Honeymooners listen up, Palau is getting a luxury resort
THE Pacific Ocean is home to some of the world’s most stunning islands including the pristine archipelagic nation of Palau.
Palau is made up of around 200 limestone and volcanic islands covered in verdant flora and surrounded by crystal clear ocean.
It’s a firm favorite with divers, honeymooners, nature lovers, and those who want to be a million miles away from bustling cities. It’s also beginning to rival other well-known luxury vacation islands.
In fact, international visitor arrivals to Palau have increased by 50 percent since 2010, but the islands remain mostly uncharted by vacationing crowds.
The enchanting nation is also attracting some established and oh-so luxurious hospitality brands such as Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts’ latest property has just been unveiled in Palau’s tranquil region of Aimeliik on the main island.
“We identified Aimeliik as the perfect place to open up a new frontier in Palau’s tourism industry,” Global International Development Group president Selina Zhong said in a statement.
“Easily accessible from the Koror City and the airport, this is a stunning region with pure shores and lush natural landscapes.”
The new property is set to have 132 hotel guestrooms and over 400 villas with some perched on stilts over the warm, shallow seas.
There will also be a VIP lounge for exclusive members of the prestigious Wyndham Rewards program.
Adults can wind down in a choice of two free-forming pools while sipping on something tasty from the pool bar and youngsters can splash to their hearts’ content in the designated kiddies pool.
When it comes to dinner time, guests will be spoilt for choice by four indoor and alfresco dining options serving up some traditional Palauan dishes alongside much loved Asian favorites.
There are also onsite business and meetings facilities, but if you’re heading here, can we suggest you cancel any work and take full advantage of your stunning surroundings?
“With its tropical climate, rich history, and pristine landscapes, Palau is a compelling proposition for international travelers,” Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim president and managing director Joon Aun Ooi said in a statement.
“Wyndham Palau will break new ground in this beautiful country, becoming the first upscale international resort in the Aimeliik region.
Take some time in Palau to dive into the aquamarine ocean at Blue Corner to discover a dazzling array of fish, from barracudas and blackjacks to Napoleon wrasses and schooling grey reef sharks.
If the ocean doesn’t tickle your fancy, head inland to Jellyfish Lake to swim among harmless and very cute jellyfish.
If you’re up for a trek between chilling, diving, and dining, head to the astoundingly beautiful Ngardmau Waterfall, the tallest in Micronesia.
Plenty of airlines including Korean Air, United Airlines, China Airlines, and Delta Air Lines fly to Palau, so you’re sorted for transportation.
All you need to do is dig out your snorkel, mask, and flippers.