Palau Things to Do

  • Belau National Museum
    Belau National Museum
    by Ekahau
  • Belau National Museum
    Belau National Museum
    by Ekahau
  • walking on long beach
    walking on long beach
    by hanspeter_W.

Palau Things to Do

  • visit koror capital of palau

    even a small capital..Koror is surely worth to visit..especially for several excelltn restaurants, shops and bars

    more
  • nice walk on long beach

    by low tide you can wlak and relax and have swim at the shallow water of long beach at the rock island of palau

    more
  • visit milky way and get nice skin

    The Milky Way Lagoon is famous for its being a natural spa treatment. Locals and tourists alike look forward to apply the white mud from the lagoon all over their body. Tourist guides claim that applying the mud will make you lose ten years off your age. Well, it doesn’t matter if it delivers or not because the experience alone is worth it. Aside...

    more
  • visit jellylake

    Jellyfish Lake (Palauan: Ongeim'l Tketau, "Fifth Lake") is a marine lake located on Eil Malk island in Palau. Eil Malk is part of the Rock Islands, a group of small, rocky, mostly uninhabited islands in Palau's Southern Lagoon, between Koror and Peleliu. There are about 70 other marine lakes located throughout the Rock Islands. Jellyfish Lake is...

    more
  • Belau National Museum and Etpison Museum

    Love the little Museums and the Palauan art work they exhibit from all aspects of Palauan life, including art, photo history, Palau storyboards and sculptures. I love history and found the walk that traces the history of German Japanese colonial occupation and US trust territory. The center piece to me was the beautiful wood-and-thatch communal...

    more
  • Tobi and Helen outer Islands

    Some like it remote Tobi Island, is remote it is the southernmost of Palau's sixteen states, consisting of Tobi Island with a population of about 20 and Helen Reef with a population of 3 make up this stateHelen or Helens Reef (Hotsarihie), about 70 km east of Tobi Island, is a large atoll, with one island Helen Island. . The atoll is 25 km long and...

    more
  • Peleliu Island WW2 Museum.

    I saw A program on the history channel about one of the of the fiercest battles of WWII took which took place on Peleliu Island in Palau during 1944. Kloulklubed is the main settlement on the Palau island of Peleliu. it is situated at the northern end of the island, close to North beach. The village was a centre of Japanese operations during World...

    more
  • Palau Aquarium

    The Palau Aquarium has indoor and outdoor exhibits showcasing fish and corals from around Palau. Exhibits focus on Palau's mangrove, seagrass, inner reef, reef crest, and outer reef ecosystems. The aquarium has several endangered species, including adult and juvenile Napoleon (Humphead) Wrasse, Saltwater Crocodiles, Green Turtle, as well as...

    more
  • Snorkeling! of course

    Beautiful ocean that make you just wanna stay in the water! :-P Jellyfish lake is amazing ,but the sunscreen of tourists,that kill many jellyfishes

    more
  • Rock Island Beaches

    Some of the rock islands which have been weathered more severely than others bolster finely crushed coral beaches and some of the most amazing scenery that I have ever seen. During the Rock Island tour we stopped at this beach and were allowed to snorkel again.The views off the coast of this island were spectacular. Whether its snorkeling or scuba...

    more
  • Milky Way

    In a cove behind one of the islands is an area known by the locals as the "Milky Way." The sand found in this cove is what has given it the name. Its granules are so small that it takes on the consistency of mud. It is however still shell fragments so it is used to exfoliate the skin of visitors and locals alike. When the boat stops here you will...

    more
  • Jellyfish Lake

    On one particular Island the sea water has continuously been able to flow from the ocean into the middle of the island by seeping through the coral to a one of a kind lake. Known as Jellyfish Lake, it is a wonder that contains a kind species of jellyfish that is found nowhere else on earth.Every other species of Jellyfish can sting and kill their...

    more
  • Mushroom Shaped Rock Islands

    The Rock Islands were once a Coral Reef that was submerged in times where the ocean levels were higher. When ocean levels receded the reef became islands. The reef that remained was entirely made up of coral which is primarily limestone. By nature, limestone is very prone to weathering by chemicals in rainwater and without the living properties to...

    more
  • Rock Islands

    When in Palau you simply must visit the Rock Islands. These Peculiar mushroom shaped islands were created when a coral reef grew in times when the ocean covered higher elevations. After the oceans receded the Islands of coral remained. Trees and other foliage made their way on the coral islands. When walking on these islands be careful but enjoy...

    more
  • Etpison Museum: Celebrating Culture

    The owners of the museum are business acquintances of my boss and invited us to visit the family-owned and managed museum. As we had some spare time in the morning before our flight we decided to take them up on their offer. For a minimal fee you will get to learn more about Palau's unique culture, nature and history. The museum is well-run and...

