You have 3 trips in progress.   See all
Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Palau  /  Koror Island  /  Koror  /  Mandarin Fish Lake

Mandarin Fish Lake, Koror

4.4
#6 of 19 in Wildlife in Palau
Reef · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Mandarin Fish Lake
Discover a recluse of Palau's diverse marine life at Mandarin Fish Lake. Hidden among rocky outcrops and lush vegetation, the lake gives divers and snorkelers a glimpse of the shy mandarin fish against the white-sand backdrop of the lagoon's floor. If you don't catch sight of the epoynous fish, don't worry: the lake's rich ecosystem supports many other colorful, exotic, and rare species, and the surrounding landscape offers a plethora of photo ops. Mandarin Fish Lake is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Mandarin Fish Lake reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
61 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I saw Mandarin Lake as part of a kayak tour. The Mandarin fish are difficult to spot but there are so many fish to look at if you can't find them. The visibility is amazing for snorkeling. 
    I saw Mandarin Lake as part of a kayak tour. The Mandarin fish are difficult to spot but there are so many fish to look at if you can't find them. The visibility is amazing for snorkeling.  more »
  • This spot is like time travel back to the prehistoric ages. It is so quiet, peaceful, and ruggedly gorgeous. We swam out (bring fins) but did not see any mandarin fish. I heard they are quite shy.....  more
    This spot is like time travel back to the prehistoric ages. It is so quiet, peaceful, and ruggedly gorgeous. We swam out (bring fins) but did not see any mandarin fish. I heard they are quite shy.....  more »

Plan your trip to Koror

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.