TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION GUIDE
PALAU PACIFIC RESORT
Palau Pacific Resort sits on its own white sandy private beach and is located just ten minutes from the capital of Koror and 25 minutes from the international airport.
Set in 64 acres of lush tropical vegetation, Palau Pacific Resort has 160 deluxe guest rooms, including eight suites. This lavish resort is aesthetically divided into 14 adjacent, two storey tree top clusters. Each room is air-conditioned and has all the modern amenities you would expect of an international resort.
Palau Pacific Resort is a Mecca for recreation and relaxation. The resort offers excellent snorkelling right off its private beach with an array of colourful tropical fish, corals and giant clams! And other than 1,000 feet of beach, there is a freshwater swimming pool, beach volleyball, sailing, and other water activities, as well as two lighted tennis courts, and a nature trail. There is also an Activity Centre with modern exercise equipment and two outdoor Jacuzzi tubs. Be as active or as relaxed as you choose.
The Coconut Terrace serves buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch and theme buffet dinners with various live entertainment every night. For air-conditioned comfort during mealtimes, guests may enjoy cocktails at the Akoi Koi Bar and Lounge before taking their places in the Meduu Rebtal Restaurant that features a creative Euro-Asian cuisine supplemented by island specialties. Naturally the resort also has an idyllic poolside bar, the Mesekiu Waterhole, set close to the beach. A great way to watch the sunset together!
Located at the Palau Pacific Resort, Splash is a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre offering world-class diver-friendly services and facilities combined with strict safety standards.
Splash has a modern dive shop and training centre and a 42 jet drive custom made dive boat. The facility incorporates freshwater rinse tanks, showers, dive gear storage and a Bauer compressor. In addition, diving equipment and accessories such as B.C.D., regulator, westnut, fins, masks, and snorkels are available for rent at reasonable prices.
For the photo enthusiast, Splash is augmented by Photo Palau, a professional underwater photo and video centre. Various services include underwater video and cameras for rent, E-6 film processing, personalised video and photo guided dives. Other photo and video camera accessories and logo souvenir items are available for sale.
AQUA DELIGHTS DAY AND NIGHT
Palau offers an unforgettable dive experience. You will visit marine life areas where there are turtles, giant clams, manta rays, barracudas and sharks, as well as 1,500 different types of fish and 400 varieties of coral. Water temperature remains a comfortable 27 degrees C (82 degrees F) year around.
A popular addition to Splashs offerings is a daily-guided tour by sea kayak. These low impact tours allow intimate access to Palaus natural treasures as you glide through the Rock Islands on a sit-on-the-top kayak.
You will paddle through crystal clear water over shallow reefs and through mangroves where you will observe native wildlife, birds, and sea life, including some rare species. Highlights include ancient caves, airplane and shipwrecks, tranquil marine lakes, volcanic island formations, and ruins from the WW2 Japanese occupation.
Splash makes it easy to explore the Rock Islands and discover the best of Palaus hidden treasure above and below the water.
WEST PLAZA HOTEL BY THE SEA
Whether you require a downtown location with kitchen facilities or a resort style setting with private balcony overlooking the ocean, West Plaza Hotel provides comfortable and affordable rooms for visitors to Koror. West Plaza Hotel By The Sea has an absolute water frontage offering spectacular views over the placid lagoon and nearby islands, and yet is only a kilometre from the central business district and main shopping centre of downtown Koror.
All 35t guest rooms are fully air-conditioned, comfortably furnished, and feature cable TV, refrigerator, IDD telephone, mini bar and beautiful ocean views. Guests can enjoy superb dining at the Hotels stylish Sea Horse Restaurant that has a wonderful reputation for tantalizing international, Chinese, Japanese and island cuisine. The coffee shop is very popular for snacks and slight beverages, while the bar is the perfect place to meet for an afternoon cocktail or dinner aperitif. There is a gift shop, fax, laundry service, and complimentary airport shuttle. For anything from car rental to information on the best places for sightseeing, you will find the concierge staff friendly, courteous, and eager to be of service.
CHOICE OF LOCATIONS
West Plaza Coral Reef sits on a tranquil lagoon and features 14 spacious rooms with private balconies where guests can greet magnificent sunsets and inspirational moonrises. All rooms are air-conditioned and offer two double beds, private bathrooms with separate tubs and shower, telephone, cable TV, mini bar and laundry service.
The new West Plaza Malakal, opened in February 1998, offers 27 rooms just minutes from downtown Koror and within easy walking distances of dive centres.
Two other properties are located downtown. West Plaza Desekel offers 30 rooms next to the banking and educational areas and West Plaza Downtown, in the centre of Koror, has 22 rooms just minutes away from restaurants and shops.
All five West Plaza properties are convenient to major places of interest and your hotel will provide assistance with a rental car and a tour reservation. You are within walking distance from shopping areas of all descriptions from markets to Department stores, and you can drop your camera film at the front desk in the morning or same day developing. In addition, a variety of specific rim cuisines, ranging from Asian flavours to local fresh seafood, along with US traditions like hamburgers and pizza are just minutes away.
West Plaza Hotels provide truly affordable and comfortable destinations for both holiday makers and business people visiting the cosmopolitan capital of Palau.
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