Rock Islands

 

Palau is a group of islands in the Micronesia area of Oceania, to the southeast of the Philippines.

The Rock Islands in Palau’s Southern Lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with extraordinary ocean and island scenery, as well as amazing coral reefs.

The Palauans have long had a well-established matrilineal society, believed to have descended from Javanese precedents.

Typical of many remote islands where tourism is the main industry, prices are comparatively high. Even a low-end daily budget would be around US$100/day.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
 

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Cliffside View Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a barbecue, Cliffside View Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Koror. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 6.8/10.

$130

 
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West Plaza Downtown

Located in the heart of Koror, only 500 metres from local restaurants, bars and cafés, West Plaza Downtown features rooms with cable TV and an en suite bathroom. The tour desk can arrange scuba diving, fishing and jungle tours. Average score from 56 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$111

 
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Neverland

Featuring free airport transfers and free WiFi, Neverland offers pet-friendly accommodation in Airai State. Free private parking is available on site.The property offers a BBQ and a children's playground. Average score from 260 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$150

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West Plaza Coral Reef

Located on a quiet ocean-facing point of Koror Island, West Plaza Coral Reef offers accommodation with a private balcony and beautiful views of the lagoon and surrounding islands. Car rental is available. Guests can relax on the shared terrace area. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 6.9/10.

$111

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Garden Palace Downtown Koror

Boasting a free airport shuttle service and free breakfast Garden Palace Downtown Koror is situated in Koror. The property features a rooftop terrace and views of the garden. Free bottled water is included in the rooms. Average score from 99 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$159

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Neverland

Neverland

Featuring free airport transfers and free WiFi, Neverland offers pet-friendly accommodation in Airai State. Free private parking is available on site.The property offers a BBQ and a children's playground. Average score from 260 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$150

$1509.6
Palasia Hotel

Palasia Hotel

Boasting an outdoor pool, a sauna and spa centre, Palasia Hotel is set in Koror. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant with a breakfast buffet offering Chinese cuisine options. Some rooms feature sea views. Average score from 48 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$128

 
$1287.7
West Plaza Malakal

West Plaza Malakal

Situated on Malakal Island, West Plaza Malakal offers accommodation with cable TV and a refrigerator. It is 2 minutes’ walk from dive shops and the departure point of many popular Koror tours. Car rental is available. Average score from 41 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$111

 
$1117.4
West Plaza by the Sea

West Plaza by the Sea

Featuring a restaurant and a bar, West Plaza by the Sea is 5 minutes’ walk from Koror’s town centre. All rooms offer sea views and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Car hire is available. Average score from 55 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$111

 
$1117.3
West Plaza Downtown

West Plaza Downtown

Located in the heart of Koror, only 500 metres from local restaurants, bars and cafés, West Plaza Downtown features rooms with cable TV and an en suite bathroom. The tour desk can arrange scuba diving, fishing and jungle tours. Average score from 56 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$111

 
$1117.3
Papago International Resort Palau

Papago International Resort Palau

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and an outdoor pool, Papago International Resort Palau offers accommodation in Koror. The resort has a terrace and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$120

$1207.0
West Plaza Coral Reef

West Plaza Coral Reef

Located on a quiet ocean-facing point of Koror Island, West Plaza Coral Reef offers accommodation with a private balcony and beautiful views of the lagoon and surrounding islands. Car rental is available. Guests can relax on the shared terrace area. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 6.9/10.

$111

$1116.9
Cliffside View Hotel

Cliffside View Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a barbecue, Cliffside View Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Koror. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 6.8/10.

$130

 
$1306.8

Highlights:

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Natural
Diving
Palau is most famous for scuba diving. In addition to Rock Island, another famed dive site is Blue Corner, with constant sharks and a high current - is located less than 1 hour's boat ride from most resorts. Many live aboards like Ocean Hunter operate out of Palau. There are also tours to WWII battle fields on Palau. The Blue Corner, German Channel, Ulong Channel and Blue Holes are all amazing dive sites.

Learn more at the Palau International Coral Reef, an educational aquarium and museum. This includes diverse exhibits, including a topographical map of Palau, a re-creation of a mangrove swamp, a seagrass aquarium, an inner reef aquarium, an exhibition of coral and another of the country's famed jellyfish, deep-water aquariums, and a couple of salt-water crocodiles to end the tour.
Snorkeling
Palau’s vast coral reefs, including Rock Island, make for great snorkeling in the various protected inlets and bays.

Palau is famous for its jellyfish lakes. These lakes contain jellyfish which have evolved away their stingers in the absence of predators. There are many tours which will go to the jellyfish lake to snorkel. SCUBA diving is not permitted, nor is necessary.

Learn more at the Palau International Coral Reef, an educational aquarium and museum. This includes diverse exhibits, including a topographical map of Palau, a re-creation of a mangrove swamp, a seagrass aquarium, an inner reef aquarium, an exhibition of coral and another of the country's famed jellyfish, deep-water aquariums, and a couple of salt-water crocodiles to end the tour.
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