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A Peek Into The islands of Micronesia: Part 2

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In the last article we discussed about the islands of Micronesia and the Federated States of Micronesia. Micronesia has a vast number of islands and the destinations and activities may vary depending upon the location of the islands. Similarly, the visa requirements are also different according to the islands. Let’s have a look at the different destinations of Micronesia.


The Marshall Islands

When it comes to the undiscovered destinations in the world, The Marshall Islands can be considered one of the last in it. Though, not discovered much by tourists, they can amaze everyone with natural and tropical beauty and the untouched natural habitats.  The Marshall Islands geographically is part of Micronesia and falls under the US territory. 

The Marshall Islands are a chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean. The Pearl of the Pacific is also the known name for it. Some of the popular destinations to visit here are:


Majuro

Majuro is the capital and the largest city of the Marshall Islands. The Majuro atoll having some limited things to offer has a good base for the exploration of the surrounding islands. The Laura Beach is the main tourist attraction which is on the western tip of the main island.

Eneko Island is a small atoll which is known for camping. Arno atoll is popular for the coral reefs and is among the top attractions of Majuro.


Bikini Atoll

Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands was the site of 23 nuclear tests during 1940s and 1950s. UNESCO had declared it as a World Heritage site for the nuclear tests. Within Bikini atoll, Bikini, Eneu, namu and Enidrik islands compose over 70% of the area and have a great travel exposure.

Bikini island is the largest islet. Scuba diving in Bikini Atoll is considered as once in a life time adventure. The Ralik Chain near to Bikini Atoll is also a popular destination.


Enewatak Atoll

The Enewatak Atoll is a large coral atoll of 40 islands. It is the second-westernmost atoll of Ralik Chain. Some of the top attractions of Enewatak Atoll are: Runit Island, Elugelab and runit dome. 

You can travel to many other destinations apart from the mentioned above which are:

– Jaluit Atoll

– Kwajalein Island

– Mili Atoll 

– Ratak Chain

– Bokak Atoll

– Toke Atoll


Don’t forget shopping here

Majuro is the best place to shop for the hand-made, all natural and finest handicrafts in Micronesia. You can find the local shops where you can purchase the handicrafts and also find local t-shirts, postcards etc. on Majuro shops.


Activities to do in The Marshall Islands

One of the famous activity you can carry out at the islands is diving and snorkeling. The Marshall Islands are famous for diving, and you can experience the treasures of the islands through it. The waters of Bikini atoll offer a dynamic dive museum. You can also enjoy the Marshalls Billfish Club Tournaments where you can witness the popular events of Majuro. 


Hence, the beautiful and exciting Marshall Islands should be on everyone’s travel list!!