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Best time to visit Palau

Our verdict

The best time to visit Palau is November-May

Palau can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, November-May is the best time to go.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day in Melekeok. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Melekeok is around 27℃ (80℉). Temperatures can often differ in other locations in Palau, so be sure to continue reading if you plan on visiting elsewhere.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Palau, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Palau in November. Head there in March instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to read all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Palau. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll have found out all there is to know about when to go, and you’ll be ready to start booking your flights! Who knows, we might even have some surprises waiting for you when you get there!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

May

Palau seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Palau is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Palau

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
MelekeokNovember-May
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Top FAQs

Palau is in Oceania.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Palau:

The warmest month of the year in Melekeok, one of the most popular places to visit in Palau, is May.
The driest month of the year in Melekeok, Palau, is usually around March each year.

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