Taro Leaf Spa

The Taro Leaf Spa was opened in February 2009 and takes the best of everything that is Yapese to bring you an experience that will, relax, energize, invigorate, revitalize and harmonize you. The decor of the spa is based on island themes and all of our products use locally sourced plants.

Our spa 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.

Our spa has two treatment rooms. Frangipani is named after a beautiful fragrant flower that grows in abundance around the island. This room has two massage beds, so it is ideal for two friends to have treatments at the same time. The wooden paneling and abundance of flowers makes this room feel at one with nature. Kokoris, named after the white ginger flower that grows on the island, is our second treatment room, which has a massage bed and our stone bath, Almeria. This bath is hewn from one piece of solid rock and polished to a smooth finish. This room opens out into our private garden with relaxing waterfall to make the whole setting feel very tranquil indeed.

We have a wide range of treatments available, so there is really something to meet everyone’s needs, whether you have tiered muscles from a day’s diving or you just want to pamper yourself for a few hours.

Spa Hours

The Spa opens from 12noon—6pm every day. If you are interested in trying one of our various treatments then visit us at the Spa to make an appointment with our Spa staff or call us by dialing ’7266’ on your room phone.

During Spa closing hours you can make an appointment with the front desk or by dialing ’0’ on your room phone.

Spa Location

The Spa is located on the first floor of the hotel adjacent to the Manta Ray Boutique.

Specialty TreatmentsMassageStone Baths


Noni Indulgence
* Requires 6 hours notice to properly prepare treatment – This treatment begins with a 30-minute Noni herbal bath followed by a one hour massage using long, strong & deep penetrating strokes which relieves soreness and aching muscles in specific areas of the body using Noni herbal coconut oil. The treatment eases aches of old injuries and tense muscles as well as giving relief from other ailments. Noni is a traditional tropical herb used for a variety of medicinal purposes.
Price: $75.00 Treatment Time: 1 Hour & 30 Minutes

Cucumber Facial Mask & Facial Massage
A very soothing head, shoulders and facial massage, followed by a cucumber facial mask, leaving you feeling refreshed and with a very smooth soft face afterward.
Price: $35.00 Treatment Time: 35 Minutes

Taro Leaf Bliss
This treatment begins with an aromatherapy bath for 30 minutes followed by a cup of herbal tea before you have your one hour of our blissfully relaxing and rejuvenating massage with coconut oil.
Price: $80.00 Treatment Time: 1 Hour & 35 Minutes

Ultimate Taro Leaf Spa Indulgence
This treatment begins with a 30-minute bath, followed by an hour of our traditional massage of strong, deep penetrating strokes with herbal coconut oil that helps relieve soreness, tense and aching muscles. The treatment finishes with a complete nail treatment, both manicure and pedicure.
Price: $95.00 Treatment Time: 2 Hours & 30 Minutes

Manicure $17.50
This treatment includes aroma therapeutic hand soak, nail care and polish.

Pedicure $17.50
This treatment includes aroma therapeutic foot soak, nail care and polish.


Head & Shoulder Massage
This massage helps relieve headaches and tense shoulder muscles. It also brings relief from nervous tension or physical fatigue.
Price: $35.00 Treatment Time: 30 Minutes

Foot Massage
This form of massage is not only very relaxing but also stimulates different senses in your body as well as various organs.
Price: $30.00 Treatment Time: 30 Minutes

Full Body Massage with Coconut Oil
This relaxing massage soothes tense muscles from jet lag and a long day of diving. It also helps improve blood circulation throughout the body providing a sense of release from everyday stresses. The coconut oil used not only adds further relaxation but also is a form of natural body moisturizer.
Price: $55.00 Treatment Time: 1 Hour

Herbal Oil Massages
The herbal leaves and bark in coconut oil used for a full body massage, not only add a natural shine to the skin, but also helps to ease arthritic pains and old physical injuries. The herbs used in the oil are strong natural local cures for such pains and aches.
Price: $60.00 Treatment Time: 1 Hour

