Palau becomes the first nation in the world to ban commercial fishing and become a giant marine sanctuary the size of France. Palau “We have no choice – the ocean is our way of life,” says President Remengesau. “It’s our livelihood, it’s our culture, and it’s our economy.”
The Republic of Palau is officially part of the 250 island group comprising the Federal States of Micronesia and a pristine archipelago rated as one of the world’s best diving destinations by scuba aficionados.
The country beckons you with some of the most awe inspiring natural wonders featuring coral reefs under the clearest waters, blue holes, wartime wrecks, hidden caves and tunnels, more than 60 vertical drop- offs to explore, and a spectacular array of coral, fish, and rare sea creatures. One of the most astonishing evolutionary wonders in Palau is a lake populated by 21 million softly pulsating, stingless jellyfish.
On land, discover Palau’s purest beauty as you explore the whitest sand beaches and forests, waterfalls and caves that have never been ravaged by man. Combine all this with some of Micronesia’s most friendliest people and it’s no surprise that parts of Palau are known as the ‘beginning of everything’.