Palau (Belau) is a group of more than 500 islands in the Micronesia area of Oceania, to the southeast of the Philippines. Palau has all of the gorgeous tropical tranquillity you could wish for in a South Pacific island state. Most visitor attractions are found on and around The Rock Islands or Chelbachebover.

Palau officially became an independent nation on October 1, 1994. Before its independence, it was part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific under US administration for almost 30 years. Palau offers over 250 rock islands and several tiny, uninhabited places that offer enchanting views and some of them are World Heritage sites.

The currency in use is US Dollar. Also, Japanese Yen are acceptable on many islands. Other currencies may be difficult to use or exchange. Hotels and other tourist facilities accept credit cards. 

Palau uses type AB sockets, as in the USA. Check out the above-linked page to see the photos and other useful information. The standard voltage is 120V.

Renting a car on Palau is easy. You can even book in advance via the Internet. 

Palau is an invitation to a paradise. You can enjoy a cocktail in one of the beach clubs on the country’s perfect white sand beaches, admire the beautiful deserted bays and lagoons from a kayak or do as most visitors do: dive under to see the stunning and untouched marine life right under the surface. Popular dives include the Blue Corner, the Blue Hole, and the German Channel. You can dive the same site again and again and have completely different experiences each time.

Palau is most famous for scuba diving. One of the most famous dive sites, Blue Corner, has frequent sharks visits and high current, is located less than 1-hour boat ride from most resorts. This is only reserved for the most adventurous. We don’t recommend going near the sharks.

There are also tours to WWII battle fields on Palau. Palau is also famous for its jellyfish lakes. These lakes contain jellyfish which have evolved away their stingers in the absence of predators. There are many tours which will go to the jellyfish lake to snorkel. Scuba diving is not permitted in the jellyfish lake but Palau Jellyfish Lake is one of the most intriguing natural phenomena and scientific mysteries. A must do once-in-a-lifetime experience.

July 13, 2016 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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