Pálava is one of the Czech Republic's primary destinations for tourists, who are drawn by the attractive and unusual landscape as well as the local history, monuments, and hospitality of South Moravia. The summit of Devín Hill, which provides a diverse range of natural environments and fine long-distance views, has always been the most visited site of South Moravia. Knowledge of the region's history can be obtained from the exhibitions in the Regional Museum in Mikulov and in Dolní Vestonice, and also from individual sites, such as the Devicky and Sirotcí Hrádek castle ruins, the "Monument of Rural Architecture" in Pavlov, and the "Safeguarded Town Monument" in Mikulov. More detailed understanding can be gained by visiting the numerous historical monuments which are scattered throughout the Pálava.
The OREA Hotel Iris Pálava is situated amidst the picturesque South Moravian landscape in the wine-growing village of Pavlov, on the banks of the Nové Mlýny reservoir, the largest water body in Moravia and a very popular fishing and water sports centre at the foot of Pavlovské Hills, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.