welcoming our past guests back to the Manta Ray and making new friends from those visiting us for the first time.

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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
William Myers
William Myers
21:01 21 Jul 18
Great hotel. Have stayed twice.
Emily Caquelin
Emily Caquelin
04:10 02 Aug 18
Manta Ray Bay Resort is a great dive resort with extremely hospitable staff.
Daniel Granzer
Daniel Granzer
11:40 23 Aug 18
We were from 11.08 to 18.08 at the Manta Ray Bay resort and had unforgettable days there 😍In total we made 12 dives with wonderful encounters. Highlights were, of course, the manta rays in the Goofnuw Channel and many white tip reef sharks in the Shark City 🦈 But also we saw eagle rays, turtles 🐢 and buffalo head parrotfish. The hotel is beautiful and the whole team does a great job there. The food on the ship Mnuw, as well as the home-brewed beer are excellent. Thank you again to the whole team of Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers 👏🏼We also did a one-day land tour to explore the many beautiful places of this unique island. The beach is like in paradise🏝, stone money and relics from the second world war very worth to see! You find there also culturally typical houses with different meaning and use! It would be nice if more visitors would come to this great island and appreciate the great work that is done there! Anyway, we really enjoyed it and would come back anytime 🙏🏻✌🏼read more
Jonathan Gapith
Jonathan Gapith
10:31 19 Sep 18
Best dive resort around, amazingly friendly staff and great food on the mnuw
Rene Sten
Rene Sten
04:06 12 Oct 18
Bill and his family run a great dive resort, rooms are spacious and comfortable. Restaurant and bar provide good range of food and drink. Bill and his dive guides know the reef intimately and the diving is spectacular. Bill and his family make for a very friendly and rewarding experience in Yap.read more
Ms. Malinda
Ms. Malinda
13:52 14 Oct 18
Great place to stay while visiting the island. Lots of activities to do with places to see & people to meet.read more
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