Palau Royal Resort
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... memories for the home bar.
We were able to get on the ATV tour during a break in the rain. We had heard this would be perfect timing to do such an activity and without fail, it was. Feeling no pain, we set off with a group of three ATV's on this tour into the jungle. Car one was a younger guy who drove like an old Asian woman, car two had a good group that hit some of it hard but they were really no match for car #3 driven by Rob and I. ...
... an old man with a prosthesis could come hand deliver photos to each of you before I could upload them. I will try though. It's 6:30AM and we don't leave until 9AM...
But Jellyfish lake was a once in a lifetime experience. I had to get photos off the web to do it justice. It was raining when we went and I just couldn't get the images to convey the experience. But, every few inches there is a jellyfish. I mean hundreds of thousands of them. At first ...
... media travel website like TripAdvisor.com. The tripadvisor comments on Palau plantaion resort were actually not all that negative. However the travellers who had given the feedback seemed to be completely missing a lot of important points around why i personally felt this was an excellent place. Luxury and comfort, in my opinion does not come only from in-animate things like buildings, facilities etc., It definitely includes the human ...
... of painful jellyfish sting stories over the years, it was hard to remember that these bizarre looking blobs offered up only a mild sting that most people can't feel (a result of evolution since these fish have no predators in the lake). I really felt like I was in one of those 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids' movies and I was now swimming around a Petrie dish filled with some unidentified bacterial virus. With their somewhat transparent coverings, jelly texture, and ...
Thought The Second: I mention sheep a lot more than you’d expect in this one.
I am going to write this as quickly as possible because I’m absolutely shattered. After the late night flight thing, I got up bright and early yesterday to snorkel, figuring that would wake me up. Instead, because I was rained off, I instead went and lay on a couch with my eyes closed for a bit (although admittedly, the sensation of having my eyebrow hair ripped ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPalau Royal Resort Koror
I would have given this hotel a 5+ star rating when considering the location and economy of the nation, but instead I am giving it a 4 star review because a 5 start review, to me, is reserved for an 'out of this world' category.
The hotel is beautiful, with its own beach (small but clean and serene), spa (high US prices), an outdoor bar by the beach (where, not surprisingly, no one really used since vacationers are typically Chinese young couples who don't enjoy alcohol as much as we Americans do), a buffet restaurant (I heard that during low season when the hotel more vacant, the menu is à la carte).
There is a beautiful Asian-styled bridge on the premises, a large pond with tropical fish and sea turtles (2), and if you bring your goggles with you to swim at the beach, you will see some baby giant clams (a foot wide) at the bottom of the sand, along with various species of fish and star fish.
The staff is super nice, the locals reminding me of Hawaiian Polynesians in terms of appearance and mannerism. As it is a Nikko Resort, there are a good number of Japanese staff. The room is very clean, modern, and my balcony overlooks the sea turtle and tropical fish. There is also an internet room ($1 per 15 minutes), and a laundry room (detergent is provided for you in your room). When I was there, the laundry room was free. This will change in December 2012, when they will start charging guests for the machines, which is typical. Lots of freebies in the room (slippers, tooth brush sets, and a bag of hair ties for the girls, detergent as previously mentioned, and the usual cotton balls, complimentary water, etc.)
With regards to location, you can walk to dive shops, boat rentals and marinas, two popular bars (Kramers - owned by expat René and wife Jane; the Drop Off Bar & Grill, which has a great view and outstanding fish sticks with what tasted like freshly caught red snapper). Overall, I doubt there's a better place to stay on the island.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.