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    Critter Condo Living
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    Local Plant Flower
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  • Palau, A trip of a lifetime

    Hi, posting a little bit late for you but here should be some helpful info for future travelers. Yes, United (formerly Continental) is pretty much the best choice if coming from the States. January thru March is generally the best time for diving. The problem is that is considered the 'High Season' and you get the privilege of paying the highest...

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  • Tropical paradise that you can learn...

    It's an understatement to say that the landscape and views are awe inspiring. I couldn't get over how many islands there were or how uniquely beautiful each one was!! The scuba diving/snorkeling is the biggest must-do activity in Palau. Second to the water sports was the opportunity we had to learn the historical significance that WWII played on...

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  • Other tips to take note

    Mobile phone on GSM roaming is non-existent in Palau.Official currency is the US dollarsTipping is optional in PalauExpect to pay about US$20 for a dinner meal; however, there are decent budget eats around the town. A half day land tour for 8 pax roughly cost US$20-25 per person

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  • Critters

    Seeing the local critters. Like this lizard, who has claimed a condo (tree) on his own island paradise. But don't forget the jellyfish. I wish I had my own island paradise too.But did you know, foreigners can only lease land. Ownership is not allowed unless you are a local. Friendly people, vacation, island paradise, friends that I've made.Tall...

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  • Departure Tax

    Just a reminder that Palau has a US $20 departure tax at the airport for Non-Palauans on international flights. It is not the most expensive departure tax that I have seen but still a bit steep.

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  • Stone Footpaths and Terraces

    A few things to keep an eye out for are stone paths and terraces. You will see some of these on Babeldaob Island. The stone footpaths are still used and connect villages together. I walked along one for a while and it took me to a sort of hang out spot in the jungle. A lot of the stones are rounded and can be slippery when wet. Terraces are still...

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  • Bai

    Bais were quite important to Palauans during the days of yore. They were a traditional meeting place for men. They had bais for chiefs only and bais as a sort of clubhouse where young men would learn how to be come a man. The only women that were ever allowed to enter bais would be the ones there for entertainment purposes only. They are elevated...

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  • Taste of Palau

    The Taste of Palau festival showcases the food and handicrafts of Palau. It is a good festival considering the size of the country. They have various sorts of traditional food plus new food made out of traditional products. There a couple dozen stands to look at and do some shopping for knick knacks. They have live music playing and contests...

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  • Palau Visitors Authority

    The Palau Visitor Authority is located at the intersection of the main road and the road that goes off to Ngerekebesang Island in Koror. I found these guys to be amazingly helpful in helping plan my vacation. I would ask them a question about a state and they would phone them up and try to find the answers for me. Even when I wanted to go to...

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  • Through the Looking Glass....

    Paradise thru distorted mirrors: Is the mug half empty, or it is just that it has been filled a few too many times.... Sitting out in the sun, chugging a few too many cold ones can make one ponder such things...

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  • Drifting

    Drift dives are great. No kicking, no swimming,,, Just kick back, buckle up, and enjoy the show.... Now if only they sold some popcorn and maybe a cold beer down here....

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  • Center of Attention

    Even in relatively remove Palau, the marine life does draw some crowds.... Here an Eagle ray is surrounded by the underwater papparazzi...

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  • Palau Sunset

    After being underwater for most of the day, I cant describe how enjoyable it was to sit on the beach (or in the pool) at the hotel, sip on a beer, and watch the fading sun light up the sky in reds and oranges... Every day the sunset was different there, but they were all spectacular....

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  • Manta Manta Manta

    There's nothing quite like a Giant Manta... Sharks are exciting, Eagle Rays are gracefully. Clownfish makes for nice photo ops, but to see they giant creatures sweep through the water is the best...Once day (hopefully) I'll get some pictures in crystal clear water of one... (They're strainer feeders, so are often found in water that is not so...

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  • A Face only Mama could love...

    Though Napoleon fish move quite gracefully through the water, there faces are just flat out butt ugly !!! (Big bump head, big lips and bulging eyes....)

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  • ...and Four Sharks

    A quick glance off the stern finds four more of the beasts.... Now even VT members less learned than Dr. Manueleb could probably calculate that the big fish appear to be propogating at a geometric rate... I can say that Palau is the first place that I have dove where you don't only see sharks on every dive, but you are actually surrounded by them...

