Alii and welcome to Palau.

Surrounded by pristine waters and luscious greenery, Palau is a Pacific island nation comprised of over 200 volcanic and coral islands and filled with a diverse and abundant ecosystem.

Palau’s ocean conservation practices extend back thousands of years. The tradition of Bul is a moratorium declared by Palau’s traditional leaders that places an immediate halt to the over-consumption or destruction of a species, place or thing.

With a population of approximately 18,000, the Republic of Palau is located in the western Pacific Ocean, in the westernmost island cluster in the Caroline Island Group. Palau consists of hundreds of coralline and volcanic islands, of which twelve are currently inhabited.Palau has been an independent nation since October 1, 1994. And in the 27 years since, Palau has established governance and infrastructure supportive of modern nationhood and evolved from a low-income country in 1994 to a high-income country today. Palau’s notable development achievements include universal access to quality health care and education, universal access to water, reduction of poverty amidst a growing economy, a sustainably financed nationwide network of environmentally protected areas, and enduring regional and global partnerships.

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Bul has inspired one of the World’s most ambitious ocean conservation initiatives to date.

This tradition is not only aimed at protecting Palau’s marine resources, but also at protecting the world’s tuna stocks - in the form of the Palau National Marine Sanctuary Act.
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Additional tourism opportunities

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Palau is also the first country in the world to incorporate environmental protection into its immigration laws.

Visitors to the island are required to sign the Palau Pledge on arrival, which raises awareness of the small changes that tourists can do to help preserve the beauty of its natural environment for future generations.

To learn more about Palau, visit Pristine Paradise Palau
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Palau and COVID19

Information on the resumption of international flights and availability of hotel accommodation will be made available soon.

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