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Dolphin Bay Resort & Peleliu Divers
Ranked #27 of 30 Hotels in Koror
Reviewed February 4, 2008

Dolphin Bay resort is an excellent, intimate, family run resort located on the island of Peleliu in the Republic of Palau. Catering mainly to scuba divers who want to take advantage of the close proximity to many (not all) of the great dive sites that make Palau one of the premier dive destinations in the world. For those non-divers Peleliu is a small island and this resort offers some wonderful opportunities for relaxation with a view, kayaking, biking and tours of the island (a famous battle during WW2 occurred here) by local tour guide. For those guests whose main interest is diving, the location offers a short ride to many of the better known dive sites. The sites located in Peleliu are only a few minutes away by speedboat. Peleliu Divers is the dive operation run by and associated with Dolphin Bay resort. The dive operation offers many of the services divers appreciate such as taking care of all your dive gear (before and after the dive), boat drivers that know the area very well and are very attentive to the diver's location at all times. The same cannot be said of the dive guide/masters however. I found the DMs to be adequate divers but due to limited English ability, not able to explain in any detail the things to look for before the dive and during the dive they would not (or could not) point out some of the more well known features of the dive. Inattention by one of the DMs was not appreciated when one of the less experienced divers had several moments of panic due to an equipment problem. The DM was oblivious and/or unable to offer any assistance. It should be noted that the vast majority of visitors to Palau are Japanese and most of the operations have Japanese staff to cater to these guests. This is the only reason this resort gets 4 instead of 5 stars. Finally, it should be noted this resort is a small operation. There is no pool, fitness room, room service or many of the other amenities you would find in Club Med. The on-site restaurant does not offer a large menu but the staff is very accommodating and will try to fill all requests. Dining is limited to what is offered that day. I found the food to be wholesome and tasty. If diving is your priority and a locale a bit off the beaten path is your thing, you cannot go wrong with Dolphin Bay resort! For experienced divers: Highly recommended. For less experienced divers: recommended with note to the above caveat. For non-divers: Highly recommended as a place to chill with a wonderful view!

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2016, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 19, 2015
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  • Stayed: October 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2015
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  • Stayed: March 2015, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Resort & Peleliu Divers

Address: P.O. Box 8071, Koror, Koror Island 96940-0871, Palau
Location: Palau > Koror Island > Koror
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Koror
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Koror
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Dolphin Bay Resort & Peleliu Divers Hotel Koror
Dolphin Bay Resort And Peleliu Divers
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