Jellyfish Lake at Eil Malk Island in Palau Archipelago

Learn all about this amazing hidden gem.

Swimming in Jellyfish Lake found on Eil Malk Island, South Pacific is amazing - one-in-a-lifetime experience.

Palau is an archipelago of coral and volcanic Islands in the South Pacific which is not often considered as the better known destinations in this area are Fiji, Bora Bora and the Cook Islands.

This hidden gem offers a beautiful destination of rainforests, lagoons, waterfalls, reefs for scuba diving and is home to the most incredible Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk Island.

The lake is around 12,000 years old and due to glaciers receding it filled with sea water and the jellyfish and other other fish had nowhere to go.

There were at one time 20 million jellyfish, but unfortunately they had declined dramatically in the last decade.

In 2016 the local villagers took the initiative to close the lake to swimming to help protect the ecosystem. A great example of taking sustainable action before it was too late.

In the last two years there has been a significant increase in jellyfish numbers and since 2019 you can now swim with the jellyfish - but you have to sign an eco-pledge - an amazing sight and a once in a lifetime experience!

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