Carolines Resort

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Lonely Planet review

This resort is up in the Arakabesang hills, so peace and serenity is assured. And it also garners full points for daring to do something different, as the architecture fully attests.

Carolines features seven bungalows that have the usual amenities, plus a bit extra: they mimic traditional Palauan architecture, using local materials like bamboo and mahogany. Plus, each bungalow has a private balcony with a simply outstanding view over the Philippine Sea. The front deck of the lobby, surrounded by trees and jungle greenery, makes for sublime sipping of coffee or partaking of breakfast. Truly, the entire resort's setting is great for gushy types, although the walk up to the highest bungalows may leave smokers, oldies and the terminally unfit a little short of breath. Carolines has struck up a deal with the Palau Pacific Resort, with the upshot being that guests here can use the Pacific's facilities - including their superb private beach, stunning bar, and pleasing pool.

Our independent authors have visited Carolines Resort and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Koror State.

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