I stayed at Okeefes Waterfront Inn last week with 3 other guys on a dive trip to Yap. We are all diving instructors or divemasters, and wanted to enjoy the pristine waters of this remote island state in the FSM.
This is the second time we stayed at Okeefes. The best reference for this is the fact we wanted to go back. Sure we wanted the diving, and that was our driver to return. But we could have stayed at several other locations instead of Okeefes. We never considered doing so for a moment.
Okeefes is a small inn on the water front in the harbor of Colonia, Yap. It is right next door from the Manta Ray Resort. Consequently, it is good to compare the two. First, the rooms at Okeefes are compact but elegantly maintained, and very tradiional and quaint. In a word, the rooms have "character". Second, each room at Okeefes is on the waterfront as the name suggests. Each has its own balcony with an unobstructed view of the harbor and the sunrises on Yap. We enjoyed wine and cocktails nightly from our balcony, and walked across the street to what we considered the best restaurant in Coloinia for the price, called the Oasis. What could be more convenient? The convenience was as thought the Inn had its own restaurant.
The food was better than and less than that offered at the Manta Ray Resort, so many of the Manta Ray's guests were found at the Oasis in the evenings for dinner.
The staff and management of the Inn are first rate, and very helpful. They were always polite and respectful for the privacy of the guests.
We wanted a rental car on our last day in Yap, so all we had to do was ask at the front desk, and the staff took care of it.
As stated above the trip was for scuba diving. Okkeefes management assisted me in the organization of our dive package and coordinated with our operator which was not the Manta Ray Resort operator. We ended up with better pricing as a result, and also we dived our own schedule and locations.
I plan to return to Yap in the future for the diving and I will once again stay at Okeefes. Why consider anywhere else?
- Also Known As:
- O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn Yap, South Pacific