Places in Palau
Palau's economic and commercial hub of Koror comprises Koror Island and its two satellite islands, Malakal and Ngerkebesang. The only city of any note in Palau, Koror is home to about two-thirds of the country's population and hosts most of its tourist facilities. Even so, it retains the air of a provincial town.
If you'd like to temporarily escape the relative hustle and bustle of the capital, the small coral island of Peleliu, in the south of the archipelago, offers a tranquil option. There's only one village – Klouklubed – and often it will seem like you've got the entire island all to yourself.
Babeldaob feels a world away from Koror, which is part of its charm and appeal. This large yet secretive island retains a pleasant rural character, and you'll find it refreshingly quiet and free of crowds. The east coast has beautiful stretches of sandy beach, while the west coast has a largely mangrove-studded shoreline.
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Tips and articles
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