Federated States Of Micronesia things to see and do

Tourist offices

FSM Visitors Board

FSM National Government, PO Box PS-12, Palikir, Pohnpei 1, 9694, Micronesia
Tel: 320 5133.
www.visit-fsm.org

Things to see and do

Baseball

Watch islanders dabble in a game of baseball, which is an island-wide passion - as is volleyball.

Beaches

Hit the beach. All states have beautiful white sandy beaches with relaxing, warm water.

Dive the Atolls

Also dive at the unspoiled Ant Atoll, Pakin Atoll and Black Coral in Pohmpei State. The state of Chuuk contains famous Truk Lagoon, where a whole Japanese fleet was sunk during WWII. More than 50 wrecks can be seen, some in shallower waters suitable for snorkellers. The island of Yap sees schools of manta rays year round.

Diving and snorkelling

Enjoy spectacular underwater scenery and wildlife by diving and snorkelling. Kosrae has over 50 dive sites, with unspoiled coral reefs close to the shore.

Fishing tour

Take a fishing or ocean-trolling tour. Tuna is abundant in waters off Kolonia and game fish, such as marlin and mahi-mahi, are also found.

Mountain hike

Tackle the moderately difficult hike up Sokehs Mountain, which offers breathtaking views of Sokehs rock and Kolonia harbour, tropical vegetation and birds.

Museums

Sample some cultural delights, such as the small but fascinating museums in Chuuk and Kosrae.

Pwudoi Sanctuary

See for yourself the large eels that have become a prominent part in Pohnpei's mythological stories at the Pwudoi Sanctuary, an eel pool, where locals handle these slippery creatures. The eels are portrayed as both benevolent and as terrifying monsters.

The Spanish Wall

See the states' most important historical sites: The Spanish Wall; the Catholic Bell Tower in Pohnpei; the Japanese Wartime Communication Centre at Xavier High School in Chuuk; the ancient ruins of Nan Madol in Pohnpei; and the ruins of INSARU in Kosrae.

Waterfalls

Explore Pohnpei's magnificent waterfalls, with pools ideal for bathing. Two of the most beautiful are Kepirohi and Sahwartik. A 20-minute ride out of Kolonia is the Nanpil River and a large natural pool. On the same river are the spectacular Liduduhniap Twin Waterfalls.

Edited by Jane Duru
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