With dozens of waterfalls, ancient ruins and some of the clearest water you've ever seen, Pohnpei is easy to fall in love with.
Pohnpei is one of the islands belonging to the Federated States of Micronesia. It is approximately 96 kilometres around.
The Federated States of Micronesia consists of 607 islands stretching 2900 kilometres.
Many of these islands are very small and uninhabited.
The majority of people in Pohnpei speak Pohnpeian, which is the second-most broadly spoken language in the Federated States of Micronesia. English is taught in schools and widely spoken.
Like other locations we fly to, the climate in Pohnpei is warm and tropical. There are typically only two seasons - wet and dry.
The wet season is April to December (most rain between July and October), while the dry season is December to April.
The official currency of the Federated States of Micronesia is the US Dollar and ATMs are available in most of the major islands.
Cash is most prevalent, although most large tourist businesses and hotels will accept major credit cards.
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Things to do in Pohnpei
Pohnpei has plenty to offer tourists looking for adventure. Snorkel, surf or hike in this pristine island paradise. The choice is yours.
It might be the one of the surfing world's best kept secrets, but Pohnpei is well-known for its surfing. Clear waters with clean breaks provide the perfect setting for some of the world's best surfing! Palikir Pass is one of the most popular locations. The surf season here is long and generally goes from early September to early May.
Nan Madol is a wonder to visit and it is definitely worth adding to your list when visiting Pohnpei. It was the home of the old kings of Pohnpei, and the ruins are a feat of architecture, even today. Only an hour's drive from Kolonia followed by a short walk through the jungle will bring you to this incredible place. Keep in mind that you may have to pay locals for access to the ruins.
Diving and Snorkelling
Pohnpei's coral reefs are wonders, often stretching for kilometres along Pohnpei's channels, which are home to scores of manta rays. Snorkel incredible regions under the sea filled with bright coral and fish, or take a boat and paddle in the clear waters of locations like the Ant Atoll.
Where to stay in Pohnpei
We promise you won't be spending much time in your room with so much to explore in Pohnpei, but you'll still need somewhere to stay!
Cliff Rainbow has welcome visitors to Pohnpei for over 50 years and is located cliffside of Kolonia, overlooking the Sokehs Rock. There are three types of rooms available at Cliff Rainbow and this hotel will suit any traveller. The restaurant at the hotel serves all meals, seven days a week. Here, you will be able to find Pohnpeian delicacies as well as and many
Mangrove Bay Hotel
The Mangrove Bay Hotel is located right beside the water on the Mangrove Bay Peninsula. Restaurants, shops and sightseeing activities are close by. An exciting feature of this hotel is that it features a marina with boats available to hire for excursions like fishing, diving or sailing. There is a bar on-site where you can enjoy a cocktail and the view after an activ
South Park Hotel
With air-conditioned rooms and located cliff-side with a stunning view, you won't want to leave the South Park Hotel in Pohnpei. Just a short walk to the centre of town, there are plenty of amenities nearby like shops and restaurants. Enjoy the sunset glow from the beautiful lawn every evening as you relax in Pohnpei.
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