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Carp Island Resort

#8 of 23 Hotels in Koror
Certificate of Excellence
PO Box 5, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Clara, California
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355 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We spent 7 days at Carp Island resort. The Island has jungle and you can walk to the north and east on the island. To walk around the island takes about an hour. The reason I give this 3 stars is that the restaurant has community tables. Very basic. Buffet style food. No bar, nothing really to buy outside of... More 

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Bozeman, MT
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51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We were welcomed by staff and our divemaster, Saki, when our boat touched land. Everyone was so gracious! The resort itself is rustic but so what. We were there to dive. The cottages that looked out o the beach were very plain and the beds just ok (Japanese-style) but we slept well regardless. We had our own bathroom and a... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place is for people who love to dive and explore. We had the time of our lives here. The rustic beauty and simplicity of it all was refreshing. The entire resort is set up for diving, but when we arrived, there was a couple who kayaked over from Koror and were not diving. Just exploring the land. So they... More 

1 Thank jmcguire76
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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120 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Stayed at Carp on our last night of 8 day kayak trip. The bed was a teeny tiny bit more comfortable than the mat I'd slept on for a week, but that was only because we stacked both of the queen-sized "mattresses" on one platform bed. The mattresses are really just 3 inch foam. Sheets are pill-y and scratchy, pillows... More 

1 Thank Janick2010
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were a group of 7 divers, mixed man and ladies. The most of the crew is realy nice and they do their best. But the diving is very commercial! Forget advanced dives, forget about diving with sharks on Peleliu. Beware Tina the boss - she is smiling but very commercial. You will have hard time to argue about locations... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My boyfriend and I planned to stay 3 nights, but we left after 1 night. Out of the 5 places we stayed in Palau, this was our least favorite. We stayed in a Sunrise cottage. Some pros, but far more cons... Pros: - Carp Island is beautiful and has many nice beaches - The dive shop is great, and our... More 

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45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We spent one week on Carp Island as part of our three-week trip to Palau. We caught the boat to Carp at the dock in Koror where we also purchased our $100.00 dive permit and tour of Jellyfish Lake. Our bags were packed on the boat and we set off for the 45 minute ride across calm seas through the... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I lived in the diver house, not super attractive if you talk about what's in the room (basically, a bed with mattress, an electric fan, no pillow, no blanket). Having said that, i actually liked it because it is a special feeling and that simplicity actually attracts me a lot. Sometimes all we need is really not that much, but... More 

1 Thank AC C
Seoul, South Korea
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119 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

First of all, this resort is all about diving. If you do not plan to dive with them, you should not spend more than a couple of nights on the island, since there are not many possible activities, except for kayaking and a short trekking across the island. The accomodation is basic, but clean and with all the basic requirements.... More 

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Strakonice, Czech Republic
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Stayed in sunrise bungalow. The bungalow was basic but absolutely fitted our needs, beds were comfortable and spacious. The bungalow has no A/C but two fans (one fixed in the ceiling and the second one portable) made the nights acceptable, otherwise it was very hot inside so we kept all windows and doors open...as there are mosquito nets in the... More 

1 Thank Petr K
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