Micronesia, a Pacific island paradise, is a hidden gem for those seeking a unique and untouched destination. Comprising thousands of tiny islands, this region is a diver’s dream with its vibrant coral reefs, diverse marine life, and the famous Chuuk Lagoon, a living museum of World War II shipwrecks. Palikir, the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia, offers a blend of traditional Micronesian culture and modern influences. Visitors can explore ancient ruins, such as the Nan Madol, a mysterious archaeological site often referred to as the “Venice of the Pacific.”
The natural beauty of Micronesia extends beyond its waters. Pohnpei, known as the “Rainbow of the Pacific,” boasts lush rainforests, waterfalls, and traditional stone money banks. Yap, another captivating island, offers a glimpse into a preserved way of life where traditional stone paths and men’s meeting houses called “faluw” are integral to the local culture.
The Outer Islands, less explored but equally enchanting, provide a sense of seclusion and tranquillity. Micronesia’s unique cultural festivals, like the Yap Day Festival and Liberation Day, offer an immersive experience of the local way of life, celebrating traditional dances, food, and crafts.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
It can be wet all year round, but at its wettest during our summer months. There is very little difference in temperature year-round.
Over 24 hours, but will probably be better to stay overnight in Hawaii and the US.
United States Dollar
A paradise for divers!
HOW TO GET THERE
United Airlines offers a service to Honolulu – with then onward connections through the US to the UK.
English, although there are regional languages.
IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH
With few flight options, it’s best to stay in Hawaii as a twin-centre, and possibly even spend some time in one of the big American hubs such as San Francisco or Los Angeles.
OUR FAVOURITE MICRONESIAN DESTINATIONS
We would be delighted to talk about your holiday arrangements over the phone. You can contact us between 8am and 10pm every day (outside of office hours may not be immediate).
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Our office is open 9:30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays). If you wish to make an appointment, please either call or send a message, although it’s not compulsory.