Taro Leaf Spa, the only spa in Yap

Taro Leaf 1I was touring a group of Hong Kong wholesalers and travel agents around the hotel this week.  They were over here for a week of investigation for the travel industry in Hong Kong and South East Asia.  They had spent the morning with us on a Kayak Tour with our two excellent and very knowledgeable guides Theo and Richard. (These are the two smiling faces that great you when you step off the plane in the middle of the night).  After that they were treated to a special lunch on the Mnuw, which was based around local food, to which I believe was very satisfying to their pallets.  As their leader quoted it was nice to see a resort go out of their way to make them something special and meaningful to them considering they are exploring Yap to sell to their customers back home.

Following lunch was the tour of the hotel and they were especially keen to see the Taro Leaf Spa, so I thought I’d take them there first.  I have to say, I have never seen a group of people so interested and absorbed with the spa.  They were asking every type of question imaginable and were taking picture after picture.  They were amazed that Yap has its own style of massage and how it works with local plants and herbs to bring about the beneficial results.  Watching them take their pictures and asking their questions got me to thinking that the Taro Leaf Spa is actually the only dedicated Spa not only on Yap but in the Federated States of Micronesia.

The spa is the latest addition to the hotel and it was felt that as one of the leading dive resorts in the world we needed something extra to offer our guests to further enhance their experience of Yap.  In fact many of the patrons of the spa are from the other hotels on the island.  The spa is exudes tranquility and has a welcoming reception and waiting area, which is filled with exotic fragrances. You will be given your own Taro Leaf robe and shorts to change into in our comfortable change area. Each guest will have their own private locker to keep valuables secure. The head therapist of the spa is Patricia Acker, the wife of Bill, who is happy to share her wealth of experience to make sure our guests have their best ever massage.  To those of you that have been lucky enough to visit the Taro Leaf Spa, you will know what I’m talking about.  To those of you that are making your way to Manta Ray Bay don’t let this opportunity pass you by; you will be glad you didn’t.

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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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