Palau Travel Guide
The Palau island chain consists of an archipelago of about 340 coral and volcanic islands located in the western Pacific Ocean. Only eight of the islands are inhabited permanently. To the north-east lies Guam and to the south New Guinea and to the west the Philippines.
The islands vary geologically from the high, mountainous to low coral islands. All but six of Palau’s islands lie within an expansive lagoon, enclosed by the barrier reef.
Palau is most famous for hiking , bird watching in dense jungle; kayaking, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving in an abundant marine environment. It also offers the chance to learn about the native culture, through traditional villages, live performances, and, of course, by delving into the local cuisine.