Destination guide

The seaside sanctuary of Palau

The dreamy blue Mediterranean draws travelers to the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia, where the seaside village of Palau impresses with its sandy beaches, walkable downtown streets and an array of family-friendly adventures. Whether you choose to stay onshore discovering centuries-old natural features and sampling tasty delights at local cafes, or take off for adventures on the sea, sailing around scattered islets in search of whales and bottlenose dolphins, you're sure to find a way to fall in love with the Mediterranean island vibes. And your Palau vacation rental will be here waiting to welcome you to this seaside haven.

Things to do

Monuments and fortresses in Palau

Though it may be tempting to spend your entire Palau vacation enjoying all the waterfront delights, this part of Sardinia has amazing historic and natural attractions to explore just outside the town center. La Fortezza di Monte Altura is a great place to start, with guided tours that show off the watchtowers and parapets of a 19th-century fortification and offer fantastic views over the sea. You'll also want to scope out the coastal vistas from the famous Roccia dell'Orso monument, a 400-foot-tall granite feature overlooking the village that weather has shaped over the centuries to resemble a bear.

Activities

Sailing away in Palau

One of the biggest appeals of an island vacation in Palau is the chance to soak up the gorgeous blue waters of the surrounding Mediterranean. Heading to one of the public beaches near your Palau vacation rental is always a great option, as the clear sea is perfect for a refreshing dip in-between walks on the sand and naps under shady umbrellas stretched out in a lounge chair. Setting out on the open sea for a sailing excursion is a must, and several companies offer the breathtaking experience of gliding along the Mediterranean to snorkeling spots and quiet archipelago beaches.

Weather

Sun-drenched days in Palau

Springtime awakens Palau with blooming flowers and rising temperatures, making it an ideal time to spend long sunny afternoons outside enjoying boat rides on the Mediterranean and kicking back with a good book on the beach. By May, temperatures typically start to rise above 70 and often stay there into October, with the hottest summer months of July and August seeing the biggest peak in crowds as well. Rainfall levels are lowest in spring and summer, making this the ideal time to look for a Palau vacation rental with a pool for the kids to splash around in on bright, clear days.

Natural features

Spotting sea life off the coast of Palau

Just a short ferry ride away from Palau, a wealth of natural delights and wildlife sightings await at La Maddalena Archipelago National Park, a marine preserve of 62 islands and islets, as well as protected sea areas. More than 700 forms of plant life can be found here, including typical Mediterranean species like juniper, myrtle and heather as well as pine forests. Whether you look to the land, the sea or the sky, you're sure to spot some of the critters big and small that call this area home, from seabirds and reptiles to bottlenose dolphins, sperm whales and sea turtles.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Palau

Fly into Olbia (OLB-Costa Smeralda), the closest airport, located 20.4 mi (32.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Figari (FSC-Figari - Sud Corse), which is 26.3 mi (42.3 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Palau?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,808 vacation rentals near Palau. From 802 Condos/Apartments to 553 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Palau for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Palau?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Palau. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Porto Pollo Beach: 2,382 vacation rentals
  • La Sciumara Beach: 2,857 vacation rentals
  • Talmone Beach: 2,396 vacation rentals
  • Monte Altura Fortress: 2,694 vacation rentals
  • Talmone Gun Battery: 2,377 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Palau listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Palau?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 802 Condos/Apartments in Palau. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Palau include:

  • Houses: 553 rentals available
  • Villas: 368 rentals available
  • Studios: 799 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Palau?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 471 vacation rentals with pool available in Palau. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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