O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn, P.O. Box 68, Yap, 96943; 6500, www.okeefesyap.com. A warm Victorian-style inn on the water; balconies galore. Named for Capt. David Dean O'Keefe, an Irish American explorer who settled in Yap in the 1870s. Doubles begin at $155.
Village View Resort, P.O. Box 1386, Yap, 96943; 2031, www.rizedivingcenter.com. The only lodging option on Yap's northeastern coast is in Wacholab, a 60-person village. Village View offers rustic accommodations that are being renovated. Dive center. Moon RiZE Cafe offers Japanese food (entrees about $6-$14). Double rooms begin at $80.
Manta Ray Bay Hotel, P.O. Box MR, Yap 96943; toll-free (800) 348-3927 or 2300; www.mantaray.com. This marine-themed hotel caters to divers. Mnuw restaurant serves international and local entrees (about $7 to $15). Double rooms begin at $102 per person per night.
Sightseeing tours are available at several local hotels, with half-day tours starting at about $35 per person.
RiZE Diving Center, P.O. Box 1386, Yap; 2031, www.rizedivingcenter.com, runs eco-tours, snorkeling and diving trips. Manta ray season is from February to May, but RiZE operates year-round. Half-day snorkeling trips from $40 per person, including equipment.
TO LEARN MORE:
Yap Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 988, Colonia 96943; 2298, www.visityap.com.
FSM Visitors Board, P.O. Box PS-12, Palikir, Pohnpei, 96941; 320-5133, www.visit-micronesia.com
-- Avital Binshtock