The Pathways Hotel was carefully designed and built with the environment, culture, and comforts in mind. Cottages interconnected by wooden walkways and swing bridges makes the Pathways a unique and different experience. Divers, Honeymooners, adventure travellers, and regular visitors to Yap enjoy our different and unique atmosphere. The hotel has on premises JM’s restaurant, a full service restaraurant catering to guest needs, with menu emphasizing local Yapese cuisines. If you want gifts to take home, stop by our gift shop where alot of our local artists feature their products, if you don’t see anything you like, you can place an order directly with our carvers, weavers, and local artists to create for you your own unique gift.
The Pathways Hotel is a Yapese Family owned and operated eco - resort dedicated to offering high adventure and low impact experiences for all visitors to Yap. Our service are commended by our guests, and our innovative design and friendly knowledgable staff makes Pathways one of the Best Hotels in Micronesia.
We are located in the central town of Colonia, with every major business establishment within walking distance. We also have free transfers available to and from dive shops.
We have built these cottages combining traditional architecture and modern comforts in mind. Attention to detail and careful planning and design was the foundation of creating these intimate cottages. The eight thatched cottages are scattered among the lush foliage, connected by wooden walkways. There are five lower level cottages, and three upper level cottages. Each cottage commands a view of the lagoon below, and most guests enjoy relaxing on their private verandah, cooled by the steady breeze. Each cottage is furnished with a king size bed, which can be converted into two twin beds. The private bath, air conditioning, ceiling fans, refrigerator, and writing desk create a cozy and intimate atmosphere. Of course there is hot water, and 24 hr. running water, even during the dry season. Fresh drinking water is provided daily to your cottage. The cottages are all non- smoking cottages, the walkways, your verandah, and the front lobby are allowed smoking areas. There are no phones or TV in the cottages. The roosters gives you your wake up calls in the morning, and the many variety of birds and chameleon geckos provide the entertainment through out the day.
You can easily relax on your front verandah, read a book and catch the trade winds, a word of caution, sometimes the birds fly inches from your verandah and may accidentally knock on your chair if you have fallen asleep.
Dining & Entertainment
JM’s Restaurant is a full service restaurant and catering services. We specialize in Yapese, International, and Asian dishes. We also cater, so if you want a small picnic on the beach somewhere let us know and we can arrange it for you. If you want a special something for a special occasion, we can do that too. We are flexible to accommodate your requests so let us know and we can sit down and plan it for you. We also provide cottage service for you to have meals in your cottage. Meals on the menu includes, mangrove crabs, shrimps, lobsters, local foods, and many other variety of international and Yapese dishes.
The beer is always ice-cold, and the bar is fully stocked, and tropical island drinks are the specialty. If you are in the mood, order our famous "Pathways Passion", a tropical drink with a blend of island fruits, rum, and a passion that only the Pathways can offer. Our chef Jhun, is one of the best on island. Trained in the Philippines in the top cooking schools as well as bakery and F&B management. Has experience working in Asian, Oriental and Yapese restaurants, and now with us developing and creating new and innovative dishes for the Pathways JM’s Restaurant. Our chef will be glad to take advance orders on all local menu to insure that the supplies are available or are in season.
On behalf of everyone here at the Pathways Hotel, we would like to thank you very much for your interest and we hope to get to see you in Yap and show you our island, our people, and our ocean. We are from Yap, We own and operate our hotel, and we hope you will join us and enjoy the many wonders that Yap has to offer.
We can arrange a variety of activities and tours, including Cultural Tours, Site Seeing (half and full day), Mangrove Kayaking, Star Gazing, Coastal boat rides, Hiking/Bird watching, Biking, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Sport Fishing, Canoe Sailing, ... and more ! Contact us for full details and rates for these activities.