Welcome to Traders’ Ridge Resort, located on the Island of Yap. Here, on an unspoiled Micronesian island, you can enjoy world-class scuba diving and a host of environmentally friendly activities. The Resort name was derived from the beautiful ridge top location while the architectural design reflects the style favored by the trader clipper ship captains of the 19th century.
The Hotel and Restaurant overlook a spectacular view of Chammorro Bay with the open ocean beyond, and the Poolside Café offers a casual command post perch in the old officer's quarters. Please join us in both locations for your favorite libation and a taste of world-class international cuisine and local Yapese delicacies.
This intimate retreat of 20 rooms and 2 Grand Suites is styled in unique 1880's Victorian architecture offering all the amenities of a 5 Star Hotel. Our staff is trained to see to your every need and attention to detail is our trademark. From the moment you enter our spacious lobby, the warm and friendly atmosphere of Traders´ Ridge makes you feel the resort is your home.
The entire facility was re-birthed to bring visitors closer to the Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia, founded by the Robert Gumbiner Foundation, a non-profit organization. A dance platform and natural amphitheater in this village provide a perfect setting to promote and continue the Yapese traditional dance ceremonies, which remain ingrained in modern Yapese culture. This ethnic arts village also provides a venue for the revival of traditional Micronesian art that had all but disappeared. The Foundation searched private collections and museums throughout the globe to find examples of these relics, then educated local carvers, weavers and handicraft artists who now use this location to reproduce these indigenous items. Our Gift Shop is one of the few places in the world you can purchase these authentic handmade custom products.
Each room has its own personal room steward to see to your every need and attention to detail is our trademark. From the moment you enter our spacious lobby, the warm and friendly atmosphere of Traders‘ Ridge makes you feel the resort is your home.
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling fan
- Mini bar
- IDD telephone
- French doors
- Wet bar
- Dressing area
- Swimming pool
- Water Aerobics classes
- The Conservatory Restaurant.
Nearby attractions and activities:
Diving on Yap. Yap is consistently rated as one of the world’s best dive locations. In addition to the schools of giant manta rays, Yap offers divers miles of pristine reefs rigs with many species of marine life and coral. Dramatic walls, drop-offs and caverns create an enthralling underwater landscape. Divers staying at Traders’ Ridge are picked up at the resort's dock and transported directly to the many spectacular dive sites that surround the island.
Snorkeling. Enjoy Yap's spectacular reefs and marine life on a full or half day snorkeling excursion. Inside Yap’s large fringing reef the calm clear waters are dotted with coral heads and white sand bottoms hosting a prolific population of reef fish, rays, turtles and pristine corals. You can float above the Mantas or glide along the inside of the reef.
Hiking & Biking. On of the best ways to experience Yap is to hike through Yap’s tropical splendor along some of ancient Stone Paths on a full or half day guided tour. Here you will see the lush flora, fauna and birds that inhabit our unspoiled tropical paradise. This is a must for those who really want to appreciate the beauty of our little island.
Sailing. Take a ride back into history on a traditional outrigger canoe. The building of these traditional canoes has almost died out and few are left to tell the story of great voyages across the Pacific. Traders´ Ridge has one of the few available in Micronesia for visitors to first hand experience the thrill of sailing one of these great canoes.
Kayaking. Explore Yap’s ancient mangroves in channels where only a kayak can go. Experience the Mangroves ecosystem viewing wild birds endemic to Yap along with rich flora, fauna, fruit bats and marine life. For the more adventurous sea kayaks are available to take you around the island, inside the fringing reef, stopping on white sand beaches where lunch and refreshments are served by Traders´ Ridge experienced guides.
Cultural Tours. The reason Yap is known as the most traditional of the Micronesian Islands is that the people have preserved and adapted their rich complex culture to harmony with life in the 21st century. To experience this first hand be sure and take a full or half day Cultural Tour. Here you will walk down ancient Stone Paths to a peaceful village and Stone Money Bank. You will visit a traditional Men’s House lined with Stone Money, which is still used today for village meetings.
Fishing. Enjoy Yap's spectacular fishing. You will find a variety of tuna, Wahoo and Mahi Mahi, and many other blue water creatures abound. Half day and full day charters are available.
No penalty will be charged if written cancellation is received 15 days prior to arrival. For groups of 10 or more a 30 day no penalty cancellation fee applies. A cancellation fee equal to one night room charge will be assessed for cancellations received less than 14 days prior to arrival. A cancellation fee equal to two nights toom chrge will be assessed for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to arrival.
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.
* Double, 1 Diver: $884.00 p/p
* Double, 2 Divers: $1,100.00 p/p
- Veranda Ridge Room:
* Double, 1 Diver: $915.00 p/p
* Double, 2 Divers: $1,131.00 p/p
- Veranda Ocean Room:
* Double, 1 Diver: $992.00 p/p
* Double, 2 Divers: $1,208.00 p/p
- Grand Suite:
* Double, 1 Diver: $1,380.00 p/p
* Double, 2 Divers: $1,596.00 p/p.
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2003
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Welcome to M11648, located on the Island of Yap. Here, on an unspoiled Micronesian island, you can enjoy world-class scuba diving and a host of environmentally friendly activities. The Resort name was derived from the beautiful ridge top location while the architectural design reflects the style favored by the trader...
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