60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Papeete, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 9 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Nuku'Alofa
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 3 nights
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Neiafu, Tonga
— 2 nights
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Apia, Samoa
— 6 nights
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Pago Pago, American Samoa
— 1 night
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Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati
— 1 day
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Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 1 day
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Nadi, Fiji
— 5 nights
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 5 nights
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 5 nights
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 2 nights
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 4 nights
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Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia
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Koror, Palau
— 6 nights
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Papeete, French Polynesia

The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Change things up with these side-trips from Papeete: Moana Pearls (in Paopao), Afareaitu Waterfalls (in Afareaitu) and Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue). The adventure continues: get great views at Belvedere Lookout, explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Papeete road trip site.

Boston, USA to Papeete is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Boston in April: high temperatures in Papeete hover around 88°F and lows are around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otemanu, and tour the pleasant surroundings at White Valley.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bora Bora attractions planner.

Getting from Papeete to Bora Bora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 21:

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga

The capital of Tonga and the seat of the island nation's royal family, Nuku'alofa was first seen by Western eyes in 1777, when legendary Captain James Cook arrived in the area.
Go for a jaunt from Nuku'alofa to Haveluliku to see Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ha'atafu Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, browse the fresh offerings at Talamahu Markets, and appreciate the history behind Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Nuku'alofa trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Nuku'alofa in 17.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 23 hours traveling from Bora Bora to Nuku'alofa. April in Nuku'alofa sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Neiafu.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:

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Neiafu, Tonga

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Talau and then admire the natural beauty at Ene'io Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Neiafu route maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Nuku'alofa to Neiafu in 22 hours. April in Neiafu sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Apia.

Things to do in Neiafu

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

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Apia, Samoa

The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apia: To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga) and Lalomanu (Lalomanu Crater Walk & Lalomanu Beach). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, pick up some local products at Fugalei Market, get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, and don't miss a visit to Samoa Cultural Village.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Apia trip planning tool.

Fly from Neiafu to Apia in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Pago Pago.

Things to do in Apia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 4:

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Pago Pago, American Samoa

Head to Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa, for an authentic Pacific Islands holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cloud Rainforest to Reef Hike, stroll through National Park of American Samoa, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Alava. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Office, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Sauma Ridge Hike, kick back and relax at Two Dollar Beach, then explore the galleries of Jean P. Haydon Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at World War II Heritage Trail, and finally trek along Blunts Point Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pago Pago day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Apia to Pago Pago takes 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 23 hours traveling from Apia to Pago Pago. In May, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Line Islands.

Things to do in Pago Pago

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

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To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Line Islands day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Pago Pago to Line Islands takes 19 hours. You'll lose 24 hours traveling from Pago Pago to Line Islands due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 78°F. You will leave for Funafuti on the 7th (Fri).
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

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Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. On the 8th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Funafuti tour planning site.

Getting from Line Islands to Funafuti by flight takes about 20 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Line Islands to Funafuti is minus 2 hours. In May in Funafuti, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Funafuti

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
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Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Explore Nadi's surroundings by going to Sigatoka (Tavuni Hill Fort, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nadi online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Funafuti to Nadi in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nadi when traveling from Funafuti in May, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

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Port Vila, Vanuatu

The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
Port Vila is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, admire the natural beauty at The Secret Garden, see Off-Road Tours, and step off the mainland to explore Iririki Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Vila trip planner.

You can fly from Nadi to Port Vila in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Nadi to Port Vila, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Port Vila can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 18:

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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Espiritu Santo is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Champagne Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo's Blue Hole Hangout, take in the dramatic scenery at Mount Hope Waterfall, and make a trip to Million Dollar Point.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Espiritu Santo itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Port Vila to Espiritu Santo takes 4.5 hours. May in Espiritu Santo sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:

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Honiara, Solomon Islands

The hustle and bustle of Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, provides a nice counterpoint to the slow pace and laid-back atmosphere in other areas of the country.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Vilu War Museum, then explore the ancient world of Bonegi I and II, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Tenaru Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Guadalcanal American Memorial, examine the collection at Solomon Islands National Museum, then appreciate the history behind Solomon Scouts & Coastwatchers Memorial, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Solomon Islands Memorial Garden.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Honiara online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Espiritu Santo to Honiara takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Espiritu Santo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honiara, with lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Honiara

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Port Moresby is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Kokoda Track, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port Moresby Nature Park, get a sense of history and politics at National Parliament House, and admire the masterpieces at National Museum and Art Gallery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Moresby using our trip planner.

