Palau & Yap - The Cliffside Hotel & Sams Tours

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Alii and welcome to Cliffside Hotel Palau where you will experience the family-owned and operated hospitality that extends the true Palauan spirit of welcome. Situated on a quiet hillside overlooking Koror and its lagoon, Cliffside Hotel is Palau's best kept secret. Also, it is only 5 minutes away from downtown Koror, and all stores and dive shops. 

Cliffside Hotel

During your visit to Palau, your days begin with a sunrise view, while hundreds of emerald mushroom islands strung together in a sapphire lagoon await your discovery. At the end of your daily activities, you will always find comfort and relaxation at Cliffside Hotel like you are accustomed to at home. There is a comfortable cocktail lounge, a full service restaurant both indoors and outdoors, and a pool with poolbar/jacuzzi for you to enjoy. 

There are 6 room categories to choose from, which all include the following:

  • Air-conditioning

  • Mini Fridge

  • Hair Dryer

  • Adaptors for European outlets (Provided at the front desk)

  • Telephone

  • Shampoo/Conditioner/Lotion

  • Alarm Clock

  • Wireless Internet


Room types range from Standard rooms with lush tropical views to Suites with a spacious living area and kitchenette that provide comfort and luxury and spectacular ocean views from a large private balcony with lounge chairs.

Cliffside Hotel accommodations

The Turtle Cove restaurant specializes in fresh local fish, international and Italian dishes. They also have a great selection of imported wines, and you can enjoy the fabulous views over the ocean. The cozy indoor Fisherman’s Bar features a wide variety of cocktails, beer and wine, as well as photographs of some local catches. Grab an appetizer here while catching the latest news and sports on the flatscreen TV.


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. 


Diving witth Sam's Tours PalauThey 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 Cliffside Hotel and Sams Tours


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