Palau can be accessed via Guam. It is about a 2 hour flight from Guam.
Continental Airlines is convenient and has regular flights to Palau.
Please note Palau is one-hour behind Guam's time. |
||Visa is not required for visitors staying less than 30 days. |
|Currency and Exchange
||The official currency of the Republic of Palau is the U.S. Dollar. Money can be exchanged at hotels or banks. As the rates are not good, we recommend you to have the money changed before you leave your home country. Shopping can be done in cash, credit cards, and travelers' checks. |
||110 volts, 60 hertz, 2 terminal type electrical outlets. |
|What to Wear
||T-shirts, shorts, and casual clothing, which is worn throughout the year. However, since the buildings are air conditioned, those who are sensitive to cold should bring long sleeves or jackets. Although Palau is a tropical island, it is not acceptable to walk around the streets in swimming suits or with your body exposed. Don't forget your hats, sunglasses, and rain coats (wind breakers etc.). Sunscreen is essential. |
|Airport Departure Tax
||Set aside $20 U.S. Dollars for the departure tax at the airport. |
||It is a small island country just above the equator located on the western end of Micronesia, about 3000km south of Japan. There are a total of 586 islands of which only 9 are inhabited by people.
||Palau gained its independence from UN trusteeship on September 1, 1994. It consists of 16 states with Koror(relocated to Melekeok) as the capital city.
|Population & Language
||It has a population of approximately 17,000. The native language is Palauan, however English is spoken throughout the islands.
||Tropical oceanic climate. Average annual temperature is 27'C. Many squalls and high humidity. Mangroves and beaches spread out along the coasts of the Palau islands which are surrounded by lagoons. Babeldaob, the largest island of Palau, is covered with jungles still left untouched. The inland sea is dotted with countless numbers of uninhabited islands called rock islands. About an hour by speedboat or 2 hours by ferryboat south of Koror, are the historic islands of Peleliu and Angaur. Old battlefields of World War II still remain and a sight to see. As you can see Palau is a country abundant in nature both under and above the sea.
Clear blue sky,
The coral reefs lie beneath the emerald green sea,
Coconut trees and hibiscuses,
Here is the paradise full of charm...
The greatest diving spot in the world!
The lure of Palau lies in nothing else but the blue and perfectly clear sea!
When the bright sun shines over it, the color of the sea turns another shade of blue and the colorful coral
reefs become even more attractive.
Of course, in Palau, you can enjoy the immaculate sea by merely swimming in it.
But we want you to feel the sea - the sea which is admired as the world's greatest scuba diving spot.
Fishes will decorate the stage, manta rays elegantly dancing, and sharks displaying the exquisite
beauty of their curves. From time to time you can have a glimpse of an exciting scene of the survival of the fittest.
Blue Corner is the most representative place of all the diving spots in Palau and is visited frequently by many divers.
Diving in Palau's reefs and seas will bestow profound emotions in you just as Dolphin Diving does.