    more
  • Jellyfish Lake: surreal encounter

    Swimming in Jellyfish lake is surreal. Imagine swimming in a lake surrounded by jellyfish knowing they can't sting you. Imagine all those tiny blobs floating in the water. Unbelievable. Luckily, I was able to enjoy this experience. Be prepared though to do a bit of a hike to get to the lake. and Make sure to bring a life vest as the water can drag...

    more
  • baot tour

    you can see thefantastic water colorsnow sandsilky wayetc....never experience this wonderful spot anywhere.

    more
  • Scuba Dive: Palau

    Palau is predominantly a divers destination so you should probably go diving. If you've never been scuba diving this would be a fantastic place to get certified. I would highly recommend Sam's Tours as your dive operator. They are a class act with top notch dive guides, 5 star all the way. Now lets get to the heart of the matter here, there's no...

    more
  • World class water sports & WWII...

    Since the manager to our hotel set this snorkel trip up for us, I'm not quite sure of the company's name (you can always email William though - william@landmarkmarina.com) to find out. Since our hotel has it's own marina/dock it was very convenient to have our group meet in the lobby at 9:00AM. We boarded the boats and were off on our tour within a...

    more
  • Of Mandarin fish and manta rays

    One of the best house reef dives - plenty of mandarin fish that make a great object for underwater photography.Another favourite dive site is German Channel where at both times to the site, we spotted manta rays.

    more
  • Snorkelling - Stingless Jelly Fish

    One of the not to be missed activity is to snorkel around the JellyFish lake where we can swim/snorkel with millions of stingless jellyfish.

    more
  • Scuba diving at the many great dive...

    Scuba diving is a major attraction in Palau and scuba divers can experience drift dives, wall, cave, muck and wreck diving. Most of the dive sites are relatively well known for pelagics (big marine life) and at the time of my visit, we spotted napolean wrasse, schools of barracudas, sharks and manta rays along colourful coral reefs.

    more
  • Rock Islands

    Rock IslandsThe Rock Islands are Palau's wonder of the world. The most impressive seascape I have seen it is truly the crowning glory. More than 200 of these jungle-topped knobs of limestone dot the waters for a 20 mile (35km) stretch south of Koror. Their bases, having been worn away by tidal action and grazing sea creatures, are narrower than...

    more
  • Boat Trip

    Even if you don't dive, go on a boat trip to explore the Rock Islands, the Milky Way, lunch picnic, hiking, JellyFish lake, etc. Many things are only seen via boat since you have to go to another island.

    more
  • Angaur

    AngaurIf you are like me and go the most remote places than Angaur is for you it is the southernmost of the Palau Islands group, and for the independent traveler looking to get off the beaten track, it has some serious South Seas charm. It's a low-key place, with only one village and just over 200 people, who are outnumbered 3-to-1 by crab-eating...

    more
  • Ngemelis Wall

    The Ngemelis Wall is widely considered to be the world's finest wall dive. Starting in knee-deep water, it vertically drops off nearly 1000 ft (300m), showcasing a brilliant rainbow of sponges and soft coral whose intense colors form the backdrop for quivering 9ft (3m) sea fans and giant black coral trees. Blue Corner is the country's most popular...

    more
  • Babeldaob

    BabeldaobBabeldaob is a giant Island by Micronesia standards, has a land area of over 400 sq km. This make Babeldaob, more than four times the total area of all the other islands put together.Unlike most of Palau which are atolls Babeldaob is a high, volcanic island made of gently rolling hills, with beautiful stretches of sandy beach on the east...

    more
  • Jellyfish Lake

    Jellyfish Lake is a marine lake, popularized in the a National Geographic TV special Medusa, wherein millions of tiny stingerless jellyfish float and bob in unison.Some of the Rock Islands have soft, white-sand beaches to laze about on after a dive, while others boast caves with dripping stalactites, rock arches and underground channels; ancient...

    more
  • Interesting Wildlife

    The wildlife is all around. Feral dogs roam the streets especially once you have gotten away from Koror. In the houses gecko's greet you constantly, and are seen as something of a nuisance similar to cockroaches. When traveling further away from Koror the jungle atmosphere is even more prevalent. I was fortunate to see many types of lizards, frogs...

    more
  • Scuba Diving

    Due to popular demand I am making a tip about scuba diving. After all that is the reason most people go to Palau and for good reason, the Palau Trench is one of the deepest trenches on earth and Palau is one of the few places on earth where Nautilus can be seen. The variety of coral and different species of ocean life is also as prolific as one can...

    more
  • Kayak tour of the Rock Island

    is the best way to spend that pre-flight day when you're not supposed to go diving. Oh hell, I'd recommend to switch one 2-tank diving trip for kayaking anytime! They take you out with a speed boat and you only need to paddle around the nicest places, so it's suitable for anyone. You'll see fantastic lakes connected to the sea, beautiful beaches...

