Cheap flights from Palau

Palau, officially the Republic of Palau, in the western Pacific Ocean is an island country that is part of Micronesia, with its 250 islands forming the western chain of the Caroline Islands. Palau’s capital is Ngerulmud on the island of Babeldaob, while the most populous island is Koror. The country shares maritime boundaries with the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Federated States of Micronesia. As a popular tourism site, the major tourist activities here include scuba diving and snorkelling, taking advantage of its tropical climate and rich marine environment.

Where to go

Domestic flights within Palau go between Koror, Angaur, and Peleliu. Koror is home to the main commercial centre of Palau. Much of the country’s economy comes from tourism, and Koror plays a big part. Within Koror is the Rock Islands of Palau, which offers great scuba diving opportunities. There are also accommodations within the island such as hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes, and resorts. For those who look forward to swimming and interacting with trained dolphins, there is Dolphins Pacific, the largest dolphin research facility in the world. From Koror, there are bridges that connect the island to nearby islands such as Ngerekebesang Island, home to Palau’s second largest town, Meyuns; and Malakal Island, home to the port of Koror.

The island of Angaur is also called Monkey Island; it is known to be the only place in Micronesia that has feral monkeys that descended from macaques that escaped during the period of German occupation. The island is a famous surfing location, as well as a site where many American and Japanese battle relics can be found.

About 10 kilometres northeast of Angaur and 40 kilometres southwest of Koror is Peleliu. Angaur and Peleliu were the only islands in Palau to be occupied by the Americans during World War II. As such, some of the popular attractions here include ruins of a number of military installations and shipwrecks. There are also war memorials found here, honouring both the American and Japanese soldiers. The entire island of Peleliu is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Peleliu Battlefield, and is also designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

From Roman Tmetuchl International Airport in Palau, short-haul flights available are to Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo, Nagoya, Hong Kong, Guam, Manila, and Yap. Seoul, the capital of South Korea, forms the heart of Seoul Capital Area, which is the world’s second largest metropolitan area next to Tokyo, Japan. Within the Seoul Capital Area, there are five UNESCO World Heritage Sites that tourist must not miss: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong, and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Nature trips are also popular here as Seoul is surrounded by mountains. The tallest mountain is Mt. Bukhan, which is also the most visited national park in the world, per square foot. Modern landmarks can also be found in the city, such as the famous N Seoul Tower, the 63 Building, the neofuturistic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Lotte World (the second largest indoor park in the world), Moonlight Rainbow Fountain (the longest bridge fountain in the world), and the Sevit Floating Islands. Of course, the city is also the centre of the emerging K-Pop, which also contributed to the number of tourists visiting Seoul.

Unfortunately, there are no direct long-haul flights from Palau.

How to get out

The main airport of Palau is Roman Tmetuchl International Airport, located north of Airai on Babeldaob Island. It is approximately six miles or four kilometres from Koror, and 15 miles or 25 kilometres from Melekeok. The airport handles domestic and short haul international flights, operated by Asiana Airlines, Belau Air, China Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Mega Maldives, and United Airlines.

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