building no higher than the tallest coconut tree
Buildings Blended In With The Surrounding Nature The resort was built respecting the surrounding natural Palau environment, building no higher than the tallest coconut tree. The roofs are structured like an A-shape of the Palauan traditional men’s meeting house called “bai”.
MARINE LIFE RESERVE BY KOROR STATE LAW
Palau Pacific Resort Marine Sanctuary was established on December 2, 2002. The fringing reef sanctuary has a high biodiversity with over 566 species of marine life including algae, sea grass, coral, fish, and macro intertebrates. This sanctuary is home to several endangered species: the famous giant clam, the humphead parrotfish, the humphead wrasse and the hawksbill turtle.
PROTECTING WATER RESOURCE
Palau has had dry seasons leading to water shortage and conservation. To ensure adequate and safe water supply, the resort maintains its own source of water from rainwater and deepwell. Water drawn from these sources are filtered, chlorinated, and stored in tanks that distribute the water to the entire resort.
TRANSPLANTING BABY GIANT CLAMS
Palau has 7 species of clams out of 9 species in the world. Guests can participate in the Baby Clam Planting at Palau Pacific Resort’s marine sanctuary during Earth Day or on special occasions. This is our effort to conserve clam species as well as snorkeling attraction for our guests.
SOLAR POWER GENERATION
Most living things on earth such as people, plants and animals enjoy the benefit of the sun. A solar module panel was installed in 2011 to generate solar energy. This effort was to help minimize global warming as well as cost savings on electricity and maintenance. The solar panels provide electricity for the lobby area of Palau Pacific Resort.
WASTE PLASTIC OILING SYSTEM
Palau Pacific Resort has invested in an environmental friendly machine that converts discarded plastic back into oil which is a blend of gasoline, diesel, kerosene and some heavy oils. The oils are being used for tiki torches and small equipment. It can be processed further that could go straight into a diesel car.
COMPOSTING RAW GARBAGE
Every day, raw food is picked up to the Koror State's compost recycling center where the raw is processed into pure soil. The soil is used for gardening throughout Palau Pacific Resort.
DUGONG AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Palau Pacific Resort is one of the major sponsors of the “I Love Mesekiu” Dugong Awareness campaign. The campaign published various awareness and educational materials to help stop the killing of these endangered species.
GUIDED NATURE WALK
Explore the Nature Trail whether on a guided tour or on your own. There are a variety of plants and bird sightings along the trail. Plants are important for food, shelter, medicine, arts and customary practices.