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Carp Island Resort

PO Box 5, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
Carp Island Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Montana
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56 helpful votes 56 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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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 

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Seoul, South Korea
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168 helpful votes 168 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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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 

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Seoul, South Korea
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you are hoping for pristine beaches and beautiful island settings for your stay in Palau then Carp Island may be your best bet. It is hard to find beach resorts in Palau because the geography of the islands is such that beaches are scarce however Carp Island is the one resort that offers the kind of relaxed environment that... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Why I Love Carp island Resort/Palau Dive Center by Kolea Schonwalter Remember your grade school composition assignment? The title of this review expresses the child-like joy I felt during my weekend at Carp Island Resort, Palau. Located on a Rock Island shaped like a sea star, the soft cushiony grass by the seaside cottages make even slippers unnecessary. The ease... More 

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Hanau
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in seaview bungalow. Very basic with hard beds and only one small fan. We slept with open doors all night, as it was so hot. Bring your own mosquito nets! Our neighbours did not have any and could not sleep very well due to bugs and mosquitoes. Breakfast not very good, mostly cold, even the eggs. Lunch (also... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I can't say enough about this place. I've spent over 2 months of time in Palau throughout my life now and this place is by far my favorite place in the entire country. I went here with my girlfriend and we're not sure how we're ever going to top this vacation. The scenery is unreal with tons of kayaking, snorkeling,... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Incredible views of the ocean, friendly staff always very helpful! It's paradise on Earth!!! Carp Island is a very special place with lots of things to do, I went kayaking and did some of the best snorkeling ever. Highly recommended!

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Vienna
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

If you are looking for a small, intimate dive centre away from the crowds on the main island - this is the place you want to go. All dive hot spots can be reached easily by speed boat. The scenery is amazing, the resort is pretty, although it needs some make over. But what makes it so outstanding is the... More 

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