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Carp Island Resort

Koror, Koror Island 96940-0005 Palau
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#14 of 35 hotels in Koror
Carp island Resort is on private island in Palau. Many beaches. Only 23 bungalows, with views of the sea. Only 10 minutes from the main diving sites. Quiet and nice.
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Gladys wrote a review Jun 2020
Palau1 contribution
I love the fresh breeze and sound of ocean waves..Cottage with bathroom, two beds, cold & hot water in shower room, & excellent customer service, just perfect for my family getaway trip. The island local food, so yummy, well prepared, i just can't get enough of it!!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Andrew T wrote a review May 2019
Taipei, Taiwan422 contributions15 helpful votes
I love it. Very environmental friendly resort. I stayed at the cottage with bathroom. There are no air conditioning in all rooms, but all worth it. Definitely will visit again when I return to Palau for my next trip.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Giovanni A wrote a review Jan 2019
Rome, Italy12 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I arrived three days ago. Don’t know how long we will resist. The food is beyond crap, but that was expected, I am not complaining. What is really bad is the size of the servings. We have been served the same small meal, literally, at breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. After eating the last spoonful of a meal we start the stopwatch for the countdown till the next one. There is no possibility to buy extra food, other than what we are given. We are considering fishing as a mean of survival. This is not acceptable for a trip that is far from cheap. The site is beautiful, the dives are wonderful, but everything else is a joke. Don’t think they will see me again.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
chrispuravida wrote a review Feb 2018
New York City, New York116 contributions72 helpful votes
I haven't been this excited to write a review in awhile because there is a real need here to clear the record and make the record clear. You will see several reviews that basically classify Carp Island Resort as a glorified dump. Nothing can be further from the truth. I would return in a heartbeat. You must keep in mind the resort is extremely remote. They are generator powered, they get their fuel and much of their food by boat. And yet they keep the operation running flawlessly. Think of it as an outpost of civilization in a true wilderness. My wife and I visited Carp for a few days when we got chased out of the Rock Islands by a small typhoon during a multi-day kayaking trip. We got to Carp just ahead of the storm, and we were immediately, warmly welcomed by the Japanese proprietor and her amazingly hard-working and amiable staff. I can tell you, the sparse furnishings, the shared -hot- showers and bathrooms, all felt like the most deliciously luxurious resort I've ever seen - after night upon night camping on the uninhabited Rock Islands. The food was excellent and prepared with a mixed Palauan and Japanese flair. Fresh sushi was available daily. Their dive boats and equipment seemed pretty up to date- although we didn't dive this trip. They appear professional and diligent and we plan to return for diving... which is legendary in the area. We loved Carp Island and unless you simply can't break out of the generic resort mold, you will too. It's beautiful and fun and very remote.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: the dive house was perfectly acceptable but they have larger more pricey options
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Response from CarpIslandResort, Guest Relations Manager at Carp Island Resort
Responded Feb 28, 2018
Dear Mr. Chris, Thank you for your comment! Our Dynamic team is always happy and attentively serve our guest the best possible way we could. And we are so happy to learn that you are satisfied with your stay with us. Looking forward to see you again next time.
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Matti wrote a review Jan 2018
Tampere, Finland116 contributions31 helpful votes
I read a lot of bad reviews of this place beforehand but my review is quite the opposite: we had great food, brilliant service, good atmosphere and fast prepaid internet if needed. We spent here one week this January and the place was pretty empty which was perfect for us. The beach is really shallow which works great with small children. If you want to really swim, you can take for example one of the free cayaks and make a small trip some small island nearby. The waters are really clear but be aware of broken glass bottles here and there. Breakfast and dinner were included in room price, lunch 15$ if wanted. Theres also minimart where you can buy i.e. beer and wine. We did the 75$ snorkeling trip and it was half day trip gear and lunch included. Can definately recommend that one aswell. If you dive, this is the place to come to. All major diving scenes are just around the corner. You have also pay 10 day goverment permit to dive or snorkle, 50$ for 10 days. We stayed at the duplex bungalow at the sunset side and yes it was a bit rusty but a hundred times better than the similar ones i.e. in Thailand. If you are looking for an five star hotel, then you'd better go to a five star hotel. These are beach bungalows in an small island.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from CarpIslandResort, Manager at Carp Island Resort
Responded Jan 23, 2018
Dear Partner, Thank you for sparing your time to review your stay with us. We will try our best to improve our service to all our valued guests. Looking forward in welcoming you and serving you once again in our humble island.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carp Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Carp Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Surangel and Sons Co (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Carp Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and diving.
What food & drink options are available at Carp Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Carp Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffee Berry, L' Amarena Gelato Shop, and Tori Tori Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Carp Island Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Airai Bai (5.7 miles) and Airai War Canoe (5.8 miles).