The Republic of Palau is an asset given to this earth by nature. Most tourists who come here like to spend most of their time underwater as Palau is among the world’s most spectacular diving and snorkelling destinations. It features coral reefs, blue holes, hidden caves, wartime wrecks, and tunnels, more than 60 vertical drop-offs to play with, and an amazing spectrum of coral, fish, and rare sea creatures. You will also get to see outright miracles of evolution: giant clams that weigh a quarter of a ton, for example, and a lake teeming with 21 million softly pulsating, stingless jellyfish.
The best part is that you don’t have to get wet to enjoy Palau. This place also embraces Micronesia’s richest flora and fauna: exotic and rare birds fly around the islands, crocodiles slip through the mangrove swamps and orchids sprout profusely in backyards.
Toss into the mix some of Micronesia’s most socializing local people, and it’s no surprise that parts of Palau are known as the ‘beginning of everything’, a template the rest of the world would do well to follow.
Palauans are fond of good, socially aware acronym, and you can see them everywhere on signs and billboards, like ‘WAVE – Welcome All Visitors Enthusiastically’ or ‘STARS – Start Treating Alcohol Related Symptoms’. You might find yourself solving this game, too. And perhaps you’ll come to the same conclusion we did, that the name of this country is itself an acronym: ‘Palau’s Archipelago: Lovely and Unique’.
Discover what often goes unseen! Your family’s vacation at Palau will be wonderful and magical, we assure!