Aromatherapy Massage
This is a slow, gentle, rhythmic massage using strokes which help the muscles become very relaxed. The sweet smelling blend of essential oils that we use helps restore the harmony of body and mind. It is also designed to energize, detoxify and a lot more. Aromatherapy is an ancient art, which involves the use of natural plant oils for healing, cleansing, and relaxation.
Price: $70.00 Treatment Time: 1 Hour & 15 Minutes

Heated Stone Massage
The stones used for this particular massage are granite river stones from Switzerland and are considered to be healing stones found only in one particular valley of the country. This massage consists of stones heated and placed along the spine, heart and other parts of your body. This stimulates blood circulation, nourishes the nerve cells and sedates the nervous system. It also promotes lymph drainage and toxin removal and stimulates the organ system. It also relieves tense, tired, aching muscles which leaves you feeling very refreshed and like a totally new person.
Price: $120.00 Treatment Time: 2 Hours


Taro Leaf Spa is proud to say we are the only spa in the country to have this wonderful stone bath, Almeria, hewn form on piece of stone. A soak in this bath will be like one you have never had before, with soothing music, surrounded by tropical plants and exotic relaxing aromas. We have a wide blend of bath salts each containing specific ingredients for various results.

Our baths are designed to not only ease the pains in the body but to also help with various ailments.

Muscle Soak Bath Salt $15.00
The Muscle Soak blend is the perfect treatment for your tired and achy muscles. Made with pure Epsom Salt and eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils the Muscle Soak salts are sure to relieve even the most overworked muscles.

Vitamin Soak Bath Salt $15.00
Helps with congestion, runny noses & achy muscles as the result of the common cold & influenza. Taking a warm bath with some Vitamin Soak Bath Salt added can relieve some of your symptoms and help you get back to feeling like yourself again.

Skin Nourishing Lavender Milk Bath $18.00
Our luxurious Luscious Lavender Milk Bath Soaks are made with pure milk powder along with a collection of other fine ingredients for a skin nourishing and calming soak. Not only very relaxing and leaving you feeling very refreshed, but with Just one bath soak will leave you with amazingly silky soft skin. Each Milk Bath features these essential ingredients to soothe and soften your skin: Milk Powder, Coconut Milk Powder, Honey Powder and Ginseng Root Powder.

Lemon Leaf Bath $15.00
Require 4 hours notice to properly prepare treatment – Soaking in lemon leaves helps with congestion, runny noses, & achy muscles as the result of the common cold & influenza. Taking a warm bath with lemon leaves can relieve some of your symptoms and help you get back to feeling like yourself again.

Herbal Steam $30.00
Requires 4 hours notice to properly prepare treatment – Herbal steaming is a native remedy for a very congested running nose and sinuses. It also helps ease coughing due to common cold. But being a native remedy, it has to be done twice to calm the spirit.


