The Ngarachamayong Cultural Center displays a unique culture and traditions of Palau. It is important to note that a woman plays a very significant role in Palau's community. Palau women choose chefs and set conditions relating to cultural and educational practices. These were women, who launched the idea of cultural center's establishment with the aim to preserve the Palau culture and traditions.
Visiting several museums and art galleries will also contribute to gaining diverse cultural experiences during your Palau travel. The Etpison Museum is the newest Palau museum that contains a rich collection of artifacts dealing with ancient Palau ceremonies and rituals. You can also take one of land tours and see wonderful ancient sites, such as Stone Monoliths and Stone Faces in Babeldaob.
For the diversity and uniqueness of marine life, Palau has been named one of the Underwater Wonders of the World. Surrounded by a fringe reef, Palau's waters provide a paradise for divers, who are always impressed by a variety of underwater habitats and a landscape, consisting of colorful life corals with clouds of bright fish swimming amidst them, rich colors of marine vegetation and shells of all forms and sizes.
Kayaking is one of the best ways to enjoy the Palau unspoiled scenery. Hundreds of deserted bays and lagoons are ideal for kayaking and open the views on hidden caves and reefs. There is also a chance to swim and play with dolphins, who always joyfully welcome visitors singing their songs.
Perhaps, the most unusual and unique phenomenon that you can see during the Palau travel is the Jellyfish Lake. The lake has been inhabited by jellyfish for thousands of years and in the course of time and evolution they have lost their sting, as they had no need to protect themselves from predators. Now, they leisurely spend their days on the surface of water, bringing joy to Palau visitors who see for the first time such a spectacle.
The best time for the Palau travel is the period from October to July. Generally, Palau has warm temperatures all the year round, but rainfalls are more often from July to October.
A wide choice of Palau hotels provides comfortable accommodation for the islands' visitors. Luxury resorts with excellent amenities, boutique style hotels, moderately priced bungalows and motels are set in the most scenic locations throughout the islands with beaches and tropical rainforests within an easy reach.
A number of local tour operators offer all kinds of Palau tours, including kayaking, fishing, diving, cultural historic and land trips with perfectly planned routes and itineraries.