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Kayangel Island

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Address: Koror, Koror Island, Palau
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Go there is you can

Drive a hire car to Ollei and take a boat up to this incredible location. Stay if you can. Eat the fish and bananas, drink the coconut milk.

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Koror, Palau
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Koror, Palau
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Drive a hire car to Ollei and take a boat up to this incredible location. Stay if you can. Eat the fish and bananas, drink the coconut milk.

Thank richardwbrooks66
sandy utah
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223 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We went with Rock Island tours. It was an all day outing. The boat was well equipped as it should be because the ocean was very rough. They had rain gear for everyone. The boat driver was capable, but it was quite an experience. The island is dream, few people and miles of white sand

1 Thank lisa w
Seoul, South Korea
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nearly 2 hours of tough speed boat ride is needed from Koror. If the weather doesn't permit, no way to go there. Nothing special for tour, just very small village, generic hand craft souvenirs and monkey bananas. However, if you get there in sunny day, absolutely surreal beach will welcome you. I've been around quite a few beautiful beaches but... More 

Thank Cpurple108
Sofia, Bulgaria
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

First time I heard about Kayangel when planning my Palau trip I was a bit pesimistic - no Internet reviews about the place, far away and expensive to reach. However it was the greatest time spent in Palau - both in getting to know the local culture and the local life. One big advice - book an overnight (or more... More 

1 Thank Petko P
Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Had a great day here the kids loved it, crystal clear water. blue lagoons great beaches. We collected sea shells and built sand castles. The beaches for the most part are quite deserted. A very beautiful place. The only down side was the local KFC & McDonalds were very hard to find. We looked for ages and still no luck.... More 

3 Thank hillbilly62016
Warsaw, Poland
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157 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It's like the postcards from paradise islands...I felt like in it :) White sand, blue in milions of shades water...simply lovely!

1 Thank Marta Z
Koror Island, Palau
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

one can email kayangel state or call ( 680-488-2766) to get an approval if ok to get a small tent that can use on the beach once he/she set foot on the island. Then one can get a real experience living in the only atoll in Palau

3 Thank mertii
Barcelona, Spain
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75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

When people talk about paradise they probably have in mind this island although they might have never heard about it. The long formations of sand, the crystal waters and the whole island is an incredible sight!!

2 Thank Blanca2013
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

My trip to Kayangel Island with Impac tours was the highlight of my trip to Palau. Mere words cannot describe the natural beauty of this island. I read the review from February advising against visiting Kayangel due to typhoon damage and I almost didn't go-but I'm so glad I did! The beaches were stunning-beautiful white sand with seashells and driftwood.... More 

7 Thank Maria L
New York
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149 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

Please be aware that Kayangel has been severely damaged by a typhoon. More than half the trees are gone, which means it's hard to find shade on this arid atoll. Many houses have been destroyed and the overall damage is still visible everywhere. Many people left for Palau. The few remaining inhabitants did not seem to too happy to see... More 

16 Thank romeboy

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