Palau (Micronesia)Thrilling diving, beautiful scenery and a choice of exciting land trips
Tailor-made holidays to Palau
These beautiful rock islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean, 470 miles east of the Philippines. A myriad of limestone islands are protected by a huge barrier reef, with diving delights such as ‘Blue Corner’ with its sharks, the world’s first shark sanctuary, ‘Blue Holes’ with amazing corals, stunning caves and a choice of historical wrecks sunk during WWII.
Palau offers year round warm water diving with over 1500 species of fish and 700 corals and anemones. Team this with snorkelling in the famous ‘Jellyfish Lake’, hiking through the waterfalls of Babeldaob and an encounter with the resident saltwater crocodiles and you have a holiday to remember for a lifetime!
You’ll want to know…
- Ideal for year-round holidaying with water temperatures between 26-29ºC. And air temperatures remain a pretty constant 27-32ºC.
- A real ‘bucket list’ holiday with so much to see and do.
- When not diving with 1500 species of fish, snorkel in Jellyfish Lake, dive the wrecks and enjoy sharks and the coral.
- Minimum diving qualification: Open Water or similar.
Flights & Transfers
The most convenient and direct route is via Manila with onwards flights to Palau. Total flight time is approximately 17-20 hours and we highly recommend breaking your journey in Manila. There are several airlines offering excellent deals to Manila including Etihad, Emirates and Cathay Pacific, all with generous baggage allowances. Flights from Manila to Palau are operated by United Airlines and a direct flight operates every Tuesday and Friday.
With regular flights to Guam, Palau is conveniently placed to offer excellent combination opportunities with both Truk and Yap – speak to us for more details.
Transfers within Palau take approximately 30 minutes.