Palaui Island

Santa Ana

It is a sensory treat pleasing every island visitor to have a 360-degree view of Palaui’s rugged cliffs and craggy coastlines, vast grasslands and valleys, uninhabited islands, and white coral beaches. From this viewpoint, enjoy the seascape featuring Engaño Cove and Dos Hermanas Islands, and catch sight of the Babuyan Islands. After some unhurried trekking, hikers can reach the weather-beaten late 19th-century Cape Engaño Lighthouse (Faro de Cabo Engaño).

The compound features a battered and weathered housing pavilion and its 11-meter octagonal tower that now runs on a solar-powered beacon. Built almost four years in the late 19th century (September 21, 1888 to December 31, 1892), the lighthouse is the crowning touch of anyone’s Palaui adventure. The lighthouse is not just all about this beautiful island. Its nature trekking activities will show off its diverse flora and fauna, while its pristine and secluded beaches are something to be fired up. After a tiring trek, visitors can enjoy relaxing massages and partake in delicious island food. With its rough-hewn physical features, this weathered and out-of-the-way travel destination is what makes this island magical. More fascinating are its warm people, passionate about caring for and preserving the island close to its uninhabited past. The Protected Area Management Board thru Palaui Environmental Protectors Association (PEPA) is at the forefront of conservation, protection, and sustainable tourism efforts in the island.