Fly from Honiara to Port Moresby in 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Honiara to Port Moresby due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honiara in May, expect little chillier with lows of 76°F in Port Moresby. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Chuuk.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

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Explore the giant atoll of Chuuk, a state of Micronesia encompassing many tiny islands dotted along the outer barrier reef.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll through Kuop Atoll and then contemplate the waterfront views at Truk Lagoon.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chuuk trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Port Moresby to Chuuk takes 46 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koror.

Things to do in Chuuk

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

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Koror, Palau

Once Palau's capital, Koror remains by far the country's most populous town and offers plenty of options for tourism.
Koror is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Milky Way, step off the mainland to explore Rock Islands, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ngardmau Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Koror trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Chuuk to Koror takes 33 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in May, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Koror

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5:

French Polynesia travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Gift & Specialty Shops · Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spanning an area of the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, French Polynesia includes 118 islands and atolls scattered across the blue ocean. White sand beaches (and pink and black) skirt rugged island peaks, while magnificent coral reefs form tranquil lagoons, dyed a startling blue and teeming with fish, eels, dolphins, rays, turtles, and sharks. The names Tahiti and Bora Bora conjure up images of private thatched bungalows built out over a lagoon, and couples silhouetted against the sunset. That said, a wide range of family-run hotels and bed and breakfasts offer less extravagant (and surprisingly affordable) experiences that take in more of the laid-back local culture.

Tonga travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
The Friendly Islands
Spread out over 177 islands, Tonga features an incredible array of natural environments and places to visit. "Island time" remains omnipresent in Tonga, and visitors may find that locals are in little hurry in their day-to-day lives. While sightseeing in Tonga, head for the country's three main island groupings--Vava'u, Ha'apai, and Tongatapu--to enjoy a taste of their world-class snorkeling and diving opportunities. Reefs and forests burst with life and lush foliage, and lend themselves well to enjoying the great outdoors, while sun-kissed beaches and idyllic lagoons make for fantastic lazy days along the shore. Alternatively, take advantage of the country's prolific whale-watching industry--frequently ranked among the best on the planet.

Samoa travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · History Museums
Enchanting Samoa and its people boast a legendarily laid-back approach to life, and clocks and set times are merely a formality here. The society remains a proud one, deeply connected to a set of millennia-old traditions known as "Fa'a Samoa"--the Samoan Way. Spread out over two main islands and several smaller landmasses, Samoa is a land of incredible contrasts and natural beauty, home to rocky volcanic mountains and expansive beaches, rugged cliffs and lush rainforests. Visitors on holiday in Samoa can easily spend their time exploring the country's exotic interior and untamed coastal reaches, which offer plenty of wildlife and fantastic landscapes. Alternatively, they can just as readily kick back in sleepy seaside villages, indulging in a full-service resort, or splash around in lagoons and at beaches that hold their place among the world's best.

American Samoa travel guide

3.4
Nature & Parks · Nightlife · Museums
Visit American Samoa, a land made up of five volcanic islands and two coral atolls, for a holiday as adventurous or relaxing as you want to make it. The untouched landscape supports an abundance of protected wildlife, and many tourism businesses are locally owned, operated, and sustainable. The islands' numerous cultural heritage highlights give visitors a sense of the spirituality and calm that native inhabitants have maintained for millennia. Traversable by land and sea, this unincorporated territory of the United States offers many new perspectives on a fascinating culture and environment.

Republic of Kiribati travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Government Buildings · Churches
You'll find a surprising number of vacation ideas in Kiribati, an island nation boasting a rich cultural and natural abundance. The 33 coral islands offer world-class fishing spots, marine and terrestrial reserves, and great places to try a range of water sports. Its refreshingly noncommercial and lively culture engages visitors with its colors, vibrancy, and welcoming character. Experience the local philosophy of subsistence in the villages, where delicious cuisine and traditional ceremonies take precedence. On a different note, history buffs will appreciate sites commemorating an infamous World War II battle that took place here. Head farther inland for an adventurer's holiday--exploring the forests, discovering a wealth of impressive natural features, and identifying the diversity of plant and animal life.

