Palau Travel Guide

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Palau is Micronesia's westernmost island chain and is located 400 miles east of the Philippines . The islands offer great natural beauty, untouched wilderness, intact culture and remoteness; the ideal ingredients for a relaxing holiday. Besides the beaches, the relaxing lifestyle and the diving, the main natural attraction are the Rock islands . This collection of mushroom-shaped islets are largely uninhabited and are located in a large lagoon that harbors one of the world's greatest concentrations of corals, fish and other marine life.

Koror is one of the main resorts. It has white sand beaches, swimming pools and top-notch restaurants. On Palau's largest island of Babeldoab , remote waterfalls and hiking trails amid a lush jungle set the stage for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Here, along the edges of this dense wildlife, Palauan villages still survive.

Palau is a scuba diver's dream. Some of the best diving in the world can be found off Peleliu Island and near German Channel. Blue corner is a place of legend and actually lives up to the rumors. Sharks, and large pelagic fish are seen on most dives. Manta rays haunt the channels. There are many shore based dive guides and there are several live-aboard dive boats in the area. It will take a week to see and enjoy this paradise.

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September 04, 2005 change by chiptraveler

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