Palau

Arriving at Palau in the Pacific Islands is like reaching the rainbow's end. Read the full article, "A Place Apart," in our October 2012 issue.

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Ocean Hunter I, a 60-foot steel motorsailer, is available for charter through Fish 'N Fins in Palau.Fish 'N Fins Charters

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Palauan anchoragePeter Schroeder

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Rock Islands, PalauFish 'N Fins Charters

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Palauan Sailing CatamaranPeter Schroeder

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Liveaboard Dive Boats offer 7- to 10- day cruises.Peter Schroeder

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A diver from Ocean Hunter I descends to one of Palau's many reefs.Fish 'N Fins Charters

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Ocean Hunter I, PalauFish 'N Fins Charters

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Ocean Hunter I, PalauFish 'N Fins Charters

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Sign in a restaraunt window, Koror, PalauPeter Schroeder

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Bai - Traditional Men's Meeting HousePeter Schroeder

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Bai InteriorPeter Schroeder

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Bai ExteriorPeter Schroeder

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The capitol of Palau, said to be the most breathtaking capitol complex in the Pacific, combines modern western design with cultural and traditional features.Peter Schroeder

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Carp Island is a popular cruising yacht anchorage in Palau.Peter Schroeder

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Carp Island, PalauPeter Schroeder

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In Palau, bats are both pets and dinner.Peter Schroeder

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Decorated PapayaPeter Schroeder

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Coconut and crab make up a traditional dish in PalauPeter Schroeder

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White sand beaches are common in Palau.Peter Schroeder

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Palauan Fishing NetsPeter Schroeder

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Palau's 2,000-year-old Ngarchelong stone-faced monoliths, similar to those of Easter Island, look out across the seaPeter Schroeder

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Storyboard CarverPeter Schroeder

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Traditional Palau HousePeter Schroeder

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Palau's Dolphins Pacific Center, the world's largest marine mammal interaction, educational, & research facility, is another popular stopover for cruising yachtsmen.Peter Schroeder

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