Palau’s newest resort is eyeing to attract more high-end tourists as it officially opened its doors to the public on May 24, Friday.

Palau Pacific Resort’s (PPR) Pristine Villas and Bungalows is a world-class resort nestled in a 64-acre land property in Ngarkebesang that is surrounded by trees and overlooking the beach.  It has 12 bungalows and villas with various amenities such as lobby, library, lounge, pool, and restaurant. The resort also prides itself for its infinity pools that stretch before the sea.

The new resort is separate from the 160-room Palau Pacific Resort hotel, giving guests the exclusivity they might need yet with an added advantage since they could also access the PPR amenities.

Palau President Tommy Remengesau, Jr, in his speech during the grand opening of the resort, said that the establishment of the resort is in line with the country’s Sustainable Tourism Act that was passed by the Congress and which he signed into law.

Remengesau said that this investment by the PPR shows the bright future of the country’s economy.

“Investing in this extensions and expansions proves that tourism in Palau is here to stay and there is a good future and if we do things right, you will get your investments for doing the right thing,” Remengesau said.

In a previous interview with the media, PPR Marketing and Sales Manager Yumi Morishita said that their company believes that Palau has a potential for a high-end market, hence prompting them to invest millions for the new accommodations.

Room rates starts from $1,56 for Pond View Pool Villa, $1,615 for Lagoon View Pool Villa, and $1,715.00 for the Water Bungalow. (By Rhealyn C. Pojas)