Located in the Pacific Ocean, as a part of the Caroline Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, is the amazing and beautiful Yap Island. On an area of almost 387 square miles, this gem in the Pacific offers joy and entertainment for the pickiest ones.
For those that love the game of tennis, there are three fabulous resorts that will give you the joy and comfort you have at home while playing the game. Of course, tennis is not the only entertainment there, but you’ll enjoy it among the other things. Yap Island is famous for its beaches and amazing sunsets. Don’t forget to swim and dive while you’re there.
Yap Sunset Resort and Spa
Yap Sunset and Resort and Spa is a place where you’ll find everything you need for a great vacation. The place is offering outdoor and indoor pool, spa facilities and two beautiful tennis courts right next to the beach. You can play tennis and enjoy the sounds of the sea at the same time.
The surface is clay which is maintained daily and you’ll feel like you’re a part of the Roland Garros. If you like nighttime play, the courts are lighted by 4 big reflectors and the hotel allows playing at any time of the day and night.
If you’re traveling solo, a full-time tennis coach is available for a small fee that can also be your sparring partner. Complete tennis equipment is also available on site. If you don’t have a racket, shoes or tennis balls you’ll be provided with everything.
The main attraction of Hotel Golf is the huge golf terrain which attracts golf players from all the round the world. Of course, golf players also love playing tennis so additional 4 tennis courts are available on site.
Inside the hotel, right next to the lobby is a sports shop. There you can find everything for golf, water sports and of course, tennis. Wilson, Babolat, Dunlop and Head rackets are sold in the place, but also all other tennis equipment that you might need. Tennis shoes, tennis balls, sweaters, socks etc.
The court surface is hard and made with some beautiful purple and green combination that looks very professional and fun.
Panorama Pacific Hotel
Located in the forest and on a small hill there’s the Panorama Pacific Hotel. It is a place that offers a combination of both forest and seaside vacation. In it you’ll feel like you’re visiting a mountain resort, only the temperatures will always be around the 80’s.
Surrounded by trees, there are two tennis courts made of clay. From the hill where the courts are located, you can see the sea and enjoy some outstanding sunsets. Considering the sun is always shining brightly here and the temperatures are high, you’ll feel much relaxed knowing that you play in the shade.
if you haven’t come prepared, the hotel cooperates with the nearby Golf Hotel where you can buy everything from their store. Just tell the person at the lobby what you need and they’ll provide it for you in no time. Also, don’t forget to book for the court with time as it might be already reserved for the time you like it. Some hours are more wanted than others because of the sun getting behind the trees and making a great place to play.
How to Choose The Best Resort For You
All three resorts offer some amazing tennis courts and tennis equipment. If you don’t like borrowing equipment that someone else might have used it before you, choose the Golf or the Panorama Pacific hotels where stuff can be bought on site.
For people that don’t like clay and getting messy, the Golf Hotel offers hard surface terrains where the play is more comfortable. Also, this place offers more courts and you can be sure that there will be a free court at all times. If you like to feel like a pro, then the best option is the Yap Sunset Resort where after the game you can enjoy some professional massage, hot tubs and other.
We can’t say that one is the best. They’re all good but some are better than others based on your preferences and needs. You can be sure one thing, whichever you choose, you won’t make a mistake.