"Canuckmike's Palau Page" Top 5 Page for this destination Palau by canuckmike

Palau Travel Guide: 304 reviews and 628 photos

Quite simply one of the most amazing countries that I have been to. I just simply loved it. Located at the westren edge of Micronesia it is a tiny nation of 458 square km and just 20,000 people, gaining it's independence in October 1994. It is most famous for the Rock Islands which magnificent balls of green just sticking out of the ocean and for the amazing diving in the surrounding waters. But it much more than that. Babeldaob the island that has most of Palau's land sees hardly any tourists. Peleliu island is a living museum of World War 2 with all the wreckage still surviving. And the people. Honestly some of the best I have ever met. There is no beggars on the street, no one trying to seperate you from your money and always ready to give a helping hand. Palau is one place I am definatly going back to in the near future.

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  • Pros:Amazing
  • Cons:American dollar makes things pricey
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  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    I had no idea Palau's national currency is the US Dollar. This is good to know.

  • catdockev's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2013 at 3:51 AM

    HI! I will be in Palau in April...Im looking for some info for planning...and possibly a local guide (with pay). Any help? ALSO...can I go to Jellyfish lake on my own or must be with guide??? THANK YOU kevcatdoc@aol.com

    • canuckmike's Profile Photo
      Feb 11, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      It's been about 7 years since I have been so I don't remember too much. For a guide, a man by the name of Tangie seems to know everything about the island of Peleliu. I'm sure you can easily find him by just asking around in Koror. With Jellyfish Lake, I got there by going diving and the divemaster went there for a side trip.

  • xuessium's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2007 at 10:52 PM

    Thanks mate for a great page; just grabbing ideas on what to expect....

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2007 at 1:40 AM

    Great introduction to Palau. Hope one day I can swim (scuba) with the manta rays at German Channel.

  • Lunaina's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2007 at 12:13 AM

    Very nice pages on Palau!! WOW!! Beautiful pictures!!

  • DarkRay's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2007 at 1:35 AM

    Very informative pages about Palau! Succinct and to the point. But you went to Palau to eat sushi? Guess Palauan food is not your cup of tea... Hehe ;-)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2006 at 5:58 PM

    Mike, a really excellent page on Palau! Your photos and descriptions of Ngardman Falls, the German Lighthouse, RockIsland and the megalithic site are amazing. Great to hear that South Pacific hospitality is still going strong!

  • ollyf's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2006 at 5:20 AM

    Good pages, Mike. Seems nobody has a basd word to say about Palau. One for the wishlist!

  • GandalfOnTour's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2006 at 9:49 AM

    Damn fine photos of an interesting place. Thanks for the tip!!


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