Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers named “Resort Number 1 Value” | Business

COLONIA, Yap (Press release) – Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers was voted the # 1 resort in the Pacific / Indian Ocean region in the value for money category in Scuba Diving magazine’s annual readership survey on top destinations, dive centers, operators diving and cruise ships. .

To give “a better idea of ​​consistent winners regardless of recent travel restrictions,” the 29-year-old publication has averaged scores from the 2020, 2021 and 2022 polls to arrive at the current results to inspire divers to “get back in.” water and visit a new place.

Located on Yap Island in the Western Pacific Ocean, the small family-friendly luxury resort was also named in the top ten in eight additional categories, including top dive operators, quality of dive shop facilities, the quality of the dive staff, the attention paid to Safety in diving operations, best resorts, quality of the resort, quality of rooms and quality of the restaurant.

“Throughout our 35-year history we have received numerous awards, but this year’s recognition is a welcome boost,” said resort owner Bill Acker. “The results of this year combining three consecutive years of investigation show that with our staff, my family and I succeed in providing our customers with the experience, service and value that they expect and seek,” added Bill .

“We were one of the first islands to close the borders and maybe the last to reopen, but we will come back stronger and better than before,” said Patricia Acker, wife and co-founder of Bill.

Operating since 1986 and serving only 1,000 divers per year, Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers is the only dive resort in Micronesia offering its guests crowd-free dive sites, VIP service, spa treatments, award-winning micro-brazed beer and a unique dining experience aboard their 120-year-old schooner, the S / V Mnuw.

Visit Scuba Diving Magazine or #scubadivingmagazine for details on this year’s Best of Readers Choice Awards. For more information on Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers, visit or #mantaraybay

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