Hotels in Micronesia
The Federated States of Micronesia are a part of Oceania and represent a group of more than 600 islands in the Pacific Ocean. This place is one of the most remote and striking in the world, with beautiful nature and lots of landscaping wealth. The Federated States of Micronesia are an island nation. The larger islands, and there are not more than 40, are mountainous, covered with evergreen forests and can boast with coral gardens hidden underwater. The climate on the islands is moist - it is one of the wettest places on earth. Although the Federated States of Micronesia are a birthplace of typhoons, they are the place with the magnificent vegetation. From one island to another it is easy to get by air or sea. As translated from the Greek “Macaronesia” means small islands. But their size is the reason why they are so cosy and unique.
Recommended hotels in Micronesia
Where to go in Micronesia?
Pohnpei is a beautiful exotic island with dense evergreen vegetation, where the hills are covered with jungle and flowering hibiscus. It is an island with a record rainfall, which means that it is ideal for lovers of eco-tourism: there are many rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Many come there to marvel at the Pohnpei steep cliff Sokehs Rock the ancient city made from the stone of Nan Madol. Pohnpei has its own capital - Kolonia, tiny, like everything else in Micronesia, it is a small cluster of villages. This place is ideal for surfing, maybe one of the best in the world. But not many know about it!
Many travellers come to Micronesia for the sake of Nan Madol - the royal residence of the islands. Nan Madol is close to Pohnpei and consists of 92 artificial small islands. Twenty-six feet tall basalt columns were quarried on the island of Pohnpei and taken to the place where the residence was built by rafts. Channels around Nan Madol are called "Venice of Micronesia", there live turtles, fish, and eels and the way they were built strikes you. Nan Madol served as the venue for rituals; as well there were home meetings, temples, burial vaults and swimming pools. Nan Madol was home to the priests and rulers.
Lelu Island and the main island of Kosrae are connected by a causeway, earlier in 13-14 centuries there was located a fortress town inhabited by the royal court Kosraean. The ruins of the city, which is now covered with tropical forests, are in the middle of the jungle. Having come to the ruins, you'll see the remains of once majestic buildings, houses of high-ranking officers, the high walls, and royal burial mounds. There are placed signs with the description for tourists with all the necessary information.
The capital of the tiny island Yap is Colonia, which has a beautiful view of the sea from any place there. Arriving in Yap walk to the “stone-money” bank, which is situated in the neighbouring village of Balabat. Also, drop into the Ethnic Art Village, where there are preserved and exhibited many instances of local art. Nearby there is an old German Cable Station (1905), which connects Shanghai to Guam and the Philippines. It’s very interesting to walk the island around, breathing clean air, away from civilization. At the end of the walk, you can go to the beach Bechiyal, where you can have rest and enjoy a wonderful sunset.