Luxury travel takes a thrilling leap as Four Seasons Explorer extends an unprecedented invitation to discerning travellers: the opportunity to explore the unspoiled wilderness and rich culture of Palau, one of the world’s last remaining frontiers. This remote island nation nestled in the western Pacific, known for its awe-inspiring marine life and captivating cultural heritage, is opening its doors to global adventurers from October 1, 2023.
Immerse in the untamed beauty of Palau, a majestic archipelago comprising over 340 emerald islands, each teeming with a unique charm. Marvel at the vibrant biodiversity, experience the millennia-old culture and venture into adventure-filled escapades while enjoying the unparalleled service and comfort that Four Seasons Explorer offers.
A MARINE WONDERLAND
Recognized as one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World, Palau captivates divers and snorkelers alike with its remarkable marine territory spanning half a million square kilometres. Its pristine waters are home to over 1,400 fish and 500 species of thriving corals. You’ll have a chance to swim alongside turtles and goatfish in the Ngedebus Coral Gardens or marvel at the enormous tridacna clams in Clam City. The adventure continues in the Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2009, Palau declared itself the world’s first shark sanctuary, reflecting its commitment to marine conservation.
Four Seasons Explorer, equipped with a PADI 5-Star Dive Centre and multilingual instructors, promises an unrivalled diving experience. The custom-designed dive boats provide direct access to remote and untouched dive sites like the Blue Corner, Peleliu Wall, Chandelier Cave, and Helmet Wreck. Guests can further delve into the aquatic marvels through guided excursions with Four Seasons’ experienced marine biologists.
UNVEILING PALAUAN CULTURE
Beyond its natural wonders, Palau also prides itself on a rich cultural heritage dating back 4,000 years. The Four Seasons Explorer enriches your journey with on-shore excursions led by insightful local guides. Discover Palau’s oldest bai (meeting house), ponder the mystique of the ancient Badrulchau Stone Monoliths or marvel at Ulong Island’s cave paintings. Traverse through the Belau National Museum or the multiple WWII sites and immerse yourself in traditional music, lush forests, and majestic waterfalls. You’ll even have an opportunity to learn a few Palauan phrases, hike, bird-watch, or bathe in mineral-rich mud.
Culinary enthusiasts can rejoice as Four Seasons Explorer presents an extraordinary dining experience. Savour regionally-themed, all-inclusive meals showcase the best Pacific, Asian, and Western cuisines. Expect daily changing lunch and dinner menus, exclusive beach barbecues, and a carefully curated wine list. Enjoy the morning with an array of à-la-carte breakfast choices, and each prepared using fresh and locally-sourced ingredients.
A BESPOKE FLOATING RESORT
Designed as a bespoke floating resort, Four Seasons Explorer allows for daily embarkations and disembarkations. With a guest capacity of just 22, it offers a personalized experience where travellers can explore the many wonders of Palau at their own pace. A diverse array of onboard experiences awaits, from connecting with Palauan locals, chefs, and musicians, to indulging in wellness treatments with spa therapists and yoga instructors.
Its remote location offers Palau an excellent springboard for exploring other destinations. The Palau International Airport, currently accessible via Taipei, Honolulu, Guam, Manila, and Brisbane, opens up opportunities for further adventures in Australia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and other Oceania islands such as Yap, Chuuk, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
For those seeking an intimate journey, the Four Seasons Explorer will also be available for fully customizable private yacht charters accommodating up to 22 guests. Surfing enthusiasts can look forward to dedicated charters with experts from Tropicsurf, promising adventurous surfaris and uncrowded breaks on the country’s coastlines and fringing islands.
Welcome to a world of unparalleled luxury and immersive adventures. Begin your journey by booking your reservation at (960) 66 00 888, emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or booking online through the official website.
Embark on a voyage of a lifetime, discover the untouched paradise of Palau, and witness how the Four Seasons Explorer redefines luxury travel.