Palau Royal Resort
Island At A Glance
On the east coast of Malakal island in Koror State, the Palau Royal Resort offers four star accommodation for divers wanting to relax in luxurious surroundings
Palau Royal Resort is a 25 minute drive from Palau International Airport and just a few minutes from the centre of Koror, the capital of Palau. The 157 luxurious and air conditioned guest rooms and suites have a balcony with a view of the ocean. The hotel has a beautiful private white sandy beach from which guests can enjoy kayaking and snorkelling. There are also swimming pools, tennis court, gymnasium, a snooker room and a Mandara Spa. Accommodation is in good size rooms which are well equipped with large beds and ensuite bathrooms.
Restaurants & Bars
The Waves is the main restaurant at the Palau Royal Resort, serving a wide choice of oriental and western cuisine, all cooked to a very high standard. There are two bars, the Coral Bar, with access to Waves Restaurant, with its stylish theme, is open from 5.00 pm until midnight, serving cocktails, wines and spirits as well as light snacks and nibbles. In the Breeze bar, on the deck and overlooking the ocean, dress is informal and guests can enjoy an a la carte meals next to the pool.
Palau Royal Resort has a wide range of activities. A beautiful white sandy beach fringes a blue lagoon for snorkelling, swimming and kayaking. The hard tennis court is available for guests at no charge and the small gym is well equipped.
Diving is arranged through the well-established Fish`n Fins dive centre who offer a friendly and very well organized service. They have five boats, all with cushion seating, protective overhead covering and dry storage compartments. Usually the boats operate an itinerary of two dives with a departure around 8.30 am returning from 3.30 to 5.30 pm. In between the two dives, you can explore the Rock Islands or snorkel and, after your second dive, enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach. There is also the opportunity to snorkel on an intact and shallow Zero plane and to hunt for the giant Tridacna clams. Fish `n Fins is a PADI Five Star Gold Palm IDC Centre, offering all PADI courses and specialties. They are also a TDI Nitrox facility and offer free Nitrox 32 to all qualified divers and support CCR rebreather diving. The centre has a comprehensively stocked dive shop and a photographic shop with a professional photographer available for digital editing, camera repair and the production of custom videos. This is a really great set-up with superb facilities and everything that the diver could want.
The most common routing to Palau is via Manila. If you are travelling through or from the UK we can arrange flights to Manila on either award winning Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore or Malaysian Airlines - we are very pleased to be able to offer our clients 30kgs luggage allowance for dive equipment with each of these carriers. From Manila your onward flight to Palau will be on United Airlines,which operate a direct non-stop service two times per week. On arrival into Palau you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, just a 30 minute or so drive from the airport. Palau is only a 2.5hr flight from Guam, one of the main hubs for United Airlines flights operating throughout Micronesia. It is therefore very easy to combine your stay in Palau with either a stay at Truk Lagoon or Yap and combination holidays come highly recommended. We are very experienced in putting together combination itineraries to Micronesia, and we have first-hand knowledge of each of these destinations, so please give us a call to find out more and to get a personalised itinerary and quote to suit your requirements.
Depart London Heathrow late afternoon for your overnight flight to Manila via Singapore
Arrive Manila in the evening and transfer to your hotel for 1 night
Depart Manila in the evening for your flight to Palau, arriving in the early hours and transfer to your hotel for 9 nights
Begin 8 days of superb diving on the wonderful reefs of Palau
Day free to enjoy an excursion in Palau or to simply relax by the pool
Free time to relax before transferring to the airport for your evening flight to Manila. Arrive Manila and transfer to your hotel for 1 night
Depart Manila in the morning for your flight home via Singapore, arriving the UK in the evening
2nts Manila + 10nts Palau Royal Resort with 8 days diving 3 dives per day from £2634 per person plus £545 per person taxes
Price includes return international flights in economy class on Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow to Manila.
In Manila it includes a total of 2nts accommodation at the Manila Remington Hotel (1nt either side of Palau) with breakfast on a twin/double share basis and free shuttle bus transfer from airport.
Price also includes return United Airlines flights from Manila to Palau in economy class.
In Palau it includes return transfers from airport and 10nts accommodation at the Palau Royal Resort in a Superior Room on a twin/double share basis with breakfast and 8 days diving 3 guided boat dives per day with use of tanks and weights on air, FREE Nitrox 32% for certified divers, and lunch on dive days.
Excluded: Palau Dive Permit currently US $35 per person payable locally