Palau Island, Republic of Palau

Palau is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, some 500 miles (800 km) east of the Philippines and 2000 miles (3200 km) south of Tokyo. It is one of the world's youngest and smallest nations. The largest city and former capital is Koror where the best souvenirs can be purchased. The new capital is Melekeok, located on the island of Babeldaob and is a pleasant drive from Koror.

Palau is best known as a scuba divers paradise. The “Rock Islands” located in a large lagoon, offer divers one of the world’s greatest concentrations of coral, fish, and other marine life. There is also a range of other aquatic activities, including snorkeling, kayaking and fishing.

Things to see and do

* Koror
* Melekeok
* Swimming and snorkeling
* Scuba diving
* Island tours

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – US dollar (USD)
Language – English, Palauan
Land Area – 459 km²
Population – 21,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT plus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 680

Port Location – Freight and cruise ships call at Malakal Harbor, on Malakal Island outside Koror.

Transport Links – Palau International Airport provides scheduled direct flights to Guam and Manila. In addition, the states of Angaur and Peleliu have regularly served airports.

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Cruises from Palau Island, Republic of Palau

Cruise Date Duration
Hanseatic Inspiration, INT Philippines Taiwan & Japan ex Palau to Incheon 30/04/22 18 nts