Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a luxurious new resort with over-water villas in Palau, the pristine western Pacific island paradise.
Wyndham Palau is being developed by the Sea Sky International Development Group, a subsidiary of Global International Development Group.
The resort is located in the unspoiled region of Aimeliik, which is home to spectacular natural landscapes, ancient villages and crystal-clear seas teeming with colourful marine life.
Upon completion, this 593-key resort will offer a choice of beautifully-appointed accommodations, including 132 hotel guestrooms and over 400 villas, with some perched on stilts over the warm, shallow seas.
These exotic rooms will be accompanied by other luxury villas nestled in the hillside and on the edge of the mangroves.
“With its tropical climate, rich history and pristine landscapes, Palau is a compelling proposition for international travellers,” said Joon Aun Ooi, president, south-east Asia and Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
“Wyndham Palau will break new ground in this beautiful country, becoming the first upscale international resort in the Aimeliik region.”
Palau comprises more than 200 lush, jungle-clad islands in the western Pacific Ocean, about 1,500 kilometres east of the Philippines.
While the country is small, its surrounding marine sanctuary is anything but; Palau’s government has committed to protecting about 500,000 square kilometres of ocean - an area about the size of Thailand.
This makes it a paradise for divers and snorkellers, with healthy reefs that house an abundance of marine life, including approximately 1,500 species of fish, sharks, rays, turtles and more.
“International visitor arrivals to Palau have jumped 50 per cent since 2010, and the country remains an intriguing and appealing destination for many Asian travellers.
“With direct air links from key source markets such as Seoul and Taipei, the prospects for Palau’s tourism industry - including the MICE sector - remain incredibly bright,” Ooi added.
Wyndham Palau will be located just 20 minutes’ drive from the Palau International Airport and a short boat transfer from Koror, the country’s main commercial centre.