Palau Things to Do Tips by alvinwong
Palau Things to Do: 69 reviews and 117 photos
imagine a limestone doughnut with a marine lake in the middle. we have to go through a channel to reach the marine lake. but things get interesting because of the rising tide...
Explore limestone cave located amongst rock islands. eroded by sea water and boring creatures. in some caves you can see stalagtites and roosting bats.
jump in on a hot day
For a refreshing change from diving, snorkelling or angling, try visiting Ngardmau water fall. it's not very tall, only about 5 storeys high. But it is very beautiful with a rocky ledge overhang. The water cascades down in an astounding curtain of misty droplets.
book a land tour with Sam's Tour. our guide was Malahi. She a local and very knowledgeable about Palau and Palauan customs and culture. She even brought us to her home village in Melekeok to visit the last remaining authentic Bai'. The day trip begins at about 9am and ends around 5pm. Transport is by 4-wheel drive.
Directions: In Ngardmau located on big island Babeldouab
Rock Island up close
We thoroughly enjoyed our kayak day trip with Sam's Tours. Our guide, Shaft brought us around Nikko Bay. There were limestone caves to explore, snorkelling and war relics. By kayak, you get to experience a different side of Palau. Paddling amongst the rock island, you can spot sea birds like Tropic Birds and Fruit Bats.
In deeper waters, reef fishs can be attracted by feeding.
cobalt blue clam
There was a particular reef where there were lots of clams that came in vibrant colours.
Mushroom coral polyps
Snorkelling in Palau's crystal clear blue waters was amazing. The diversity of corals, colourful clams and reef fishes was wonderful. Whilst on the kayaking trip, our guide brought us to several great snorkelling spots. We would paddle to a secluded reef, put on our snorkelling gear and jump off the kayaks into the thriving reefs.
this is the view when you are amongst the jelly fish.
You MUST visit the Jelly fish lakes in Palau. You might have seen this natural wonder on nature documentaries on NGC or Discovery Channel. It was the main reason why I chose to visit Palau.
It was amazing to swim amongst the ga-zillions jelly fish. Don't worry, they are stingless since all their stinging nematocysts have been lost to their isolation in the limestone marine lake. The jelly fish made their living by their symbiotic algae (zooxanthellae). They have to sun themselves to allow the algae to photosynthesize.
Tip 1: bring suitable footwear since you have to climb up and down a small hill to access the lake. the island is limestone, so the surface can be sharp and slippery.
Tip 2: don't lift the jellyfish out of water. their bodies will be damaged that way. move gently and do not kick violently because you might accidentally damage these delicate creatures
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