(Palau, Micronesia --- July 20, 2012) --- Known for its world-class scuba diving, enviable environmental commitment and beautiful resort accommodations, Palau is also a proud host of four TripAdvisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence recipients, namely the Palau Royal Resort, Palau Pacific Resort, Fish ‘n Fins and Sam’s Tours.
With ratings of 4.0; 4.5; 4.5; and 4.5, respectively, Palau Royal Resort, Palau Pacific Resort, Fish ‘n Fins and Sam’s Tours have all earned a place among the very best. This honor is a testimonial to the high standards each entity employs for earning exceptional traveler ratings over the past year. The Certificate of Excellence honors businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.
TripAdvisor has become the world's largest travel site by recognizing the power of traveler feedback. According to Christine Petersen, President, TripAdvisor for Business, “This award, which is given only to the most exceptional performers in TripAdvisor's global business community, is a significant achievement deserving of recognition from both travelers and staff.”
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Palau Recipients for 2012 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Located in the westernmost corner of Micronesia, Palau is an archipelago of more than 586 islands with about 20,000 inhabitants and was the world’s first official Shark Sanctuary, setting the pace for many other destinations to follow suit. Consistently ranked as one of the world's best dive destinations, Palau is the ultimate paradise for the adventurous traveler, boasting some of the most spectacular water features and beaches as well as the world famous Jellyfish Lake and Rock Islands, which just recently was inscribed as Mixed Property onto UNESCO World Heritage List. With 1,500 species of fish and 500 species of coral, some have called Palau the "8th Natural Wonder of the World", while others have identified Palau as "One of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World." For more information about Palau, please visit www.visit-palau.com.