They say the best things in life don’t come easily, and Palau is no exception, but that’s largely why the Micronesian archipelago is one of the world’s last remaining frontiers. Fly to Palau’s main city Koror (pop. 10,000) via Taipei, Honolulu, Guam, Manila or Brisbane. From Palau International Airport, Four Seasons Explorer is usually accessible within 60 minutes via speedboat. Please note, international night-time arrivals may require an overnight stay in Koror.
Fly to Palau’s main city Koror (pop. 10,000) via Taipei, Honolulu, Guam, Manila or Brisbane.
The main (and only) airport serving the region is ROR Roman Tmetuchl International.
Palau has a tropical rainforest climate with an annual mean temperature of 28 °C (82 °F). Rainfall is heavy throughout the year, averaging 3,800 mm (150 in). The average humidity is 82% and, although rain falls more frequently between June and October, there is still much sunshine.
Palau lies on the edge of the typhoon belt. Tropical disturbances frequently develop near Palau every year, but significant tropical cyclones are quite rare. Mike, Bopha and Haiyan are the only systems that struck Palau as typhoons on record.
Tourist Visa for US Citizens: Not required for stays under 1 year.
FS Palau Explorer
Journey on our luxury floating resort into the heart of Palau’s greatest marine and cultural marvels. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Islands and breathtaking lagoons, home to harmless jellyfish and elusive mandarin fish, while staying in one of our 11 sunlit cabins served by their own PADI 5-Star Dive Centre, restaurant, bars and lounge. Dive or snorkel the reefs of Blue Corner and German Channel. Absorb fascinating history and connect with the Palauans’ deeply held value of omengull (respecting all and everything). With daily embarkations and disembarkations, plus no minimum stay, extraordinary Palauan days of wonder are yours for the making, with Four Seasons as your guide.
Four Seasons Explorer seamlessly facilitates your exploration of Palau. With 3 decks, 11 sun-lit accommodations, exemplary Four Seasons offerings and expert local guides, we’ll help you maximize every moment in one of the world’s last undiscovered frontiers.
PALAU EXPERIENCE – FULL BOARD/ALL INCLUSIVE ACTIVITES
starting at $2,800 usd per night for the staterooms.
starting at $5,000 usd per night for the Expolrer Suite (only 1).
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My Virtuoso Palau Information Page
Here is a good place to start for some additional information on quality Hotels, Water Adventures and Activities.
WIKIVOYAGE: Palau Page
A great resource for all the basic information you need for Palau.
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page updated: October 2023
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