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Ngellil Nature Island Resort

Ngellil Rock Island, Airai, Babeldaob Island Palau
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Airai
Ngellil Nature Island Resort is the only accommodation on a secluded island which is Stone Money Island, featuring pristine beauty, rich natural environment and unique historical sites. To reach the resort, there is a 5-minute drive from the airport to our private dock which is under KB Bridge in Airai. Guests must then take a 10-15 minute boat ride to the island.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Inka P wrote a review Dec. 2019
29 contributions11 helpful votes
Beautiful small area in Rock Islands. Stunning water and views, very clear water. Few bungalows, very peaceful. Only two of us and one other customer at the time. Had private kayaking and snorkling. A lot of kayaks and paddlebords. Friendly stuff. Great food, we were asked every day what we would like to eat and when. Surely it can be different with more customers? Upper floor of the rooms is nice, simple style, I liked. No aircon, fan was working when there was electricity in the evening and night time. I think still too pricy compared to facilities. Down floor of the room was pretty dark so I am not sure if anyone spends some time there, even if there is a sofa. Downstairs there is even bathtub but it was dirty. No hairdryer. No hooks for the towels or a place to dry clothes outside. A dryingrack would be great. Toilet paper bin was not emptyed every day. Sun beds are hard and some of them, and also some of the hammocks are broken. There is some tall unfinished "building" next to the beach. Some facelifting could be done outside also. A bar would be great. And there are no snacks available to buy, which I missed in the afternoon. There are hiking trails in the forest but the trails are not taking care of, that was a shame. The trails are pretty hard to walk because of a huge amount of limestone rocks. With small and cheap upgrading changes this could easily be a five star resort.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dene wrote a review Dec. 2019
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions2 helpful votes
We completed our Palaun holiday at Ngellil. We were picked up in Koror and transferred to the resort. Sunset was stunning as was the sunrise which we enjoyed from the end of the jetty, while a shark had his breakfast! Dinner was superb as was lunch the next day. We spent the day relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, took a short walk and tried the sup. We didn't look at the tours option having already done a kayak trip which visited some of the historical war locations in the area. Our room was spacious and comfortable with no noisy air conditioning but efficient fans one of which was rechargeable so could cope when the power was out. The unit had an unusual layout with an up and downstairs and a split bathroom set into the cliff. There was a lot of attention to detail. It was an enjoyable end to our holiday which included a final transfer to the airport.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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KaikouraAK wrote a review Nov. 2019
Juneau, Alaska38 contributions15 helpful votes
Six of us had a day before a live aboard dive trip and wanted to get out of Koror town to be on the water. We booked a trip with Nature Grace Palau on their Stone Money Island Island Discovery Tour. It was a blast! They picked us up at our hotel and took us in a boat to Nigalli Nature Preserve which was stunning. We SUP’d and kayaked through blue water coves. We saw turtles, lots of birds and a shark. After a couple hours we returned to the beautiful lodge for a short hike and a delicious grilled lunch. We chilled in the hammocks and then took the boat out to the reef to snorkel. Saw an octopus, rainbow fish and a turtle! The guide, Michelle, was great. There were a few young dogs at the lodge who were very sweet pups. I highly recommend this day trip!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
LudoLudo03 wrote a review Mar. 2016
Berlin, Germany12 contributions2 helpful votes
The island resort is a dream place. Nice spacious rooms (without AC, only with a fan which by the way is enough to freshen up), perfect garden and easy access to the sea. And well, the scenery is just stunning! The owner is a perfectionist Japanese man, and when we were there he was helped by two real friendly, helpful and professional guys, a Filipino and a Nepalese. We spent two days in total isolation, beautiful experience, HOWEVER if you want to enjoy your time there you have to take a couple of things into consideration: 1. there is no way to get to town, so bring a lot of food with you because meals there are extremely expensive. We had only one BBQ dinner, which was delicious but 35$ per person! The only free thing is drinking water (you are not even allowed to take the coconuts) 2. I strongly suggest to rent the kayak and paddle to the airplane wreck and the stone money, really an amazing experience (no need to take the tour). It was one of the most fantastic thing to do in Palau. We paddled for 5 hours but they charged us the full day (which is 7 hours = 70$). 3. Despite the high price of the stay (150$ per night) they also charge for pick up and drop off. Considering how small Koror is, there is really no need for that and they did not told us beforehand. That was a bit annoying and not professional, also because they charged 7.50$ for pick up + 10$ for drop off (10 minutes ride in total) per person. We were two so 35$! Overall, taking into consideration that at the end you will spend much more than just the price of the night, I strongly recommend spending a couple of nights on the island, an experience you will not forget!
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Karl E wrote a review Jan. 2016
3 contributions7 helpful votes
This is not a resort, it is an isolated structure terrorized by semi-feral dogs with an owner who will squeeze you for every penny you've got once he has you captive. One is charged for everything, even the coconuts that fall from the trees. The generator power is only turned on at certain times, and the costs for tours do not reflect what is posted. Hold you ground steadfastly and you can come out all right but it is exhausting.
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Date of stay: March 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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USD 223 - USD 321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ngellil Nature Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ngellil Nature Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Jellyfish Lake (7.5 km), Belau National Museum (7.6 km), and Etpison Museum (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ngellil Nature Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ngellil Nature Island Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ngellil Nature Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ngellil Nature Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taj, Coffee Berry, and L' Amarena Gelato Shop.
Does Ngellil Nature Island Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ngellil Nature Island Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Ngellil Nature Island Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Airai Bai (3.8 km) and Airai War Canoe (3.8 km).