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Micronesia - Palau (Belau)

Palau offers you the world's most beautiful tropical paradise. Famous for its diving, Palau is rated as one of the world's best diving destinations by scuba aficionados. And why not...Palau has unspoiled reefs, caves, and walls with the most amazing array of marine life you can ever imagine.

Palau beckons to you with some of the world's most awesome natural wonders. Imagine the whitest beaches you will ever see, gardens of coral just beneath the clearest waters, lakes filled to the brim with 'sting less' jellyfish. Forests, waterfalls and caves that have never been ravaged by man, and hundreds of islands of the purest beauty abound all along our pristine archipelago.

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Palau rock islands - courtesy of Cliffside Hotel - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Lounging near rock islands in Palau - courtesy of Cliffside Hotel - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Jellyfish in Palau lake - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Lounging near rock islands - Courtesy of Cliffside Hotel - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com More rock islands - Courtesy of Cliffside Hotel - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Palau rock island - courtesy of Cliffside Hotel - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com The Rock Islands of Micronesia. Photo: Getty Images - Courtesy of images.canberratimes.com.au More rock islands - Courtesy of Cliffside Hotel - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com

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Videos

Intro clips to Survivor show, with good images of the island and wrecks - Courtesy of www.youtube.com Diving scenes from Palau - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com The breathtaking video at the bottom of the text was made possible by the good people at Sam's Tours and Ocean Wonders Productions in Palau, Micronesia. The majority of this footage was collected in one day over 3 dives. Palau is like no place on Earth rich in biodiversity - Courtesy of www.youtube.com

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Activities

Mother and Child Stone - Image coming soon! Historic Sites Mother and Child Stone

Malakal Lookout Tower - Image coming soon! Historic Sites Malakal Lookout Tower

Japanese Cemetery and Gun - Image coming soon! Historic Sites Japanese Cemetery and Gun

Neco Marine Dive Facility - Palau - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Diving/Snorkeling Neco Marine

Peleliu WWII Memorial Museum - Image coming soon! Museums/Gallery Peleliu WWII Memorial Museum

Courtesy of www.localgetaways.com Nature/Parks/Beaches Jellyfish Lake

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Courtesy of www.ngardmau.com Nature/Parks/Beaches Ngardmau Waterfall

Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Museums/Gallery Etpison Museum

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Courtesy of 1.bp.blogspot.com Amusement Park Palau Eco Theme Park

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Travel Information  Travel Information

From the western seaboard of the United States, you can hop to Hawaii, skip to Guam, then jump to Palau. For a scenic island route, you can do an island hop across Micronesia to Palau. Through Asia, there are twice weekly charter services between Taipei, Taiwan and Palau and additional flights are also available during peak seasons (including South Korea). From Europe, visitors can fly via Emerates direct to Manila, Philippines and onwards with Continental Airlines to Palau--this is possible without overnight stay in Manila.

A great reference for airline flights is located at Visit Palau: Getting There

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History: Palau's early history is still largely veiled in mystery. Why, how or when people arrived on our beautiful islands is unknown, but studies indicate that today's Palauans are distant relatives of the Malays of Indonesia, Melanesians of New Guinea and Polynesians. As for the date of their arrivals, carbon dating of artifacts from the oldest known village sites on the Rock Islands and the spectacular terraces on Babeldaob place civilization here as early as 1,000 BC.

English-Speaking?: YES

Weather: Palau enjoys a pleasantly warm climate all year round with an annual mean temperature of 82 degrees F. (27 deg C.). Rainfall can occur throughout the year, and the annual average is 150 inches. The average relative humidity is 82%, and although rain falls more frequently between July and October, there is still much sunshine. Typhoons are rare as Palau is located outside the typhoon zone.

Customs/VISA: Nationals of any country (except Bangladesh and Myanmar, which must obtain a VISA prior to arrival), can obtain a free visa on arrival. The visa is valid for a maximum stay of 30 days but can be extended twice for a fee. In order to obtain a visa on arrival visitors are required to hold a proof of sufficient funds (USD 200 per week).

Currency: The official currency of the Republic is the U.S. Dollar. Visa, JCB, Master Card, and American Express cards are widely accepted at stores and visitor facilities. There are FDIC insured banks and major hotels with limited foreign currency exchange. In addition, Palau has money transfers such as Western Union or through Bank Institution.

Immunization: Cholera and Yellow Fever immunizations are required for those arriving from infected areas.

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Fish 'n Fins

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Wilderness Travel - Palau Snorkeling and Sea Kayaking

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Dining  Restaurants and Dining

Mereko's Ice Hut - Image coming soon! Mereko's Ice Hut

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Berrous Restaurant - Courtesy of www.airaiwaterparadise.com Berrous Restaurant

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Coconut Terrace - Image coming soon! Coconut Terrace

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Accommodations  Hotel and Accommodations

Courtesy of media.expedia.com Airai Water Paradise Hotel & Spa  Check availability and book reservations now

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Palau Plantation Resort - Image coming soon! Palau Plantation Resort

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Rose Garden Resort - Image coming soon! Rose Garden Resort

Exterior view of hotel - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Cliffside Hotel

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Links
  • Wikipedia: Palau - Palau is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, some 500 miles (800 km) east of the Philippines and 2,000 miles (3,200 km) south of Tokyo...

  • Palau Visitors Authority Website - The Palau Visitors Authority (PVA) is a semi-autonomous body created by law to promote and encourage the development and marketing of tourism as one of the primary economic sectors of the Republic...

  • General Information about Palau - General Information document about Palau from Environmental Quality Protection Board...

  • "Survivor Palau" Map - Information about shooting locations and maps of Survivor Palau TV series filmed in 2005...

  • Culture of Palau - Informative website about the culture, geography, economy and other demographic aspects of Palau....

  • Global Traveler USA- Palau: Island Time - Information about the island and the many different ways to explore the many islands of Palau....

  • Star Alliance Micronesia Airpass - Read how you can travel conveniently throughout Micronesia with the Airpass. It gives you great choice and flexibility to plan an unforgettable journey in this unique corner of the world. You can choose from over 20 destinations within Asia and Micronesia which are covered by the Airpass....

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Dave D. wrote about Dominica:

"Dominica was another stop on our Caribbean cruise. Here's an excerpt from my blog post about our day in Dominica:

The bus departed from the pier at 10:30am and we were en route to our first stop up in the mountains for a hike to a waterfall. As we drove through town, it looked really poor - more than the other places we've visited. During our history lesson of Dominica we learned that the island is 99% volcanic rock and 1% limestone, that there are 17 dormant volcanoes and 365 rivers - one river for every day of the year, and during leap years they find another river, was the joke.

The bus stopped after the 45-minute drive through the mountains, and we were at the entry point of the rain forest for the walk to Spanny's Waterfall. A few people stopped to use the facilities but the rest of the group began their walk through the rain forest - great tour guide, just leaving us to navigate on our own. The walk was roughly 20-minutes and was a pretty substantial hike through the mud. We saw a lot of interesting and colourful plants along the way, but surprisingly no bugs. The waterfall was absolutely beautiful. Could have spent a lot more time there.

Back on the bus, we made our way down the mountain and to Mero Beach, which is a black sand beach. The drive down the mountain was a little easier to handle than the drive up. Baron sure did like to grind the gears, and take the turns pretty fast. The beach was pretty interesting, seeing that I've never been to a black sand beach before. The water looked really murky, but was surprisingly clear - the black sand makes the water clarity deceiving. Because we were with the tour group, we didn't have to pay for the chairs/umbrella, and we were given a free drink at the bar.

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