    more
  • Ngatpang Waterfall

    A trip to the Ngatpang waterfall will take you about 45 minutes from Koror. The road is dirt but is not as bad as it gets further north. From the road there are several signs pointing the way. There is a short trail down to the bottom that is very muddy so be careful. one of the members of my group broke their sandles in the mud. Not like it was a...

    more
  • The Arch

    The Beauty of the of the Rock islands is very aparent when adventuring through them. Some of the islands are only 20 feet (6 m) around and others are hundreds of acres. This island is one of the most photographed sights above water in all of Palau. It is commonly referred to as the Arch.The weathering of this tiny island left it in this peculiar...

    more
  • Badrulchau

    Badrulchau is Palau's largest and possibly oldest megalithic site. There are 39 monoliths and a numerous amount of carved faces. What the site was originally intended for is still a mystery but most believe it was for a large structure, possibly a giant bai. What of the legends about Badrulchau goes something along the lines of eight men, possibly...

    more
  • Peleliu

    The island (and state) of Peleliu is about a 2 hour state boat ride southwest of Koror. It was the site of one of the bloodiest Pacific battles of WW2 where over 12,000 men lost there lives in about 2 months of combat. The intensity of the battles on the island are still seen today with all the war wreckage still laying about. It was a battle were...

    more
  • Rock Islands

    Quite realistically this is the reason to come to Palau. The Rock Islands are absolutly amazing. They are little limestone islands completely covered with greenery. Limestone being limestone, it is very susceptable to weathering so the bottoms of the islands are being undercut by the ocean giving them a very mushroom like appearance. The islands...

    more
  • The Capital Building

    This, the new grand capital building is based off of the United States Capital Building. It is really nicely done but seems a bit excessive for such a tiny nation. It is located on Babeldaob Island and in Melekeok State. I heard it was moved here from Koror for a number of reasons some being to relieve congestion in Koror and another one being to...

    more
  • The German Lighthouse, Area Around and...

    From 1899 to 1914, Palau was under occupation from the Germans. In 1903 they built a lighthouse on the northern portion of Urukthapel island to guide ships through the lighthouse channel to the port of Koror. The lighthouse is made of coral rock and there is an old rusty metal ladder that takes you to the top of the 30 foot lighthouse. Once on top,...

    more
  • Ngardmau Waterfall

    Palau's main waterfall and probaly one of Babeldaob's main attractions is Ngardmau Waterfall. Located in Ngardmau state in northern Babeldoab island, Ngardmau waterfall is well worth the excursion to get here. They are one of the most beautiful falls I have ever seen, set in an amazing location. It takes about 30-45 minutes to hike from the parking...

    more
  • Babeldaob

    The largest island in Palau with by far most of the country's landmass and is Micronesia's second largest island. Although Palau's international airport is on Babeldaob, it is a hardly visited region by most tourists. It has 10 of Palau's 16 states. Ngarchelong, Ngaraard, Ngiwal, Ngchesar, Melekeok, Airai, Aimeliik, Ngatpang, Ngeremlengui and...

    more
  • Koror

    Koror is the capital city and economic centre of Palau. It was my base for exploring the island. This is where you will find almost all of the restaurants and hotels in the country. I really enjoyed this city. I found it to be quite clean and tidy. Even though it is a fairly modern city (by small country standards) you can see a lot of pre WW2...

    more
  • Palau Japan Friendship Bridge

    When going out of Koror to the rest of the island you will have to cross the Palau Japan Friendship bridge. The channel that it crosses was a strategic point in the battle that was fought their in the second world was and there are some gun turrets below at the end of the cape in a private dumping site. It was funded and built by the Japanese after...

    more
  • The Arrival

    It's not really a "Must See" coz you'll be looking out the window anyway (hopefully).One of the most amazing things about this unbelievable place is the landing of your aircraft.As far as i know, aircraft only enter from Guam, Tokyo and Manila.Continental Micronesia flies there from Manila (my entrance point) and the landing will blow your mind.You...

    more
  • Kayaking the Islands

    Kayaking around the small Rock Islands has become a part of many tours around Palau. The one I took started with a boat ride and after a little snorkeling and more boating we wound up at a beach where the kayaks were stationed. From there we paddled around and were able to get much closer to the islands and more greatly appreciate their...

    more
  • Etpison museum

    Ok so once youre burnt, or it rains and you need to do something inside for a bit I recomend the museum. You can walk through in twenty minutes, theres a gift shop upstairs, as well as a restaurant, although I had some pretty bland chicken there. My prized possesion I brought back is a two book set all about Palau, with an overview of all the...

    more

Palau Hotels

See all 17 Hotels in Palau
  • 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

Top Palau Hotels

Koror Hotels
3 Reviews - 9 Photos
Melekeok Hotels
See nearby hotels

Instant Answers: Palau

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

82 travelers online now

Comments

Palau Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Palau things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Palau sightseeing.
Map of Palau