Floating villas a the Wyndham Palau

A new resort with above-water villas is coming to the Pacific Island country of Palau.

Wyndham unveiled the new resort, Wyndham Palau, in the untouched region of Aimeliik, famed for its spectacular natural landscapes, ancient villages and clear seas filled with colourful marine life.

The 593-room resort will host 132 hotel guestrooms and over 400 villas. The villas are spread out over the surrounding hills with some sitting perched on top of the warm shallow sea water.

“With its tropical climate, rich history and pristine landscapes, Palau is a compelling proposition for international travellers,” said Joon Aun OOI, President and Managing Director of South East Asia and Pacific Rim for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “Wyndham Palau will break new ground in this beautiful country, becoming the first upscale international resort in the Aimeliik region.”

“International visitor arrivals to Palau have jumped 50 percent since 2010, and the country remains an intriguing and appealing destination for many Asian travellers.