Palau (also spelled Belau) lies along the Caroline Islands 800 km away to the eastern side of the Philippines. The islands of the Palau group were probably the first to be settled in this area many thousands of years ago. Palau is made up of over 200 islands but only eight are permanently inhabited. The forested islands of the north have been formed by volcanoes. Tapioca, coconuts, fruit, and vegetables are grown in their fertile soil.
Southern Palau is made up of low-lying coral islands. Palau’s main exports are copra and tuna, but tourism is becoming increasingly important to the...More