Set overlooking a private lagoon and white sandy beach, the Palau Pacific Resort is a luxurious base for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Southern Lagoon Rock Islands. In addition to beautifully appointed villas, suites and overwater bungalows, it’s home to fine dining restaurants, a spa and a 5-Star PADI dive an operator that conducts daily boat trips.
Discover why Palau has been described as One of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World” while exploring the fascinating marine life below the jungle-swathed limestone of the Rock Islands. Palau is home to around 1,500 fish species and 500 different kinds of coral, as well as being identified as the world’s first official Shark Sanctuary. A Palau dive vacation also gives you the rare opportunity to be surrounded by nearly two million non-stinging jellyfish in the aptly-named Jellyfish Lake.
All of the tropical-inspired rooms at the Palau Pacific Resort offer either garden or ocean views, together with private balconies and complimentary Wi-Fi. Water Bungalows Overlooking the pristine waters of the resort lagoon, the Water Bungalows feature large living areas with glass floors where you can watch the marine comings and goings below. They’re equipped with a king-size bed and large flatscreen TV, together with ocean-view bathrooms boasting double sinks and a tub. You can soak up the sunset vistas from the privacy of your furnished deck, complete with sun loungers and steps that lead directly into the water.
The luxurious Suites offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and come with either a king-size bed or twin beds. En-suite bathrooms feature double sinks and a tub, while there’s an additional living room with a flatscreen TV.
Ocean Front Room Set overlooking the Pacific Ocean, each of these beautifully appointed rooms features either a king-size bed or twin beds, as well as an en-suite bathroom and private patio.
Ocean View Room With views of the Pacific Ocean, these luxurious rooms feature either a king-size bed or twin beds, together with an en-suite bathroom and private patio.
Garden View Room Nestled in the tropical gardens, each of these rooms features either a king-size bed or twin beds, as well as an en-suite bathroom and private patio.
The Palau Pacific Resort is set on a magnificent white sandy beach overlooking a private lagoon where you can relax on a sun lounger or in a beach cabaña. There’s a freshwater infinity pool offering incredible sunset views, together with a jacuzzi positioned alongside. Never miss a workout in the fully-equipped gym at the Activity Center or enjoy a hit on one of the two championship outdoor tennis courts. The Elilai Spa is the place to head for a rejuvenating massage or body treatment drawing on a range of Palau spa products and beauty traditions. Browse the prints and unique ocean gifts on display at the Captain Wilson Gallery or shop for local handicrafts and jewellery at the Milad Gift Shop. The Palau Pacific Resort is also home to a Pro Shop that’s stocked with a great selection of scuba diving equipment and accessories.
There are three restaurants to select from at the Palau Pacific Resort, including Meduu Ribtal where US prime ribs and fresh local seafood are served. Begin the day with a buffet breakfast in the al fresco dining room at Coconut Terrace, with themed buffet dinners accompanied by live entertainment held here most nights. High tea featuring pastries, sandwiches and freshly brewed coffee or tea is available each afternoon at Coconut Terrace or you can grab an ice cream at the Merekos Ice Hut. The Beach BBQ Restaurant is situated right on the beach and dishes up enticing barbecued meats, seafood and vegetables each evening.
The PADI 5-Star Splash Dive Center is the resident dive operator at the Palau Pacific Resort and offers guided dive boat trips to the Rock Islands each day. Refresher dives are conducted directly off the beach in front of the dive center, with boats docking at the nearby pier. All of their boats are fully equipped with oxygen, first aid kits and marine radios, as well as save-a-dive-kits and tools for conducting minor repairs.
The Splash Dive Center’s guides are made up of Palauan, Japanese and Filipino divemasters and instructors, all of whom have extensive knowledge of Palau’s reefs. Their guiding ratio is 6 divers to one guide and Koror State permits are required for diving around the Rock Islands or at the famous Jellyfish Lake. The Splash Dive Center offers a range of certifications, from Discover Diving and Open Water up to advanced and specialty courses. Tanks, weights and weight belts are provided complimentary and a full-line of rental dive gear is available or you can purchase your own at the Splash Pro Shop, which is an authorized dealer of TUSA and Scubapro products.
Palau experiences a year-round warm climate, with temperatures averaging around 82°F (27°C) and humidity hovering at 82%. Rainfall is heavier between July and October, although these months are usually marked by short showers interspersed with plenty of sunshine.
Water temperatures are around 81-86°F (27-30°C) throughout the year, with most divers comfortable in a 3mm wetsuit. The best diving season is generally considered to be between late-November and early-June when visibility can stretch up to 200 feet (61 meters) on good days.
In addition to dive tours, the Splash Dive Center welcomes snorkelers on their daily reef trips or you can join a Splash Kayak Tour to explore the natural beauty of the islands from the water. Alternatively, opt for a Hobie Cat Wave lesson to sail through the pristine waters in their 13-foot catamaran, with both kayaks and the Hobie Cat available for private rental.
Guests can stretch their legs along the Palau Pacific Resort’s Nature Trail, which offers sightings of kingfishers and Palau fruit doves or admire the thousands of plants on display at the Orchid Nursery. Be sure to watch the daily feeding at the resort fishpond that’s home to a variety of reef fish, stingrays and clams.
There’s a tour desk in the resort lobby where you can arrange a variety of day excursions to discover the natural and historic wonders of Palau or rent a car to explore at your leisure.
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