The island nation of Palau is located in the western waters of the Pacific Ocean. Home to more than 250 islands and islets, the country has a small and scattered population. It is often said to be one of the best places on the planet for incredible diving opportunities, with the surrounding waters home to an amazing array of fascinating aquatic life. The local flora and fauna add to Palau’s majestic appeal, and it wouldn’t be too far out to refer to Palau as a veritable Eden. Paradisical and perfect in many ways, here are some awesome things that you can expect on a visit to Palau:
Jelly Fish Lake
A truly unique attraction, the Jelly Fish Lake is, as the name suggests, a massive lake that is home to many jelly fish. There’s no need to be afraid of snorkeling amongst the beautiful creatures though – with no natural predators living in the lake’s waters, the jelly fish here evolved over thousands of years and now have no sting. The lake is believed to be around 12,000 years old, and is on the interesting Rock Island.
The Milky Way Lagoon
The visually-appealing Milky Way Lagoon is also known for its therapeutic qualities. Why not indulge in a natural spa treatment as you soak up the beauty? Grab a handful of the white and gloopy mud from within the lagoon and liberally slather it all over your body for silky-soft skin.
If you’re looking for a truly outstanding and something really extra special, take a helicopter ride over the many islands of Palau. High up in the skies, the small islands and islets rise majestically from the sparkling waters of the sea, creating a lovely vision of greens and bright blues. Marvel at the interesting rock formations, see lots of nature, and take some incredible photographs of the country’s natural beauty from above. Nothing quite beats a bird’s eye view of Palau!
Japanese Military Headquarters Building
Peleliu Island saw an incredibly fierce battle during WWII. It is hard to believe that the peaceful island saw much brutality and violence just several decades ago. The island’s main settlement, Kloulklubed, was used as a Japanese command centre during the war. Today’s visitors can see what is left of the communications centre, now overgrown and eerily deserted. Rather like something that you would expect to see in a horror film, it lets you take a peek into the past and understand more about the area’s tragic past.
Koror is the capital of Palau, home to a lively atmosphere and a terrific place for getting to know the locals and experiencing a slice of the culture. There are several excellent craft shops where you can pick up some great souvenirs and mementoes from your trip, and a number of top quality restaurants where you can enjoy the succulent local fare. As night time starts to fall, check out some of the buzzing bars.
Palau has many natural, cultural, and historical delights to enjoy – what are you waiting for?!