There are many places on the big island of Babeldaob to experience the natural beauty and traditional culture of Palau, just a short drive from the Palau Beach Bungalows.
Nearby Melekeok on Babeldaob Island:
*Note that entry fees may apply for various state attractions. For more information call the State office or see www.pristineparadisepalau.com
The Palau Beach Bungalows includes four cozy private one-bedroom units situated at the front of a lush jungle valley that has housed our family for centuries. We built the bungalows so visitors can enjoy the beauty and peace of our traditional Palauan village away from the busy town center of Koror.
Melekeok, one of the two ancient “kingdoms” of Palau (Koror is the other one), is the home state of the Palau Beach Bungalows. It is a great location to enjoy the varied cultural and natural sights on Palau’s big island of Babeldaob.
Melekeok is located on the east coast of Babeldaob island which is the second largest landmass in Micronesia (after Guam)--27 miles long and 1.9 miles wide. It's sparsely populated with villages along the coastlines. The Compact Road, a modern 2-lane highway, circles the island and makes it easy to explore. There is also a paved cross-island road in the middle near Melekeok, for convenient east-west travel.
Palau’s two official languages are English and Palauan and it’s our lifestyle to be generous, friendly, and helpful. Palauans are comfortable with modern ways yet strong on preserving traditional culture and customs.
Legends abound that recount the history of clans and villages. Important cultural motifs and symbols are painted on the men's meeting houses, called Bai. Once restricted to Palauan chiefs, many are now open for viewing by visitors
including Bai Melekeong in Melekeok.
Things to do in Melekeok:
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