My husband and I stayed at Carolines for 4 days in December. The 8 bungalows are situated on a hill with a gorgeous view of the surrounding countryside and the Philippine Sea. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Each night we ordered breakfast to be delivered the following morning. There is a good variety to choose from but I had the fried rice the first morning and enjoyed it so much that I continued to order it. Breakfast averaged around $8 and is included for a 7-night stay. Best part is you can eat it on your balcony while you enjoy the view.
After breakfast, we were picked up at the front office by someone from Fish 'n Fins so that we could spend the morning diving. The diving was included in our stay as was a daily pass to Palau Pacific Resort where we could sit by a pool, snorkel off of their lovely beach and pay insane prices for drinks. A two way transfer to PPR is provided by Carolines for $3 or, if you're feeling adventurous, it's not that far to walk.
Carolines would also provide transportation to and from local restaurants for a minimal charge. Talk to the staff and get recommendations. There were a few restaurants we tried that weren't on the list they provided that were excellent. I recommend The Sushi Bar (located under Taj) for Japanese and Carp Island Restaurant for local fare. Kramer's Cafe was also good.
I would definitely recommend this resort. And I can't say enough about their wonderful staff - they were always willing to go out of their way to make our trip exceptional. We've stayed at quite a few places around the world that were so 'sanitized' that it would be hard to recognize which country you were in. Not so, Carolines. They were a breath of fresh air.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aliiibamou Resorts Carolines has 8 bungalows overlooking a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. Our bungalows are modeled after traditional Palauan architecture using local materials such as bamboo, mahogany and mangrove. The structures are made almost entirely from wood. Each bungalow has a private balcony so you can enjoy our spectacular view and wonderful sunset from each bungalow. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Carolines Hotel Koror
- Carolines Resort Koror
- Aliiibamou Resorts Carolines Palau, South Pacific