How to get to Palau, Palau

Going To Palau

Flights to Palau land at Airai, or Palau International Airport, which serves direct flights from Babeldaob to Guam, Seoul, Taipei and Manila. Tokyo-Narita has also been added to that list fairly recently, allowing connecting flights to many Asia-wide destinations and US cities. Chartered flights are available through various operators. A cruise to Palau would call at Malakal Harbour on the island of Malakal.

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Palau is here on the map.palau mapAccommodations in Palau

Palau offers plenty of accommodation options, no matter whether you intend to save or splurge. Palau hotels and resorts can be found in Koror, where you can find budget to luxury options with private views of the beach.  For a more homely, minimalist vibe, consider home stays or guest lodges that provide meals on your request. Some of these may not be near or within Koror and may be booked through holiday packages from dive shops.

Check out these accommodations in Palau

Where to eat in Palau

Dine at Palau’s Elilai Restaurant, serving Pacific Rim cuisine complemented by breathtaking views.

Situated atop a hillside in Ngerkebesang Island with an uninterrupted view of the lagoon and the west side of Babeldaob, Elilai Restaurant is just minutes from downtown Koror.

The restaurant offers a well-balanced menu featuring exquisite Pacific Rim cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients including Palau’s renowned seafood and organic greens sourced from local farms.

Enjoy fresh fish, crab, grilled steaks, hand made pasta and homemade desserts accompanied by a vast selection of fine wines, signature cocktails and the largest beer selection on the island.

There’s a complimentary shuttle to and from the restaurant and you can book here.

Getting around in Palau

Palau has no railways and not all its highways are paved. Nonetheless, Koror is easily navigable by bus and cab. Taxis are common but not metered, so do check the rates and prepare to negotiate with your driver if necessary.

Car rentals in Palau are also available so do note that driving is on the right. Private boats and domestic airlines serve as the main modes of transportation for travelling between islands.

Palau’s Currency

The US Dollar is used as the official currency and many hotels and tourist facilities allow limited foreign currency exchange. It is also worth noting that tipping is optional but appreciated.

Entry Requirements

  • Ensure your passport has at least 6 months of validity period.
  • Visas are not required for tourists visiting 1 year or less.

For more information on the entry requirements to Palau click here.

Palau Weather & Climate

With an annual average temperature of 27°C, Palau’s tropical warmth is part of its appeal. Rainfall occurs intermittently throughout the year but more so during the July to October period.

Typhoons are rare due to Palau being outside the typhoon zone.