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The Federated States of Micronesia are Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap. The 607 islands are situated in the middle of the Pacific, just north of the Equator.

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Micronesia Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and resources for visitors to Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap.

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The capital of the Federated States of Micronesia, Palikir, is located on Pohnpei.

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Pohnpei has some of the most diverse scenery among the islands of Micronesia.

Due to the high rainfall, you can find rushing rivers, tranquil fresh water pools, and even spectacular waterfalls.

A Tour of Pohnpei:
Mark Haun's images, descriptions, and sounds gathered while spending a year as a student missionary, teaching high school, at the Pohnpei Seventh-day Adventist School.

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Colonia, Lelu.


Moen Island, in Chuuk, is the largest community in the Federated States of Micronesia.

The main island of Weno (formerly Moen) is the capital and commercial centre of Chuuk.

Chuuk, with its vast, shallow, beautiful lagoon is a mecca for wreck divers. A major shipwreck site from WWII, Truk Lagoon is unquestionably the world's best shipwreck diving destination.

With so many wrecks so close together, Chuuk is a diver's paradise.

Odyssey Adventures:
132 foot live-aboard vessel based in Weno, Chuuk. The Odyssey boasts nine comfortable, fully carpeted staterooms with private air conditioning controls, windows or large portholes and private toilet, shower and sink.

Truk Blue Lagoon Resort:
The hotel's low two story design of 54 modern, spacious, air conditioned rooms blends perfectly with the island's tropical and serene atmosphere.

Truk Lagoon:
On February 17th and 18th 1944, the U.S. navy launched a devastating air attack on the Japanese Imperial Fleet, situated inside the sheltered waters of Truk Lagoon. Divers can explore the wrecks in safe, easy diving conditions.


Yap has lost nothing as the modern world passes it by.

Micronesia's most reserved and traditional lifestyle is unspoilt beauty.

Accommodation in Yap

Manta Ray Hotel Manta Ray Hotel:
As Yap is world famous for it's large population of manta rays, the motif of the entire hotel is marine life. Each room bears a fish name, and is decorated accordingly, with photographs and paintings of that fish; right down to the hand carved key.

The Pathways Hotel:
Situated on a hillside overlooking a bay below in a tropical garden setting, this family-owned and operated eco resort offers nine individual cottages interconnected by wooden walkways and swing bridges.

Yap Pacific Dive Resort: Colonia.
This intimate retreat of 20 rooms and two Grand Suites is styled in unique 1880's Victorian architecture, offering all the amenities of a 5-Star Hotel.


Kosrae is a fairly quiet island, ten miles by six, of peaceful villages and a traditional lifestyle.

Near Tafunsak Village, in the north of the island, Kosrae International Airport handles direct 737 flights to and from Honolulu and Guam, with connections through Majuro and Pohnpei.

Kosrae Nautilus Resort:
16 room complex in tropical gardens, with the only swimming pool on the island, a full restaurant and bar facilities. All rooms are air-conditioned with 2 double beds, mini bar, and daily room service.

Kosrae Village Resort.

A dive and Eco-adventure resort with traditional Micronesian bungalows under the shade of mangrove, pandanus and coconut trees at the ocean's edge. Strategically placed torches provide night lighting along the paths.

Micronesia Information

Banking in Micronesia:
Locally owned and FDIC insured, the Bank of the Federated States of Micronesia has branches in Pohnpei, Yap, Kosrae and Chuuk.

FSM Government:
Home page of the National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), its departments, and overseas missions.

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