Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia)

A Micronesia travel guide is an excellent way to explore the many amazing locations in this small coastal region off the coast of Australia. The Federated States of Micronesia consists of a number of small islands spread out over the middle Pacific Ocean, making up about 600 total islands. Micronesia consists of four island nations: Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap. The country is well known for its palm-shaded, rugged beaches, white sand and deep diving offers, including the world's largest underwater sculpture garden in Kosrae. The island of Yap has beautiful white sand beaches and cool blue sea temperatures, making it a popular destination for snorkelers.

The southern most islands of Micronesia are called the Northern Equatorial Islands (OEI). These are the only part of the Micronesian archipelago that is located on the coast of Asia. The Northern Equatorial Islands (OEI) is inhabited by a population of about ten to eleven thond people and have a very diverse culture. The people there can speak both English and Filipino, though majority of the population is native Micronesian. On the other hand, the southernmost islands of Micronesia are largely populated by Moruba, which is a Bornean white tailed whale population.

All the major island groups of Micronesia are connected by air, sea or road. The largest island in Micronesia, Pohnpei is also the capital of the government and the seat of government. The island is very small and has around one hundred and fifty houses. A few of the major tourist attractions in Pohnpei are Sanibel, the only authentic place of natural hot springs in the island, and among, which is a huge saltwater lagoon. Other tourist places include the Marine National Park, Lamong, and the Chinchero lagoon.

You will probably be spending more time in Lamong and Chinchero than in any other island group in Micronesia Travel Guide. The beautiful coral reef and other marine life are a sight to behold, especially at night. The experience of snorkeling in these islands is very rewarding and makes for a great day out. It's not too hard to find a good tour operator in Lamong and Chinchero. The best way to get a group tour though is to book online.

In addition to Lamong and Chinchero, there are two other island groups in the Micronesian archipelago. They are Pangani and Tonga. Unfortunately they do not feature as much in most tours, which is why you may prefer to just visit these two instead. Tonga is also a popular destination for adventure seekers and is recommended for groups of more than four people.

Unlike the other two, the island of Pohnpei is not well known. That is why it can be quite difficult to get a group tour arranged. Fortunately, if you do decide to visit Pohnpei there is plenty of accommodation available. You can stay at one of the many resorts or hotels around the island.

Another good idea is to take a guided trip. The guides can help you plan your itinerary and even arrange for lunch. These trips are usually inexpensive and well worth the trip. Some tour operators have tour packages specifically designed for people who are new to the islands. They provide expert advice and show visitors the best way to see everything on their trip.

As you can see from this Micronesia travel guide, the best way to see all that this island has to offer is by taking a group tour. However, if you do choose to visit the island on your own, you can find accommodation at a resort close to the tourist attractions. These tours are usually offered by travel agents, and cost about the same as a group tour. It is worth it to check out what is available first, before deciding whether or not a Micronesia island tour is the right choice for you.

Micronesia Travel FAQs


Are vaccinations required before travelling?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Micronesia are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Micronesia?

For up to date information around safety and security in Micronesia read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Micronesia.

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Micronesia is in february, april and august and september, when you will have a warm temperature and mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Micronesia is 29°C in january and the lowest is 28°C in february.

Do I need a visa to enter Micronesia?

You do NOT need a tourist visa to travel to this country. ... You can register your trip with the embassy.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Micronesia is the United States Dollar (USD). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Micronesia you can grab amazing United States Dollar deals via Wise.com (GBP to USD).

What wild animals live in Micronesia?

Hawaiian Monk seal also is at home in Micronesia, Hawaii and the Marshalls. The variety of sea life and land dwelling animals is one reason to that you may want to call Micronesia, Federated States of wonder and adventure.

What is the traditional food?

Breadfruit or mahi is one of the staples of Micronesian cuisine. In this traditional dish, breadfruit halves are cooked over hot stones and coconut husks. The halves are then placed on hot stones, and another layer of smaller stones is placed on the fruit.

What Languages are spoken in Micronesia?

English is the official language, and there are eight major indigenous languages of the Malayo-Polynesian linguistic family spoken in the FSM: Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaian, Chuukese, Pohnpeian, Kosraean, Nukuoro, and Kapingamarangi.

How much do you tip?

The currency in Micronesia is the United States Dollar (Tipping is optional, but appreciated.).

Where can I find a local travel expert for Micronesia?

Local Micronesia travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Micronesia Numbers?

  • Police: 911
  • Ambulance: 911
  • Fire: 911
  • UK Embassy: +679 3229 100

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference?

    The GMT time difference is 10 hours

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