Travel Blogs from Koror
At the moment of writing we have been in Palau almost 1 week. We're staying in a beautiful resort, the Carolines, which is located on top of a hill covered with a thick jungle. Surrounded by beautiful flowers, birds, toads and gecko’s, we enjoy a fantastic view over a bay of Rock islands.
Palau is famous for it’s Rock Islands …
... woke me up. I went otuside on the balcony and it was so foggy you literally couldn't see anything. To get to Palau you have to cross a large reef. It is marked by slim poles sticking up out of the water. The captain could not see the poles in the fog so the ship stopped. After a half hour the fog lightened somewhat so you could see and we started off again. As we made our way into Pilau you could clearly see the reef about ...
... and meant that our tour guide had to go and pay it for them. To say that we were less than impressed by the whole situation is an understatement and I’m sure it’ll be the talk at breakfast tomorrow. Fact of the day: Betel nut (gives a similar effect as Kava I’ve been told) is stuffed with powdered lime, tobacco and mustard leaf, then chewed. It is supposed to make you feel strong and unstoppable; however in return it can cause mouth ulcers and turns your teeth ...
... 3 meters of each other. I was sure which one to look at first!
Our diving done for the day we headed back to Koror via the Arch. The Arch is as the name suggests an arch that sits on top of the water. I think it was formed from the erosion of one of the rock islands and will one day disappear into the sea. Our boat driver was nice enough to drive us home through the actual arch so that we got a chance to see it up close.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCarolines Resort Koror
We stayed at Carolines about a week ago for 10 days. I must say that the view outside our balcony was absolutely stunning. The kind of place where you can hideaway and reconnect back with nature. Really cozy with breathtaking jungle and ocean views. When I say "jungle" I mean jungle I woke up every morning not to my buzzing iphone but to the sounds of the roosters and birds as the sunrises. Sitting outside the patio in itself was a treat for me, fresh air while watching the sunrise/sunset and the exotic birds fly by (photographer's treat) -when it gets dark you'll see a billion stars...
The bungalows itself is basic with a rustic island feel which was a nice change for us (something different from the usual commercialized hotels). The bungalows a well maintained and is kept very clean. Maid service was available daily (fresh towels, coffee, fresh sheets etc.) Breakfast was delivered to our cottage every morning and
served with seasonal fruit. My favourite was the french toast ( I had it I think 4 days in a row =o)! The older lady who prepared the breakfast was a good cook / yummy home cooking ).
As guests at the Carolines we also had access to Palau Pacific Resort's facilities (pool, tennis courts etc.) which was a nice option on days we didn't dive and just wanted to relax. The only
thing that Caroline Resort can improve on is the road up to the bungalows it needed work but it didn't affect the overall experience of our stay.
Above all, we were very impressed with the service that was provided to us. It was definitely one of best we have ever had. All the hotel staff greeted us every morning as we walk on by and was very attentive to our needs. I would highly recommend Carolines to all my family and friends. We can't wait till we get back - absolutely loved it!
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