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  • Two Sharks....

    A glance upward finds that two of his mates want to join the party... OK well, two sharks make for a better picture than one, I suppose...

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  • One Shark

    Well, lesseee.... I saw the first shark of the trip about 30 seconds into the first dive.... Just lucky maybe.... Well, I can fill out the requirement for at least one or two shark pictures anway....

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  • Inverted Moonwalking...

    Kinda of a Michael Jackson of the deep thing going on here....I dunno why, but this diver decided to try to do an upsidedown moonwalk across the bottom of the hull after this particular dive... Im sure there's a reason...

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  • Up close in the bai'

    a seafaring people that relies on the ocean and islands imagine the whole structure constructed without nails!

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  • Cultural dances

    Jelly Fish lake, the spectacular natural wonder! the clear blue sea and myriad marine life amongst the vibrant coral reefs.

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  • OMFG! Jellyfish lake!

    snorkle jellyfish lake. Camp on any of the rock islands. My dive shop dropped me off on my own island for the night with a full tank of air and gear. Fruit bats flying in the full moon light while I camped on a island about 10 miles from the next human. Oh man, if you have the ability to go to Palau.... GO NOW!

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  • tiffanylin's General Tip

    HA! no wonder why I add this picture on my page, just wanna tell you how beautiful there! hey, book a ticket and fly to palau, enjoy your vacation right now!!

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  • get scuba diving license...

    get scuba diving license first, then go diving in Big Drop-off, Blue Hole... When I met million fishes, 6 sharks and a sea turtle in Big Drop-off which is a good place for scuba diving. then I just found 'goddam, I forgot bringing my special camera.' So just only memories which I can't share.

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  • IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE, YOU WON'T...

    IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE, YOU WON'T REGRET, AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN PALAU. (pic by sunnyworld tour)

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  • MAKE SURE TO HAVE PASSPORT,...

    MAKE SURE TO HAVE PASSPORT, ENOUGH MONEY DEPENDING HOW LONG YOU STAY THERE. WEATHER IS SO HUMID SO BRING SHORTS AND T-SHIRTS. PEOPLE ARE SO FRIENDLY AND MORE RESPECTFUL TO EACH OTHER. I MISS WARM WEATHER AND MOSTLY FOOD. FRESH SEAFOOD AND FRESH FRUITS, COCONUT JUICE AND ESPECIALLY MY FAMILY

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  • Eat fresh fish and fruits, You...

    Eat fresh fish and fruits, You must take a tour with Sams tours, I usually hate tours but this is something else!! They really did a great job!! Kayaking on the beautiful waters, it was like a dream!Fishing was great and then just put the fish on the grill some lime and ready to eat!! Snorkeling was awesome but diving is even better, but I was...

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  • see the underwater world of...

    see the underwater world of Palau.It is unbelievable!Take a snorkel and forget your time in the water. Wonderful impressions and colours, different corals and fishes are waiting here.

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  • Visit Peleliu. If you like...

    Visit Peleliu. If you like seclusion,it's the place to be. Stay at Tangey's Guesthouse. Take a bike ride around the island. Not many people and very quiet. Also learn how to dive before you go. One of my fondest memories was when I visited the 1000 man cave and found a old Japanese hand grenade! Another was diving at Peleliu wall and seeing lots...

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Palau Hotels

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  • Palau Pacific Resort

    PO BOX 308, Koror, 96940, Palau

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Palau Plantation Resort

    PO Box 1722, Koror, 96940, Palau

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Carolines Resort

    P.o Box 399, Koror, 96940, PW

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Palau Royal Resort

    Po Box 10108, KOROR, Palau, 96940, PW

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Carp Island Resort

    Koror, 96940, Palau

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Penthouse Hotel

    P.O. Box 6013, Koror, 96940, Palau

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Palasia Hotel Palau

    P.O. Box 10027, Koror, 96940, Palau

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Sea Passion

    P.O. Box 10068, Koror, Palau

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Cliffside Hotel Palau

    PO Box 129, Koror, 96940, Palau

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

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