Palau is a beautiful archipelago of over 500 islands, an integral part of the Micronesia region in the western Pacific Ocean (Palau shares maritime boundaries with Indonesia). This archipelago is known for its dazzling array of natural wonders, green mountains and sandy beaches on its east coast, and grassy fields surrounded by palm trees. Worldwide travellers visit here to enjoy their vacations and have some thrilling water sporting activities.
Travellers especially come here to see:
- Pristine limestones
- Volcanic islands
- Emerald forest
- Turquoise lakes and lagoons
- Expanse of the Pacific Ocean
- Coral atoll
- Sharks and turtles
- Underwater plants and animals
- Vast uninhabited islands
Interesting facts about Palau…
- Around 21,000 people reside in Palau. Of those, about 70 percent of Palauans live on the island of Koror.
- Palau covers an area of 489 square kilometers (189 square miles).
- The Rock Islands of Palau, also called Chelbacheb, are a small collection of limestone or coral uprises.
- All year round, Palau experiences a pleasantly warm climate with an annual average temperature of 27 degrees C.
The Rock Islands
If you want to spoil yourself and attune with Mother nature, visit the Rock islands. It is a tiny collection of limestone or coral uprises, ancient relics of coral reefs. Travellers especially come here to see the hypnotic Southern Lagoon, between Koror and Peleliu.
The vast island is highly beautiful and attracts people because of its stunning reefs, jellyfishes, diving spots and exotic beaches.
This is the largest island in Palau. It is in the western Caroline Islands, and the second largest island in the Micronesia. It is famous for its pristine natural beauty and fabulous climatic conditions.
Its mountains and sandy beaches are engaging and encourage people to relax. Shoreline, mangrove forest and native flora and fauna are worth exploring in Babeldaob.
Eil Malk or Mecherchar
If you want to go beyond the borders of your imagination, visit Eil Malk. It is the main island of the Mecherchar Islands, and located 23 kilometers southeast of Koror near the bordering reef of Palau.
Travellers enjoy this densely wooded island and wander around to witness the ultimate atmosphere. Its more than 10 small lakes makes it even more wonderful and worth exploring.
Best time to visit Palau – December to March
So, are you ready to explore the underwater universe in Palau?