Palau

PALAU TRAVEL GUIDE

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Palau is an archipelago of over 500 islands, part of the Micronesia region in the western Pacific Ocean. Koror Island is home to the former capital, also named Koror, and is the islands’ commercial centre. The larger Babeldaob has the present capital, Ngerulmud, plus mountains and sandy beaches on its east coast. In its north, ancient basalt monoliths known as Badrulchau lie in grassy fields surrounded by palm trees.

 

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PALAU QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Melekeok
  • Currency: US dollar ($, USD)
  • Area: 458 km²
  • Population: 17 907 (2018)
  • Language: English and Palauan; also Sonsorolese, Tobi, Angaur, Japanese
  • Electricity: 120V, 60Hz (North American plug)
 

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PALAU PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 15 March, Youth Day
  • 5 May, Senior Citizens’ Day
  • Last Monday in May, Memorial Day
  • 1 June, President’s Day
  • 9 July, Constitution Day
  • 1st Monday in September, Labor Day
  • 1 October, Independence Day
  • 24 October, United Nations Day

Last Thursday in November, Thanksgiving Day

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PALAU WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Palau’s climate is hot and humid (average relative humidity is 82%) with mean daily air temperature at around 28°C. There is little season variability in its temperature. The difference between its hottest and its coldest months is 0.8°C approximately. The main wet season is between May and October, with June and August having the largest rainfall. Rainfall can vary between years as a result of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). El Niño years are drier and La Niña years are on average wetter.

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PALAU TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW SPORT IN PALAU

HIKING & CYCLING IN PALAU

The best time for outdoor activities in Palau is during the drier months from October to April. Note that humidity is high all year round.

BEACH OPTIONS IN PALAU

The best time for relaxing on the beaches of Palau is during the drier months from October to April with the best Scuba Diving season being from December to March. Note that humidity is high all year round.

SURFING IN PALAU

It's not easy to reach the remote destination of Palau, but if you do, there are good waves during the summer months. The most consistent waves can be found around Melekeok (Babelthuap), in particular during August.

KITESURF IN PALAU

The lonely paradise of Palau remains predominantly unexplored by kitesurfers. The wind conditions are not the best in the world but Palau offers some good conditions for kitesurfing and windsurfing from mid October to June or July even.

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HEALTH RISKS IN PALAU

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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