No fish feels out of water in Palau. Consistently ranking as one of the world's unparalleled dive destinations, the island nation indeed never fails to awe if you're coming with your sight set on aquatic adventure. And it's not yet another worn-out slogan beckoning from a glossy holiday brochure. In Palau even the jellyfish have given up on their stinging abilities to pimp your snorkeling experience to maximum levels of satisfaction.
Typically, divers drop their anchors in the Blue Corner and German Channel, where close encounters with sharks and manta rays are inherent parts of the ultimate scuba escapades. Those in need for some first-class resort pampering will certainly appreciate Koror's modern feel, perfectly manicured beaches and culinary melange. Lone wolves will find a pristine refuge on Angaur, where days roll by eventlessly and everyone's all the more thankful for it. If holiday without the backpack doesn't come into play, Babeldaob will give you enough ancient footpaths to wear your soles out as well as wild beaches to kick off your shoes and heal the sores. Last but not least, if there's a delicious cake, there's just got to be a cherry on top of it too, and in case of Palau, there are like 200 of them. The broccoli-looking Rock Islands scattered all over an impossibly gorgeous lagoon will send all of you on your knees: divers, beach-bums and nature admirers alike.
As a nation of people who have managed to prevent environmental degradation and avoid moral decay, Palau wears its gentleness on its sleeve, and if it is hassle-free vacation wrapped in the Micronesian package that you're after, this is quite possibly one of those places we can recommend in good conscience.