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

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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.

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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


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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

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
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