Palau (Republic of Palau)

A Palau Travel Guide will tell you that this island chain off the coast of Indonesia is a great place for any kind of adventure. It is a perfect place for anyone who loves nature, white sand and surfing! It is also a great place for anyone who loves to play in the water. The waves in this island are gentle and it is easy to get around; there are no big hotels or resorts and most restaurants serve food that can be found on the beach. There is also a popular surf school nearby so that you can enjoy some great training!

One of the best things about Palau is that there are many great diving spots. You can go scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking or simply take a walk on the crystal clear waters of the marine reserves. Palau Travel Guide says that you need to bring a good supply of wetsuits, water shoes, sunglasses, rubber sandals, a knife and your favourite baits and lures. If you are a novice then you can learn to dive in one of the three dive shops situated at Bartolome Island, which is Palau's marine national park. There are also several clubs in Palau that can help you get a certification in diving should you choose to take up this sport.

The other thing that you need to do if you want to visit all the diving hot spots in Palau is to check out the Palau travel guide to determine when the best times are to go. The island of Palau has three major islands Willemstad, Akaroa and Tiritiri. All these islands have some excellent diving spots, however, it is recommended that you go to the island of Willemstad, which has the best whale watching, because here you will get to watch blue whales, feeding in the nearby ocean.

The other major island of Palau, along with the other tourist islands is the island of Tiritiri, which is well-known for its scenic beauty. The well-known sights here include the well-known turtle conservation project, as well as the beautiful volcanic landscapes, as well as the national park. If you love the outdoors and wildlife then Tiritiri is an ideal destination for you. There are a number of camping sites as well as nature parks here.

Once you have visited the beautiful island of Tiritiri, you can then head to the island of Wijaya. This is another popular tourist spot, as many tourists come here on holiday. You will find Wijaya to be very picturesque with palm trees lining the coast, and the waters teeming with fish. There are plenty of great resorts here, and many tourists like to stay here in these luxurious resorts. To enjoy your stay here you will need to book yourself a Wijaya villa or resort hotel.

The last part of your trip to Palau will be to enjoy its other natural wonders. There are a number of amazing beaches in this island, including those near the island of Wijaya. The beaches are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing. There are also some remote marine reserves around the island, which are not open to tourists.

You will also need to know more about Palau's culture before you go here. If you check out the official government website you will find information about the history of this small island, as well as about the different religions and their customs. The Palau travel blog is your best source of information if you want to learn more about the local history of this island. This blog has links to articles written by local historians, so make sure you check them out.

One of the top things you can do in Palau, is to go snorkeling. There are several good dive sites here, but if you want to explore further you should visit the nearby islands of Tioman and Grande Rivere. These two islands have volcanic craters, underwater hot springs and other interesting natural attractions. You should also see the underwater cultural museum of Mano Juan, which displays relics from the early Polynesian culture.

Palau Travel FAQs


Are vaccinations required before travelling?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Palau are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Palau?

For up to date information around safety and security in Palau read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Palau.

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Palau is from february until may and august, when you will have a warm temperature and mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Palau is 29°C in january and the lowest is 28°C in february.

Do I need a visa to enter Palau?

Palau tourist visa is not required for citizens of United Kingdom for a stay up to 30 days.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Palau is the United States Dollar (USD). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Palau you can grab amazing United States Dollar deals via Wise.com (GBP to USD).

What wild animals live in Palau?

Palau has more species of marine life than any other area of similar size in the world; corals, fish, snails, clams, sea cucumbers, starfish, sea urchins, sea anemones, jellyfish, squid, and feather-duster worms exist in profusion and variety.

What is the traditional food?

One unique dish you will find in Palau is fruitbat soup where the fruit bat wings and head are cooked in a broth of coconut. Fish from the sea are cooked in all different ways and also eaten raw. The cuisine has influences from America, Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and other Pacific Islands.

What Languages are spoken in Palau?

Palauan is a Malayo-Polynesian language native to the Republic of Palau, where it is one of the two official languages, alongside English.

How much do you tip?

The currency in Palau is the United States Dollar (For almost all restaurants, a service charge of 10% will automatically be added to the bill so tipping is not mandatory.).

Where can I find a local travel expert for Palau?

Local Palau travel experts are available.

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  • Police: 911
  • Ambulance: 911
  • Fire: 911
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    The GMT time difference is 8 hours

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