PALAU PACIFIC RESORT & SPLASH (OR FISH & FINS)
The luxurious Palau Pacific Resort, one of the finest hotels in the Pacific region, is surrounded by the crystal blue water of the Pacific Ocean. Set in 64 acres of verdant tropical gardens that are often filled with brilliant tropical flowers, the hotel has its own private white sandy beach. Huge hammocks hanging in the gardens invite you to laze away the day. The freshwater swimming pool and outdoor heated Jacuzzi are just a few strides from the impressive hotel lobby. The tennis courts are equipped for night play, there is a fully equipped fitness centre and there are also two outdoor heated whirlpool jacuzzis. In the elegant Meduu Ribtal dining room at the water’s edge one can try Palauan delicacies or European cuisine. Enjoy casual al fresco dining and the best seafood in the region at the Coconut Terrace or sip a cocktail in the evening breeze at the Mesekui beach bar. Each of the 160 guest rooms and suites has air-conditioning, refrigerator and mini-bar as well as its own private veranda. 60 Garden View rooms have one queen or twin beds and overlook the gardens or the large salt water fishpond. 68 Ocean View rooms offer the same facilities but have views over the Pacific Ocean. 24 Ocean Front rooms are all located on the second storey so enjoy marginally better sea views. Luxury Junior Suites and Luxury Suites are wonderfully situated just behind the beautiful beach.
Splash dive centre is a PADI five star centre and retail dive shop. It caters almost exclusively for clients of the Palau Pacific Resort and is situated by the foot of the pier at the resort. They offer boat and shore diving, and have two large dive boats complete with photo tables, freshwater showers and dive platforms. Photo offers a full service underwater photo and video centre, including instruction and rentals. There is a 2-tank dive trip every day. Additional day boat dives and night boat dives can be arranged locally for an additional charge. Shore diving is available day or night for a modest charge, payable locally.
Note: If you prefer to have your dive arrangements made through Fish ‘n Fins, Palau’s top dive centre, we can arrange this for you. They will collect you from the resort and take you back again after your diving day is over. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a more specialized dive operator, especially underwater photographers.
The most established dive centre on the island, Fish ‘n Fins is famous for its wonderful service to divers. Situated a 5-minutes walk from the centre of town, Fish ‘n Fins prides itself on taking clients to some of the most exciting dive sites in Palau including many wreck sites. Fish ‘n Fins is one of the few locally owned and operated dive shops in Palau. There is the Barracuda bar and cafe at the dive centre, so one can take breakfast or other meals there, or socialize into the evening. The daily two-tank dive leaves the dock at about 0830 returning in the afternoon. A third dive of the day and night dives are available locally. Boats are equipped with marine radio and have shaded areas for protection against the sun. Drinks and snacks are provided on the boat. Most boats have a capacity of 6 or 8 divers to ensure that small groups of divers are grouped for similar skills an interests wherever possible. Nitrox and 15 litre tanks are available.
Price from $1581 for 7 nights. Includes: 7 nights room-only accommodation on a twin/share basis in a Garden View Room at the Palau Pacific Resort; 5 days of diving (2 boat dives per day, lunch on board, dive guide). A Koror State Diving Permit fee of $100 (subject to change, valid for 10 days) is payable locally to the dive centre. If you dive at Peleliu, a Peleliu State Diving Permit fee of $30 (subject to change) is also payable. Airport transfers: $25 return. Reduction for non-divers. Single Occupancy Supplement: from about $931 for 7 nights.
Note: Packages are available for most other Palau hotels also.