54. Koror, Palau
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Getting here is half the adventure, then once you arrive, its an adventure all over again to see all that this tropical Pacific island has to offer. Worth it? Yes!
Koror, Palau is the capital of the island chains of Palau.
How To Get Here
You could do something like charter a yacht, but you have to get here first :-).
Fat chance, no trains here at all.
The closest airport is the Koror, Palau (ROR) International Airport (ROR), which is served by the following airlines:
Air New Zealand (NZ), Air Niugini (PX), Airnorth (TL), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Fiji Airways (FJ), Hinterland Aviation (OI), Hong Kong Airlines (HX), Jetstar Airways (JQ), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qantas (QF), Regional Express Airlines (ZL), SilkAir (MI), Tiger Air Australia (TT) and Virgin Australia (VA).
Nope, but once you get here you can rent a car and drive around the island though.
Where To Stay
There are a few quaint places to stay in Koror.
Check below for a place to stay.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Great local food all over the place. Plus there’s a grocery store in the downtown area.
What To Do
If you dive, this is the place for you. Palau has some of the best dive spots in the world. If you are not a diver, then you can snorkel, kayak, if not then swimming will work or just enjoying the ocean and the outdoors. You may also check Lonely Planet for a list of items and also for a Guidebook if you so desire.
Jellyfish Lake (although it may be closed or restricted access due to the jelly fish dying off) is just simply amazing. It’s quite the trek to get there. You first go on a long boat ride journey from Koror. Then once you dock, you then walk to the Lake through a natural wet and sometimes muddy area. Wear water shoes as you will need them to walk the terrain. Suntan lotion is not allowed as it kills the jellyfish. So follow the instructions of the tour operators very carefully. Then you swim out to the middle of the Lake and the jellyfish come up like magic.
Here are some tour operators you can book in Koror; they include other events of which Jellyfish Lake is one of the items:
- IMPAC Tours – this is the company I used
- Palau Dive Adventures
If you can’t visit the Lake, there are plenty of other things to do in this region such as the Milky Way, where you can wash in the sand from the bottom of the sea; diver dive down and bring up buckets of the silt and you can wash your entire body in it.
Plus there’s also the UNESCO World Heritage site Rock Islands Southern Lagoon.
You should also make your way to the Ngardmau Falls and take a walk in that area.
There is also some remnants of the War still on the island.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Lonely Planet.
Language: English and Palauan