Tuvalu travel guide

3.9
Nature & Parks · Government Buildings
A group of tiny atolls and reef islands in the South Pacific, Tuvalu offers plenty of seaside appeal. Most visitors start and end their tour of Tuvalu on Fongfale, the main islet where you'll find the majority of accommodations and other tourist-oriented facilities. Beaches fringed by palms remain the main attractions on Tuvalu, with visitors coming to dive and snorkel the waters sheltering a variety of tropical fish and sea turtles. Others head for the uninhabited islets, which provide no amenities but plenty of chances to spot a range of sea birds.

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.

Vanuatu travel guide

4.4
Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Composed of 83 rugged islands spread out over a stretch of nearly 1,300 km (810 mi), Vanuatu features a huge diversity of natural environments and cultures. A fusion of British, French, Polynesian, and Melanesian influences, the nation combines devout religious devotion with the slow, relaxed pace of island life. Lush rainforests and thriving coral sanctuaries abound across the island chain and feature a colorful array of native wildlife and plant species that make for fantastic snorkeling, diving, and hiking excursions. Active volcanoes remain among the biggest attractions in Vanuatu, along with the chain's stunning beaches and shimmering blue waters. Despite the nation's harsh volcanic landscapes, rocky coast, and lack of arable land, Vanuatu is a warm and welcoming place to visit, as its people do everything they can to make tourists feel right at home.

Solomon Islands travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Flea Markets · Ruins
Build your Solomon Islands trip around the many enriching diving experiences available, or plan a relaxing break on a luxuriously sandy and peaceful beach. Witness the vibrant culture of the local people on an eco-friendly guided walk, shopping for locally made handicrafts, and sampling the local cuisine. Solomon Islands still bears the marks of a very different aspect of its history, when some of the most intense fighting in World War II happened here. Learn about this dark chapter through memorials, museums, artifacts, and relics, both on land and under the sea.

Papua New Guinea travel guide

3.9
Zoos · Cemeteries · Hiking Trails
Occupying the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands, Papua New Guinea represents an immense cultural and biological diversity. Densely carpeted in lush rainforest, the largely mountainous interior includes several active volcanoes. Because of this rugged landscape, Papua New Guinea remains one of the planet's least explored areas, thought to harbor as-yet undiscovered species. Remote mountain ranges nurture unique plant and animal life found nowhere else in the world, while the wildly fluctuating topography creates large differences in climate that further diversify the ecosystems. The people of Papua New Guinea are equally varied and distinct, with hundreds of tribes and communities--the vast majority of which are rural--and approximately 850 different languages. Don't expect much of a tourism infrastructure in Papua New Guinea (or infrastructure of any kind), but do expect any challenges to be richly rewarded by a real adventure unlike any other, in an untamed wilderness, untouched by commercialization.

Federated States of Micronesia travel guide

3.9
Bodies of Water · Ruins · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Visit the Federated States of Micronesia to experience life on its 607 small islands, scattered across more than 2,600,000 sq km (1,000,000 sq mi) of the Pacific Ocean. These tropical lands dotted in the sea formed as the result of volcanic activity millions of years ago. Today, the four states each have their distinct culture, but share a common ideal of sustainability coupled with an abundance of biological diversity on land and at sea. Enjoy the traditions of the welcoming Micronesian people, and travel between the islands to observe their similarities and differences. A Micronesia holiday offers true exploration, with points of historical, biological, and cultural interest.

Palau travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Scuba & Snorkeling · Shark Diving
Visit Palau for an island holiday of exploration, relaxation, and culture. Adventure across the country's many limestone islands, covered in a wealth of vegetation and brimming with wildlife, and head out into the surrounding waters to dive, snorkel, and swim in an abundant marine environment. Learn about the native culture during your Palau holiday through traditional villages, live performances, and, of course, by delving into the local cuisine. Tours and accommodations across the islands offer good, convenient options for exploring the atolls at your own pace.