Palau is a unique Pacific experience
Palauís two official languages are English and Palauan and itís our lifestyle to be generous, friendly, and helpful. Palauans are comfortable with modern ways yet strong on preserving traditional culture and customs.
There are many places near the Palau Beach Bungalows (or a short drive away) to experience the natural beauty and traditional culture of Palau.
In Melekeok you can:
- Relax on the beach next to the Bungalows, swim and snorkel.
- Walk along the ocean to explore the village, and visit an ancient stone monolith.
- Stroll through the village and up the hill about a mile to see the new national Capitol building.
- Hike up the hill through the jungle near the bungalows to visit one of Palauís traditional menís meeting houses (called abai).
Nearby Melekeok on Babeldaob Island:
- Jungle River Cruise, only about 10 minutes drive away, located in the state of Ngchesar just to the south of Melekeok, which also displays a traditional war canoe.
- Ngardok Nature Reserve, with Palauís biggest freshwater lake, lies in the northern end of Melekeok state.
- Ngiwal State, located just north of Melekeok, also has lovely beaches and a unique town square with a statue commemorating a local legend, ďMeduu RibtalĒ about a breadfruit tree that bore fish for a poor widow until the jealous villagers cut it down.
- Ngaraard Stateís Chelab Traditional Village / Ancient Pathway.
- Lush jungle waterfalls in Ngardmau and Ngatpang States.
- Badrulchau Stone Monoliths in Ngarchelong, Babeldaobís northernmost state
- Malsolís Tomb and Aimeliik Bai in the State of Aimeliik
- Airai Bai, one of Palauís oldest surviving traditional menís houses
- Yapese Stone Money Quarry in Airai
In the main town of Koror:
- Belau National Museum
- Etpison Museum
- Palau International Coral Reef Center which houses a beautiful aquarium
- Dive and tour operators for day trips to the famous Rock Islands (diving, Jelly Fish Lake, kayaking etc.)
- Crocodile Farm
- Local arts and crafts can be purchased at the Old Age Center, the two museums, and a variety of gift shops
- Many restaurants offer a wide variety of Palauan, seafood and international cuisines
- Shopping centers and grocery stores as well as many small retail shops