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Palau Travel Guide: 291 reviews and 592 photos

The Republic of Palau comprises clusters of islands and atolls, of which the popular ones are known as Rock Islands.

Info of the archipelago island.

Location: In the Pacific Ocean, 700km from the Philippines and a little closer to Guam.
Capital: Melekeok (formerly Koror)
Area: 458 sq m
Population: some 21,000+ (as at end-2007)
Language: English and Palauan

Currency: US$ dollar
Climate: Tropical, hot and humid (27-29 degrees Celcius on average)
Major tourist activities: Scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking
Time zone: 1 hour ahead of Manila, The Philippines
Airline: Continental Micronesia with connecting flights to Palau from Manila, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Hawaii, Guam, etc...

Note: Dynamite fishing and shark finning is illegal.

Quick tips...

Basically, Palau is renowned for its underwater landscapes.

Must-go dive sites:
Blue Corner
Siaes Tunnel
German Channel
Ulong Channel
Japanese wrecks
Peleliu wall
Shark city
Chandelier cave (a cave system comprising 4 chambers)

Non-diving activities and main attractions
- Kayaking and experiencing the beauty of Rock Islands
- Waterwall trekking
- Babelbaob
- The 'Milky Way' (natural white mud spa around the Rock Islands)
- Snorkelling
- Land tours

Food guide
- The Taj (Northern Indian)
- Dragon Tei (Japanese)
- Bottom Time Grill Cafe
- The Carp Restaurant
- Rock Island Cafe
- Internet cafes
- Shanghainese noodle restaurant (along a winding road to Lehns Apartment)
- Fast food joints tucked in convenience stores at some gasoline stations
- Bem Ermii Burgers and Fries
- ...and many more Japanese, Korean and Western restaurants

Jelly fish lake

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  • In a nutshell:A place I wouldnt mind visiting again if I do not have to break my piggy bank
  • Last visit to Palau: Nov 2007
  • Intro Updated Feb 2, 2009
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