Discover the Micronesian Islands That are Perfect for Diving & Snorkelling with Their Beautiful Beaches & Blue Waters
A veritable Eden in the western Pacific, Micronesia invites discovery both above land—on sugary sand beaches and in verdant forests—and below its gentle, azure waters. Each pristine island, from Guam to the Northern Mariana Islands, from the Marshall Islands to Palau, exudes a bewitching blend of active adventure, hospitable people, and a rich culture and history. Dive deep into the Blue Grotto off Saipan. Trek through ancient villages and ruins on Palau. Taste mangrove crab and fruit bat soup. Kayak through peaceful lagoons in Majuro. And explore World War II relics in the Marshall Islands. Here, fortuitously set in the vast expanse of the ocean, Micronesia is an untouched paradise that captures the heart of romantics, adventurers, divers, and families.
Gaferut. Gaferut is a rookery island full of nesting birds, and one of the uninhabited islands of the State of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. Just 1,500 feet long and 500 feet wide, Gaferut is called Fayo by the Faraulep people of the neighboring atoll some 70 miles to the southwest; meaning stone or rock in the Woleaian language.
Chuuk Lagoon. Chuuk Lagoon, formerly known as Truk Lagoon, is the main island of Chuuk State –with more than 36,000 residents the largest of the four states making up the Federated States of Micronesia. Located at the center of the Caroline Islands, the reef protecting the lagoon has a length of more than 220 kilometers with 41 islets on it, while 57 islands and islets are found within the lagoon.
Lamotrek. Lamotrek is both a coral atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia, and one of the fourteen outlying atolls that partly makeup the island State of Yap, as well as the only inhabited island of the atoll. While the total land area is less than half a square mile, the atoll’s reef encloses a lagoon that is 12 square miles in size. The population of Lamotrek is approximately 373, and the residents are accustomed to visitors but still maintain their own culture proudly.
Guam. Guam is blessed with spectacular natural beauty and a rich cultural history. Apra Harbor is a deep-water port located on the western side of the island. The island is part of the Mariana Islands and near the Mariana Trench, which is the deepest part of the earth’s oceans, and the deepest location of the earth itself. The port serves both as a U.S. naval station and Guam’s main commercial port.
Koror. Palau's early history is still largely veiled in mystery. Why, how or when people arrived on this beautiful islands is unknown, but studies indicate that today's Palauans are distant relatives of the Malays of Indonesia, Melanesians of New Guinea and Polynesians. As for the date of their arrivals, carbon dating of artefacts from the oldest known village sites on the Rock Islands and the spectacular terraces on Babeldaob place civilization here as early as 1,000 BC.
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