Palau


The Republic of Palau is incomparable. Lying between the Philippine Sea and North Pacific Ocean, these limestone islands surrounded by crystal clear cobalt blue water are home to a dazzling array of marine life.

Toss into the mix Micronesia's richest flora and fauna and some of the most sociable (and responsible) people, and it's no surprise that parts of Palau are known as the 'beginning of everything', a template the rest of the world would do well to follow.

In Palau we are proud to work with the beautiful S/Y Palau Siren. This luxury liveaboard affords the avid diver the opportunity to explore the nations varied and spectacular dive sites.


Diving...

Most tourists who come here like to spend their time underwater, for Palau is among the world's most spectacular diving and snorkelling destinations. Drift dives are the norm are sites are varied featuring coral reefs, blue holes, wartime wrecks, hidden caves and tunnels and vertical drop-offs. In terms of marine life divers can expect to see a variety of reef sharks, huge schools of jacks and barracuda, manta and eagle rays, Napoleon wrasse and batfish coupled with many critters and impressive coral reefs. There are also some outright miracles of evolution: giant clams that weigh a quarter of a ton and a lake teeming with 21 million softly pulsating, stingless jellyfish!


Land based attractions...

On land the republic embraces Micronesia's richest flora and fauna: exotic birds fly around the islands, crocodiles slip through the mangrove swamps and orchids sprout profusely in backyards. The Palauan archipelago is incredibly diverse, encompassing the polyglot state of Koror; the marvellous Rock Islands; Micronesia's second-largest island, Babeldaob; Peleliu, once war ravaged, now just ravishing; tranquil, tiny Angaur; the coral atolls of Kayangel and Ngeruangel; and the remote South-West Islands.

Example Excursions...

Whether you are arriving in Palau early or staying a few days after your holiday onboard the S/Y Palau Siren, there is plenty to see and experience.

Rock Island Tours
A full day excursion to wind your way through the amazing Rock Islands of Palau. During this tour you will visit various snorkel sites including Milky Way and Jellyfish Lake while learning about Palau with one of our naturalist guides. Stop off at Palau's beautiful beaches and wander through the tropical forests; a truly enchanting experience.

Babeldaob Land Tours
Take a journey around the biggest island in Palau and see Palau's "other side". During the day we visit ancient stone monoliths and traditional Melekeok villages to see the Bai's (men's meeting hut) and learn about Palauan culture and folklore from one of our experienced guides.

These are just a couple of examples of the many choices that we can offer, so please contact our expert travel team for more information and to discuss options.

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