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    This country is soooo impressive. The rock islands are jutting limestone pinnacles surrounded by aqua blue waters and vibrant reefs. Amazing opportunities to paddle through them, snorkle, and dive around them. Some of the best diving in the world. Amazing intact reef ecosystems.

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    My pearl of the Pacific Ocean, Palau is a teeny tiny island nation to the east of The Philippines and as an adventure destination it stands alone: off the beaten track with everything your adventurous heart could desire: mysterious ancient ruins to explore, desert islands to conquer, volcanos to climb and remnants of the Battle of the Pacific to uncover. And for the Scuba diver in you, while other places might have better coral reefs, more WWII wrecks and more species of tropical fish, Palau is the only country that has them all together in one surprisingly accessible place.

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If you ask a scuba aficionado where the best place on earth to dive is, they'll likely point you to Palau. This group of islands in southwestern Micronesia has sharks, it has reefs, it has lakes full of stingerless jellyfish, which float around you in the warm water like magic pink fairy bubbles. The islands' Hollywood good-looks were taken advantage of in the tenth season of Survivor. They are home to a proud and educated people who still practice their thriving indigenous culture that has been matrilineal for thousands of years. The island's hospitality industry and infrastructure are more sophisticated than in many other west Pacific nations. The islands have their share of deluxe hotels and resorts, but you may choose to stay in family-owned beach bungalows or guesthouses for a longer stay. If you're not a scuba diver, have no fear, you won't be bored: Koror, the biggest town on the islands, is home to shops and restaurants. Hire a boat out to the stunning Rock Islands, a ... read more
collection of 300 jungled mini-islands, green globes that seem to float on the turquoise water like verdant marshmallows. It's hard to avoid local culture anywhere in Palau, but Meriil island is especially well known for its traditional dances … and its fierce karaoke.

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Aliases: Republic of Palau, Beluu ęr a Belau