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Aliiibamou Resorts Carolines
Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Koror
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“Carolines is a wonderful place. .”
Reviewed March 18, 2006

We spent 7 nights here last January and really liked it. Quiet, well maintained, good views, very helpful and competent staff. Access to the Palau Pacific beach is a big asset. Zenie can set up very good value rent-a-car.

  • Stayed January 2001
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Reviewed September 29, 2005

We had a great time visiting Palau! We took a direct flight from Taipei and landed in what according to locals is their rainy season. It did rain several days, however there were a few sunny days too. Palau is one of the smallest nations of the UN w/ just 22,000 people, so it is not very developed or comercialize, which may be a plus, depending on your taste. The Caroline hotel is about a 30-40 minute drive from the airport, and is a collection of individual bungalows (about 8 small A-frame units), made from native wood located on a hill/rainforest that overlooks the ocean. Lots of palms, tropical flowers, banana trees, pineapples all within steps of your door. There is a small gift shop on the path to the lobby that has a resident cockatiel to converse with as you pass by. The service was generally good, as they delivery breakfast right to your bungalow in the morning, and had the extras we needed to borrow like umbrellas, towels for tours we took, etc. however we had problems with the A/C the first 3 nights we were there.

As a Caroline guest, you have access/shuttle service to a nearby 4 star resort called the Pacific Resort where there is a more western flavor, white sandy beaches, beach service, nice pool area, several resturants, etc. none of which are at the Caroline itself. This is about a 7 minute drive from the Caroline.

Definitely the best part of the entire trip and the reason for going to Palau is the snorkeling/diving. We've been snokeling to several places in the Caribbean like St Thomas, St John, etc., however none compare to Palau. It really is exceptional, with innumerable tropical fish & other sealife, jellyfish lake is a once in a lifetime kind of think swiming around millions of jellyfish that do not sting, and the kayaking & waterfalls in their jungles is magnificent. The people/guides of Sam's Tours are wonderful! Very knowledgeable of the historic WWII sites & relics, also of the oceanography & island history. We did the snorkeling, kayaking & island land tours, each day long tours, and I'd recommend them all. Definitely the highlight of the whole trip! I'd also recommend renting a waterproof digital camera right when you get there. Each day you accumulate pictures and they burn it on a CD all for one price.

For places to eat, we liked the Rock Island cafe. Very informal, has a good selection of american & international, and the service was outstanding. For shopping we did Ben Franklin several times.

Overall, if you're looking to slow down, explore, enjoy & connect with the South Pacific environment, ocean life, etc. we'd recommend Palau.

  • Stayed September 2005
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Reviewed April 26, 2005

Caroline's was one of the best places we have ever stayed at. Zenie, the manager, was a perfect hostess. The views from our bungalow (#6) were unparalleled. The morning breakfasts on our bungalow veranda were serene and scrumptious. We had a few dinners in our room as well, enjoying the beautiful sunsets over the rock islands. Zenie took care of everything with respect to our activities, setting up our dive trips with Sam's tours and Dophins Pacific (which by the way is overrated), making sure we got the best deal. The hotel is high atop a hill, so there's no immediate beach but it was a 10-15 minute walk down hill to the Palau Pacific Resort (which you get access to but don't have to pay their high prices or deal with their overly-commercial nature) or Carolines will arrange transportation. I wish we could have stayed longer. It really was a fantastic experience.

  • Stayed January 2005
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Property: Aliiibamou Resorts Carolines
Address: P.O. Box 10148, Koror, Koror Island 96940-0878, Palau (Formerly Carolines Resort)
Location: Palau > Koror Island > Koror
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Koror
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Koror
Hotel Class:4 star — Aliiibamou Resorts Carolines 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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

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