The term tropical paradise is often overused but in the case of Palau it’s more than justified. An archipelago of over 200 mostly, low lying coral islands protected by barrier reefs and covered with emerald forests, Palau will take your breath away with its sheer beauty. Divers refers to Palau as the “underwater Serengeti” because of the abundance of marine life, crystal clear waters, and sunken wrecks to explore. Those in the know come to enjoy the unspoiled beaches, swim in the turquoise lagoons, snorkel in land-locked Jellyfish Lake, or explore the jungle for second world war relics. The largest island of Koror is home to the capital of the same name and a handful of fascinating local museums. Meanwhile, the mysterious Badrulchau stone monoliths and Ngardmau Waterfall that flows from the 217m-high Mt Ngerchelchuus on Babeldaob, are two other sights not to be missed during your all-too-short stay in paradise.