West Plaza Hotels and Sam’s Tours
The West Plaza Hotel by the Sea is located on the oceanfront and is only a 10 minute walk from downtown Koror. This hotel has 36 rooms overlooking the ocean nearby islands. It suits a variety of people with standard rooms, deluxe rooms with kitchenettes, and even a penthouse suite on the roof deck with its own private veranda. The Red Rooster Café located at the hotel serves American food as well as Pacific rim islands. One of the many convenient services that this hotel is proud to offer is the car rental service located in the lobby.
The West Plaza Hotel Malakal is located near many of the dive shop and tour departure points in Koror, and is within walking distance to many bars, discos, and convenience stores. It has 34 rooms that range from standard rooms with private balconies to one and two bedroom suites that have a full kitchen, dining area, a large living room. The on-site restaurant, Palm Bay Bistro, serves a variety of Asian and Pacific Rim cuisines for all 3 meals of the day. This hotel also offers a car rental service, conveniently located in the lobby.
The West Plaza Hotel Downtown is located in the heart of Koror, providing easy access to a variety of restaurants, shopping centers, and local attractions. With 20 standard rooms and it’s own massage and spa center, guests can be sure to sit back and relax. This hotel also offers a car rental service, conveniently located in the lobby.
The West Plaza Hotel Desekel is less than a block away from the main road in Koror and is in close proximity to museums, restaurants, banks, the Paula Community college, and the Palau International Coral Reef Center aquarium. A total of 30 rooms, ranging from standard to deluxe, can accommodate many. The Deskel Mart is a full service grocery store located on the ground floor of the hotel, making it easy for guests to get what they are looking for! This hotel also offers a car rental service, conveniently located in the lobby.
Divers seeking the ultimate underwater experience will be whisked away by Sam’s Tours, a PADI Five Star National Geographic Center, and Palau’s most award-winning dive center and eco-adventure tour company. Sam’s Tours operates every day of the year, offering scuba dive trips, snorkel trips, rock island tours, land tours, and sailing charters.
They provide a full range of guided tours and services that includes full day or half-day trips and customized private charters for individuals, families and groups. Their modern facilities include a full service PADI 5 Star Dive Center complete with authorized Scubapro and Aqua Lung sales and service, a Digital Photo Center offer rentals and download services, and Underwater Videography Services.
Sam’s Tours is less than 40 minutes by speedboat from Palau’s stunning outer reefs and only 10 minutes away from the many ships and plane wrecks leftover from WWII.
Their custom built boats provide safe, fast, and comfortable trips and for added safety and comfort, diving guests are offered complimentary Nitrox up to 36% (with proof of certification) and a maximum of only eight divers per guide.
As a leader in efforts to protect Palau’s natural resources, Sam’s Tours is a corporate sponsor of the Palau Shark Sanctuary and the only Palau dive center to receive the Palau Conservation Society “Corporate Partner in Conservation 10 Year Award”.
Photographs courtesy of Palau Pacific Resort and Same Tours