Palau, Micronesia Welcomes New Ngellil Nature Island Resort!

The new Ngellil Nature Island Resort has just made its debut in the world-class island destination of Palau, Micronesia.  This natural eco-resort is the brainstorm of Palau Plantation Resort’s Saburo Ishige, who designed a similar resort on the more populous destination in Palau’s capital, Koror.

The Ngellil Nature Island Resort is a one-of-a-kind, eight room property that is only accessible by boat transfer and is ideal for couples or those that want to truly get away from it all. The full-service property features accommodations made of natural products from the islands; barbecued meals made on site; private beach for hotel guests only; private hiking trails, which wend through a lush jungle; sea kayaking; snorkeling; and fishing.

A 10-minute boat ride from the main island of Airai, guests will enjoy being whisked away through the dramatic Rock Islands.  As the only commercial entity on its own piece of the island, guests have complete privacy and autonomy.  Designed to harmonize with nature, the resort has only two buildings, one housing the eight guest rooms and the other serves as lobby and restaurant.

“Everything is about being outdoors in this idyllic paradise destination,” comments owner/developer Saburo Ishige.  He continues, “Imagine the richness of a natural wonderland that lies at the confluence of three major ocean currents. It’s one of the secluded beaches in Airai, which is ideal for couples or those who truly wants to get away from the busy city life of Koror.  We have designed the resort to replicate the traditional Palauan ‘Bai,’ where the facilities harmonize with Mother Nature.”

The exclusive resort has its own private beach as well as an outdoor dining area where guest are served set menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Although menus can be customized according to each guest’s dietary restrictions, it is recommended that visitors enjoy the wide array of fresh, local fare…which is deliciously prepared on the outdoor grill.

The “Bai-inspired” building that houses the eight guest rooms is made entirely of local products, including local wood; bamboo; interior walls that are designed with banana mat and pandanus mat;and  a roof layered with “Tuechl” (a Palauan word for Nipa Leaves).  Suited for no more than two guests per room, each of the guest rooms are designed so that the natural breeze of fresh air and the evening starlight can embrace guests.  To add an air of elegance, daily housekeeping services include fresh flowers strewn across the bed in an artistic and romantic fashion.

With all this solitude, what’s a couple to do?  Activities include seclusion, canoe and sailing tour at Airai Rock Island, short trekking and BBQ tour, sea kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, search for the historic stone money, outdoor couples massage and spiritual nature trekking to the “power tree.”

Room rates start at only US$150 per night with a $50 surcharge/per person for meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

For reservations and additional information, phone 680-587-1059; fax 680-587-3631; or email

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