(Palau, Micronesia — April 27, 2010) — Aside from having one’s own private island, Palau is a North Pacific paradise that appeals to those who truly want to get away from it all, especially for couples who want to enjoy a romantic interlude, far far away. Ideal for those who want to renew their vows in a unique, outdoor fashion or for those tying the knot for the first time, Palau boasts some very intriguing options, including everything from underwater nuptials to an up close and personal encounter with dolphins.

Front and center are local purveyors, Sam’s Tours, Fish –n- Fins and Neco Tours, whom all offer the incredible opportunity to engage in underwater nuptials. Although no packaged programs exist, each tour company can provide this customizable service for those hard core divers who feel the urge to exchange their vows beneath the surface. Other available options through these vendors include a wedding on the secluded island of Peleliu at Honeymoon Beach or on board a live-aboard yacht while out at sea.

For those who prefer to “be grounded,” the beachside Palau Pacific Resort has hosted many couples interested in exchanging their nuptials in the most idyllic of settings. Surrounded by the gentle sound of the sea, with blue skies or golden sunsets and sparkling white sands as the stage, couples will make their everlasting vows of love in a truly unforgettable setting.

The Palau Pacific Resort’s wedding package includes: private beach ceremony; personal wedding coordinator; transfers to and from the airport in an exclusive VIP vehicle; fresh floral arrangements/flower shower/floral wedding ring pillow; marriage certificate; bridal bouquet and groom’s corsage; Champagne toast after the ceremony; bridal beauty package; 80-minute treatment for the bride at Elilai Spa by Mandara; wedding gift especially made by Palau Pacific Resort; exclusive use of a bride’s room for preparations; gift voucher (two nights in a Ocean View Room, for a return visit, valid for one year). For more information and reservations, visit www.palauppr.com or contact Palau Pacific Resort at (680) 488 2600 or info@ppr-palau.com.

Dolphins Pacific is another option, where the bride and groom can swim with dolphins in the pristine waters of the Pacific, either pre- or post- ceremony as a special way to commemorate the joyous occasion. Dolphin’s Pacific Ocean Blessing package allows couples to enjoy a private affair in the remote Emerald Lagoon alongside the dolphins. The magical creatures, which symbolize smooth sailing, share their ocean blessing and give couples a truly unique wedding day experience. The package starts at $1,500 (8 person maximum) and includes: private ceremony at Emerald Lagoon, surrounded by the beautiful Rock Islands; boat transportation to and from Dolphin Bay; round trip land transportation from Palau Pacific Resort to venue; ceremony officiated by a Judge; mar mar, lei & bouquet; VIP red carpet and flower and candle arrangements; hair and makeup “Bridal Beauty Package” by Melusch- Dil; and photo (CD & album) services of ceremony. For more information and reservations, visit dolphinspacific.com or contact (680)488-8582 or e-dream@dolphinspacific.com.

Palau, Micronesia
Located in the westernmost corner of Micronesia, Palau is an archipelago of more than 586 islands with about 20,000 inhabitants. Consistently ranked as one of the world’s best dive destinations, Palau is the ultimate paradise for the adventurous traveler, boasting some of the most spectacular water features and beaches as well as the world famous Rock Islands and Jellyfish Lake. With more than 1,400 species of fish and 500 species of coral, some have called Palau the “8th Natural Wonder of the World”, while others have identified Palau as “One of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World.” For more information about Palau, please visit www.visit-palau.com.