Availability & Reservations

Keenan Woodmansee
Keenan Woodmansee
07:09 04 Jan 20
This is "The" place to stay. Friendly staff and great hotel and restaurant.
Sandie Chung
Sandie Chung
13:30 11 Dec 19
My fourth time to Manta Ray Bay Resort in Yap since 1995. Hotel still very well kept, spacious room, good services and dive centre, very well run. Enjoy my dives very much with crystal clear water, mantas, sharks and even some macros. Wish they have better flight schedules to make it easier for visitors. Love to be back again.read more
Tait Brimacombe
Tait Brimacombe
04:31 18 Oct 19
Stayed at Manta Ray Bay as part of work travel to Yap. Excellent rooms and very friendly and helpful staff who were happy to go out of their way to assist guests and ensure they had a pleasant stay. Would highly recommend and look forward to staying again in the future.read more
John Yosh
John Yosh
11:27 18 Sep 19
My experience at the Manta RayBay Resort was once in a life time. We did not dive because we were in Yap for military purposes but if I had to choose a location in which to dive it would be in Yap and I would stay at the Manta Ray Bay Resort again. Bill and his family are just wonderful and made our experience on Yap such a memorable one. I hope to come back to Yap again and if I am so privileged I would visit with my adopted family and stay at the Manta Ray Bay Resort again.read more
Yann Faure
Yann Faure
11:08 15 Jul 19
All the staff from Manta bay resort will treat you like family and make you feel at home The room was very spacious and decorated with taste The dives were very nice , especially Vertigo obviously ! Do not hesitate , just book your trip to Yap and Manta bay resort will do the rest and there will not be any bad surprise I highly recommend a stay with Bill's Acker great resort !read more
Bruce Tanner
Bruce Tanner
16:13 27 Jun 19
Completed my 7th trip to Yap this past April and it is still one of the best dive destinations and operations around. Have led groups there for those 7 years and had several repeat customers go back with me. Great staff, dive operation and beautiful hotel. And the diving is diverse and just awesome. Many of the staff have become friends and it always a treat to be greeted by name upon arrival and around the hotel. Since diving is the premier attraction the island is a paradise of relaxation and laid back attitude. If you haven't been to this area of the world you should really consider it. Bill Acker, owner and all around good guy, can help you make travel plans for visiting Yap and other great destinations in Micronesia.read more
Jendrik Schroeder
Jendrik Schroeder
15:18 15 Jun 19
It´s an excellent diving and a wonderfull cultural experience to visit Yap. The Manta Ray Bay resort provides you with friendly and skilled staff both in diving and in the hotel department. The underwater world is extremely beautifull and the island culture very interesting to explore! I enjoyed both the diving and the cultural experience to the maximum !!!!!read more
Chris Mars
Chris Mars
18:28 26 Mar 19
This is my home island.. Iam just giving it 5 star review cuz i miss home.. Feels like forever since I Last visitedread more
stacey blake
stacey blake
16:26 20 Mar 19
Beautiful resort and location, small and quaint with very attentive service from wonderful staff who were extremely friendly and helpful, and knew everyone's name (travelled with a group of 20 people) within the first day. Yap Divers staff were amazing, we were even offered hot tea during our surface intervals with some delicious snacks, and they ensured we had the best possible dive experience on each dive. I would return to this gorgeous island and absolutely stay at Manta Bay Resort again, it's well worth the trip!read more
Shaun Suliol
Shaun Suliol
11:48 12 Mar 19
The staff made sure our every needs were met! They were accommodating to my groups weird requests. We felt spoiled. They even remember our names. No where else but in Yap at the Manta Ray!read more
Doreen Korbl
Doreen Korbl
19:09 10 Mar 19
incredible service, special thanks to Ruud the resort manager
Michael Fusco
Michael Fusco
04:49 22 Jan 19
MantaRayBay Resort, is THE dive resort. It is so obvious that this place was designed for divers, BY divers. The concept that all of the guests are part of the resort family seems to be the cornerstone of MRB Resort. The dive service is top notch; the wait staff spot-on, the resort staff super friendly and attentive. The dive sites are great, especially the southern walls, and of course the cleaning stations visited so often by the Manta Rays. I have gone scuba diving all over western Asia and the Caribbean, and MRB Resort is at the top!read more
Deb Roy-Stothart
Deb Roy-Stothart
13:55 06 Dec 18
The highest level of dive service ever experienced! Fabulous dive operation from crew, boats, snacks, hot tea and water, warm towels etc. etc. and of course the Manta Rays!! Thank you for making my 100th dive so memorable. Accommodations 5 star! Food was fabulous! Can't say enough about this beautiful Island and it's people. Loved Yap! Deb & Glenn, London, Ontarioread more
Jan Toman
Jan Toman
22:14 02 Nov 18
Great! GREAT! GREAT! Lovely place, lovely staff, great location for divers!
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
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
Jonathan Gapith
Jonathan Gapith
10:31 19 Sep 18
Best dive resort around, amazingly friendly staff and great food on the mnuw
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
Emily Caquelin
Emily Caquelin
04:10 02 Aug 18
Manta Ray Bay Resort is a great dive resort with extremely hospitable staff.
William Myers
William Myers
21:01 21 Jul 18
Great hotel. Have stayed twice.
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
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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