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Kosrae Village Ecolodge & Dive Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kosrae
Reviewed March 8, 2011

This was our second trip(in 10 years) to KVR for an awesome diving experience. We saw no pelagic fish this trip, but Kosrae has some of the most beautiful huge corals we've seen in the Pacific. The mounds of Christmas tree worms (plentiful in this area) and anemones with a variety of species and sizes of clown fish leave one in amazement of nature. The full service dive shop is great for all needs.

The food is awesome... even with true fresh tuna salad on the dive boat ! The restaurant offers a variety homemade from scratch - the herb bread, local fruit, jams, syrups and banana pancakes. and brownies are all yummy. The fish doesn't get any fresher; you may have been diving with it earlier in the day!

We had the suite w/ air conditioning this visit, much easier than the mosquito nets if you are queezy about bugs. With the structural set up of the cabins, bugs are hard to avoid. Amenities: Very comfy beds and pillows; fluffy towels, garden showers w/lots of hot water(always a good thing after a long day of diving), a 'full size' coffee pot (if you travel a lot, you can appreciate this) with 'good' coffee and tea and a stocked frig w/ water, fresh tangerines oranges and coconuts start the day off right. Lots of mosquito coils and bug spray are needed if you are a bug's delight as I am.

During high tide our cabin was about 10 feet from the water - very private, lush and beautiful. We had coffee and watched the sun rise perched in front of the ocean before our daily dives. The salt does take it's toll here on anything metal...so don't be surprised if there is some rust and corrosion on otherwise shiny surfaces.

Katrina, Bruce and the staff are awesome and very accommodating to make your stay the best! Ben goes above and beyond to make your dives all you want them to be. Seeing Katrina and Bruce again after 10 years was like going to see old friends.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

I have written a review that focuses on the ecological design of the cottages, the setting, and the 5-star restaurant. It includes info on dive packages and PADI training, community-based stewardship of the reef, and the friendliness of the staff.
I am a freelance journalist--I think the review has literary merit worth reading.
There is no bias, just child-like appreciation.
I'd like to submit the already written review.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 31, 2011

On a spur of the moment trip to beautiful Kosrae I had the good fortune to stay at in sync with its surroundings KVR. The peaceful location, charming huts and grounds, helpful staff, and good food in the on site restaurant met all my hopes and expectations. For the traveler wanting an authentic and uncomplicated experience, visit Kosrae and KVR!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 19, 2011

Last minute choice, didn't know what to expect, however, soon as I walked in I felt right at home, accommodation at KVR is just great, don't expect the Hilton, it is as it is, an Eco traditional Kosraean Village and the experience is just priceless. Great restaurant and you must try the famous homemade bread. Good value overall looking forward to a return visit and hoping to give the scuba diving ago. Katrina is probably one of the loveliest people I have ever met, she should be cloned....

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

Kosrae Village Ecolodge is THE Place to stay on Kosrae!
There is a 5 star PADI dive operation and they know the best spots underwater!
The staff is very friendly and are trying to help you in any way!
Great place! I hope I will come back one day!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2010

I have been there in August 2010. Great staff and a very nice place to stay on Kosrae.
Service from Airport pickup, willingness to help, hotel service, and check-out procedure was great. The Hospitality of the people is outstanding. Thanks to Katrina and Bruce.

Room was spacious and clean - just 10ft from the ocean! The hotel setup is unique and worth to see.

Location Kosrae: Life is basic on Kosrae and a great destination for travellers/explorers. A hidden gem, but not for tourists in the matter of speaking.

Best things: Many. Location, setup, nature, people, history, - adventures possible.
Disadvantage: Distance and how to get there.
But, I will return to this place!!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 22, 2010

There are a small number of bungalows (rooms) available, which makes your stay intimate (you get to know the other guests and staff easily) and comfortable. All the bungalows are on the beach and even though they are relatively near one another, you always feel a real sense of privacy. I found that the waves lulled me to sleep in the evenings.
The staff insures that your stay is the best around by providing you with information on activities available, and arranging for those activities. If you are a scuba diver, there is no better diving in the region. If you are a nature lover, hiker and kayaker, you can have a private tour arranged, or buddy up with other guests in your adventure. If you want to tour cultural heritage sites, again, the staff will arrange any level of tour you desire.
The staff, in short, make your stay easy, carefree, and take care of all the arrangements for your activities.
KVR's restaurant is by far the best in the region, and I have been all over Micronesia. All the food is home-made, down to their own version of Tabasco sauce! Everything is fresh, and if they know you like a certain item on the menu, they insure that it is there for you to order (I should say, they change their dinner menu daily, but always insure that you can order anything you want!).

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled on business
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Address: Teya, Kosrae 96944, Federated States of Micronesia
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Location: Federated States of Micronesia > Kosrae
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kosrae
Price Range: $89 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kosrae Village Ecolodge & Dive Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Private thatched cottages on the ocean, a world class restaurant, our on-site PADI 5-star dive center and amazing service make an unbeatable combination for a rejuvenating and invigorating holiday. Add a wildly beautiful, remote, mountainous tropical island and you have the holiday of your dreams. ... more   less 
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