"Palau the Marine Paradise" Palau by alvinwong

Palau Travel Guide: 304 reviews and 628 photos

We visited Palau in Dec 2002 and was amazed by the marine life, coral reefs, blue waters and charmed by the warmth and culture of the Palauan people.

Travelling to Palau from Singapore used to be a circuitous route. However, since I was based in Taipei, I took advantage of the direct flight from Taipei. I joined a Taiwanese tour group (took care of air ticket and accomodation) but signed up for day trips with the local tour operator, Sam's Dive Tours.

Although both my wife and myself were non-divers, we joined kayaking and land tours with Sam's.The guides on both days were local Palauans (Shaft and Malahi). They were knowledgeble and friendly.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:wonderful for diving, snorkelling and war history
  • Cons:high standard of living due to US$
  • In a nutshell:pack your sunscreen and go now!
  • Last visit to Palau: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jul 12, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    I was in koror last year and inmate Victor carved me a monkey man. Would be he be able to carve some other items if i sent a picture. I would like a harder wood. I would pay shipping, etc. Thank you, Todd Eckel e-mail is moosesighting@aol.com

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    Jun 15, 2007 at 9:11 PM

    Wow, would love to visit the Ngarkmau waterfalls besides diving there in Nov 2007.

  • mirko77's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2006 at 10:27 AM

    Beautiful photos & good tips! Palau is next on the list, February 2007! Thank you

  • pangelipc's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2006 at 6:55 PM

    Sounds great. Love your pics, I hope I can see & do as much as you.

  • tigerjapan's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2005 at 8:26 PM

    Great Palau Pics!!

  • imstress's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2005 at 8:24 PM

    u been to Palau even before the Survivors did. Lovely place!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2004 at 3:12 PM

    Great pics & tips! Hope I'll make it to Palau this year!!!

  • Procaccini's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2004 at 11:57 PM

    Very nice place and beautiful pictures! I'd like to visit it !

  • Dec 30, 2003 at 8:14 PM

    Hi Alvin.. Nice page, phtographs and tips... Many many happy returns of the day. Wishing you a happy birthday . Also wishing you and family a happy and prosperous NEW YEAR . Happy travels in 2004.

  • Oct 24, 2003 at 9:04 AM

    I am envious, I want ice cream too !

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