This is probably one of the nicest places in the Pacific. Save for Guam, easily the most developed country in Micronesia. Night and day compared to Majuro.
People here have houses, not shanties. There is furniture in the houses. I could tell because they had electricity, which also says something There are businesses and shops all over Koror. This is definitely a significant tourist draw.
The people of Palau seem more Asian than the rest of the Pacific, which makes sense considering they are closer to Asia than any other Pacific country.
I’m writing this on a wireless connection eating very cheap sushi. I think that says it all.
I’ve been very excited about Palau. I have budgeted more time here than any other place in Micronesia and have high expectations. So far, it is delivering.