Fun things to do in State of Yap

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    Micro Brewery Tour

    by kenmerk Written Apr 19, 2013

    Well, maybe not exactly a tour, more like a stop off, as I think there is only one micro brewery Yap, which conveniently enough is located at the Manta Ray Bay resort, home of the world famous "Stone Money Brewery, established 1999"

    And a great place to enjoy the beers is up on the deck of the boat parked out back of the resort, nice place for some brews and a beautiful sunset view....

    Brewery Logo Beers with a view.... Having a couple with the DM and boat capt... Beer vats out back...
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    Friendly (and top less) Welcome Wagon...

    by kenmerk Written Apr 19, 2013

    Traditionally, Yapese women go around topless, and if you spend a bit of time on the island you will see ladies walking around attired (or maybe un-attired) like this. You're probably much more likely to see this in the villages than in Kolonia... Anyway, that is their culture here, so don't gawk or take inappropriate pictures, just appreciate the fact that some parts of the native culture here remain intact. (much more so that the other island groups in Micronesia.....

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    Manta Manta Manta

    by kenmerk Written Apr 18, 2013

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    No doubt about it, the star attraction in Yap is there year round Manta population. At the Manta Ray Bay Hotel, they even have a roster call where they have named most of the Mantas that call the waters around Yap home....

    Its is nice easy dive out in Miil Channel to see them as well, maybe 7-8 meters deep just off of some staghead coral stands, just sit back and soon they will be swooping over your head in numbers....

    A list of who's who amongst the local populace....
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    Sunset Mating Dance

    by kenmerk Written Apr 18, 2013

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    "C'mon bay turn the lights down low....."' if you want a fun dive in Yap besides the obvious mANta-MAnta_MANta diving, there is not much better than the dusk dives to watch the Mandarin Fish in their mating ritual.... Just as the sun as setting, these small and incredibly beautiful fish will hover in the stag head coral and slowly pop up for an encounter shoud the find a suitable mate... (I have some great R rated video clips of this whole procession.... but I'll save that for another day.....

    Looking for love... Nice couple..
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    Head to the Bank

    by kenmerk Written Apr 18, 2013

    There is nothing more iconic on Yap than their unique stone money. (its even on their State license plates....) Most every village on the main island has their own stone money back. Be sure to take a break from diving and find time to walk around the island and see this unique part of Yapese culture....

    Yapese Stone Money Bank Large Denomination Currency I guess... Even on the car license plates....
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    Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia

    by Ekahau Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia, located on the grounds of the Trader’s ridge resort is really something special it is a not for profit organization that is focused on preserving local culture dance, music and art. You will see the Yapese making tradition art and see the beautiful dances. You the Vter will be part of an ancient tradition that has been performed in the same manner for what anthropologist think is thousands of years. There are four types of dance you will see have really exotic color and music. Each is a story with expressions of beauty and strength. *

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  • Large Coins

    by Avenge Updated Mar 30, 2004

    One must see activity are the large coins on Yap. Stones still have value and the owners change, but I understand the coins stay where they are as no one wants to lug around a 2 ton stone.

    The stones come in varying sizes. I'm not sure how value is determined, but it's not by size. They were carved from stones not available on the island of Yap and had to be transported from another island quite a distance away.

    They really are fascinating to see when you get up close to them and see them all lined up in a row.

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State of Yap Hotels

  • Manta Ray Bay Hotel

    P.O. Box MR, FSM, Colonia, Yap, 96943, Federated States of Micronesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Traders' Ridge Resort

    Colonia, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • The Pathways Hotel

    718 Pathways Blvd. Box 718, Colonia, Micronesia,

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

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