Adventure Awaits You
Palau is one of the most extraordinary diving spots on this planet. Far to the southwest of Micronesia, Palau consists of an archipelago of 343 islands. Its teeming, untouched reefs offer a wealth of marine life, coral formations and wrecks. Dives begin in knee deep water and plunge straight down to depths of 1000 feet and more. Blue holes, huge caverns and an immense variety of rare and exotic marine species are easily accessible in the pristine water with visibility exceeding 200 feet. Palau’s famed “Rock Islands” are a collection of rounded, densely forested isles which seem to float above the surface of the water. A boat trip through them will reveal a number of magnificent secluded white sand beaches, perfect for a private picnic or adventurous overnight stay.
Palau Pacific Resort
Nestled amongst 64 acres of lush tropical gardens, this luxury international resort hotel is surrounded by the pristine and crystal blue waters of the western Pacific. It combines the true spirit and culture of the islands with a tranquil ambiance and beauty and is considered a first-rate resort destination for both scuba-divers and non-divers alike.
Sea Passion Hotel
Sea Passion Hotel opened it’s doors in 2009 featuring a combination of 68 suites, ocean view rooms and mountain view rooms with spectacular views. The hotel is located just outside downtown Koror and is easy walking distance to many great restaurants and dive facilities. The Sea Passion Hotel features its own swimming pool, beach, beach bar, a couple of restaurants, Spa and watersports center with jet-ski’s and kayaks. Sea Passion offers the best value for money in Palau.
Situated on a quiet hillside overlooking Koror and its bays, Cliffside Hotel is the best kept secret on Palau. Conveniently located, it is only 5 minutes away from downtown Koror and all dive shops.
Known as the small resort on top of the hill, Carolines offers 7 private bungalows situated on a secluded hilltop overlooking the Philippine Sea. At the end of the day a breathtaking sunset awaits you on your balcony overlooking Palau’s magnificent Rock Islands.
Storyboard Beach Resort
Consists of six bungalows situated by the beach on beautiful Peleliu Island. The cottage concept is of traditional architectural taste with modern conveniences. Palau dive sites are very close to Peleliu, so no long boat rides. Peleliu Island was the location of some of the fiercest fighting during WWII and has many historic sites.
Weave through enchanting coral gardens where clown triggers and dart fish swim among coral fans and rope sponges. Follow Sam’s guides through descending tunnels filled with black and white corals and come out to drift effortlessly along coral-covered sheer walls disappearing into the abyss. Explore WWII wrecks where yellowtails hover around masts or where batfish follow you along the decks. Sam’s Tours can also arrange land tours, kayaking, sport fishing and more.
South Pacific Island Travel also recommends Palau Dive Adventures, Fish ‘N Fins, Neco Marine and West Plaza Hotels.
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