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- The jellyfish lake is about 10-15 minutes walk from the boat ramp, up and down a steep hill with steps and rope to hold on. I did it using my crocs closed toe sandal with backstrap. it was a lot of fun swimming with sun and moon jellyfish. You need to hike with your snorkeling gear and any camera equipment so a mesh bag is a good idea. Our group spent 1.5 hours on the lake. We must use eco friendly sunblock that is not harmful for the jellyfish.Written 30 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Before I start my review I recommend calling Captain John for a private charter. He is cheaper than all the other companies and is flexible with time. (680) 778-7333.
You have to come here if visiting Palau. This place is included with most tours but it was a must stop on my list. Although you don't need to spend a bunch of time here you do need to pay it a visit. The mud is soft and feels nice on the skin. Plus you can get creative and draw on each other of yourself with it. It's located in a beautiful lagoon where you can swim for a while.Written 22 April 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Seeing the rock islands is guaranteed if you are going to anywhere such as milky way, diving, snorkeling, or jellyfish lake.
They are a string of beautiful islands that you wiz past on a boat when you are traveling to any of your destinations.
As in all my other reviews I recommend using Captain John for a private charter since he is cheaper than the tour companies and is cognizable on what you want. (680) 778-7333. We found his information through the Palau Visitors BureauWritten 22 April 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It is a sand bar where you can walk along. It is more picturesque from the above. It is also might not be visible during the tide.Written 18 December 2019
- Worth the effort to walk from the highway down to the falls. Interesting sites along the way. Take a stick to aid walking, a packed lunch, drinks and ensure you go into the pool and feel the exhilaration sitting under the falls.Written 10 December 2020
- If your in Palau you really should boat through the Rock Islands, they're beautiful! I took some video footage as we boated through natural rock arches and cruised over turquoise water.Written 15 May 2020
- Few people visit this beautiful atoll, 50 km north of the main island. It takes an hour by car and another hour by boat to reach Kayangel island where there is a tiny community of about 100 souls.Written 13 December 2019
- Short self walking tour of outside/open aquarium having educational zones of sea life nicely set up for the tourist. Cost is $10 for adult with kids being less.Written 26 January 2020
- In my opinion, best to rent a car for $45 a day versus taking a tour bus. By taking a car one can then stop at the waterfall and several other historical sites and scenic views and save a bunch of money without a bunch of people on a timeline.
Okay, the rocks popping out of the ground similar to rocks of Stonehenge stuck in the ground, or the Wheel of Giants (5000 yrs. older then Stonehenge) on the ground in the Middle East are of historical and cultural significance to residents. As such it’s worth a small about of time to see them and they are located on the northeast end of the big island approximately 60 kilometers north from Koror central.
They may not look like much, but when connecting the many ancient historical stone monoliths around the world says a lot about culture and expression relative to humans.
It can be a moving experience if one has some historical background or some initial investigation prior to viewing them, which may give some insight and parallels of what we today consider important, and by extension that which is represented in skyscrapers touching the sky.Written 26 January 2020
- We didn't swim with the dolphins but we got to see quite a few dolphins in a close proximity. We were told that this is a research site for conservation as opposed to training dolphins for touristic purposes.Written 1 September 2018
- you see here the history of the ancient inhabitants of Palau what is very very diferent from todays life afterall the influences during the past more than hundred zearWritten 9 January 2020
- Before you finish reading this, reach out and book with PDA! You will not be disappointed.
I truly had one of the *best* weeks of my life with this bad ass delightful magical crew. I traveled to Palau for a few weeks as a solo woman which is always its own type of experience. With so much magic in Palau you’d think it would be hard to think of anything as stand out, but my time with PDA was truly miraculous. Cheryl also just goes above and beyond with coordinating and driving. Truly the whole team is a gem!
From the delicious food to the stories to watching miyles free dive to soaking in arsons stories to Chris overseeing the whole dive with a thoughtful and considerate eye — there’s nothing like it.
I did dive with other shops and trust me there was a difference. Everyone is great on the island but PDA is magical. You won’t regret it!
Guys, please forgive me for how long this review took to write! Thanks for all you taught me and all the adventure you gifted me. I’ll be back, with friends next — though I made friends aplenty on the sea!
Rachel xxWritten 5 February 2022
- During a recent trip to Palau, my husband and I went out on two tours with Sam’s: Jellyfish Lake one day and then Big Drop Off, both which included a few other snorkeling spots. Sam’s has a well deserved reputation as a top diving and snorkeling outfit due to their long record of outstanding service and professionalism. From the office staff (esp Aireen) to their outstanding boat captains (esp Siksei, if I’m spelling correctly, who knows the Rock Islands and its currents like no one I’ve seen before), with Sam’s you’re guaranteed to get top quality.
Jun was our guide both times, and we can state with confidence that he is an extremely competent, professional, hospitable, and thoughtful leader. I would request him again in future trips with Sam’s. One incident in particular deserves mention. I wore my prescription glasses for the short hike to Jellyfish Lake, but then I put them aside on the platform at the lake entrance when I put on my snorkel gear. When we returned, my glasses were nowhere to be found as someone had apparently knocked them into the lake. Jun unhesitatingly jumped into the very murky, foul looking water beneath the platform in search of the glasses, and sure enough, he found them! It was an impressive act of thoughtfulness. But on top of this specific act, he’s excellent at taking time to identify particularly interesting sea life and has a good eye for spotting turtles, sharks, and other creatures.Written 4 July 2022
- Amazing people, professional diving
Good food, fun and the best divesites!
Every day was special… they all did a great jobWritten 17 September 2022
- Neco Marine took us on a dive of a lifetime: to see the Nautilus. The cost of the trip is a bit pricey but it is a huge effort (2 boats, 5 people) to make it happen so it was well worth the cost.
Neco's staff is very professional, Helen was our divemaster and she was great, one of the best DMs we have ever had.
The experience was amazing and we saw 13 Nautilus!
I highly recommend this very professional dive operation and can't say enough about how professional and pleasant all the staff at Neco are.Written 18 March 2022