This small island nation covers over a million miles of Pacific Ocean! Yap, Chuuk and Pohnpei have some of the best preserved coral reefs on the planet.
On September 11, Micronesia and especially Kosrae literally explodes in a flurry of Mardi-Gras style parades with floats, dances, singing, performances and sporting events. Not to be missed.
With an armada of vessels lying beneath the sea from the Japanese Fourth Imperial Fleet, Micronesia can very well be the Wreck Diving capital of the world.
It is only recently that international travellers are allowed to participate in Yap Day. During the first weekend of March, the locals gather and perform (literally) once-in-a-lifetime dances. Be prepared for fun, fervour and gaiety!
Learn about Birds and Bees
We’re talking about the hundreds of rare species of birds, flowers and other fauna endemic to this beautiful country. Really.
The 607 islands of Micronesia are spread over a million square miles of Pacific Ocean, making it one of the most untouched beach destinations in the world. With some of the world’s most incredible coral reef formations and beautiful lagoons, it is a true diver’s paradise.
From west to east, Micronesia’s watery states of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae have some of the best holiday spots for families and couples. From its cloud forests where tropical redwoods ‘float’ among the lowest-elevation cloud formations to the Chuuk/ Truk Lagoon, said to be the wreck-diving capital of the globe – everything is pristine and waiting to be experienced. The vast seascape of Micronesia belies the hundreds of sights, sounds and activities on land and water that this destination provides.
Guam connects this country to the world with flights from Australia and the world. Visitors will be entranced by a culture preserved for thousands of years, beaches and coral reefs abounding in marine life at Truk, the ancient stone city of Pohnpei and swimming with giant manta rays of Yap. There are scores of monuments, relics, and memorials of World War II dotting these islands for history buffs. Check out our Hot Deals below, where you’ll find some of the best all-inclusive Micronesia holiday deals and packages in all of South Pacific; or read more about its islands, hotels, resorts and what experiences to savor once you’re on the happy isles!
Despite its remoteness, there are several great hotels and resorts spread all over Micronesia. The divers’ favourite haunts range from the Yap Bay Dive Resort and the Manta Bay Dive Resort in Yap, while Palau takes distinction in the famed Caroline’s Resort, West Plaza Coral Reef Resort and the Palau Pacific Resort, a beautiful beachside getaway perfect for five-star holidays. You can check out Hideaway Holidays’ wide range of hotels and resorts below by destination.
Water Sports: Travellers can pick their favourite activities from scuba-diving, wreck diving, snorkelling the coral reefs, parasailing, surfing, jet skiing, kite-surfing, game fishing, cave diving and more!
Day Tours: From Guam, take a unique Micronesian day-tour which will see travelers start from a mountain, past a waterfall to end swimming with schools of multi-coloured fish in the coral reefs of Truk.
Bird-watching: Micronesia is home to several varieties of endemic avian species like the nightingale reed-warbler, the Truk Monarch, the blue-faced parrot finch, the Pohnpei Lori, the Kosrae greater white-eye and many others.
Island Hikes: See the majesty of the PahnTakai Caves and the Pohnpei Falls.
Stone Ruins of Nan Madol: Said to have been constructed between 500 and 1500 AD, Nan Madol has massive ruins of the royal residence and separate islands for rituals, funerals and storage.
Ask for change: The ancient Yapese currency features massive stone coins measuring as much as 3 metres across, which are still used for traditional occasions!
Dive liveaboards, cruise ships and yachts are a fairly common sight on the warm, clear waters of Micronesia. Whether travellers are looking for a fully-crewed yachting experience or a bare-boat charter, Hideaway Holidays’ South Pacific Specialists will have a ready list of available charters currently in Micronesia. Just jot down your dream cruising or sailing experience and we’ll get back to you with some of the best all-inclusive cruise options ever!
Diving & Snorkeling
To the diving enthusiast, Chuuk offers unquestionably the finest wreck diving experience available. It is a rare opportunity to find so many ship wrecks so close together and so completely intact. Chuuk also grows better with time and exploration. With each year of submersion the wrecks become more gilded in a lacework of brilliantly coloured soft coral, sponges, anemones and sea fans. This dense marine life, in turn, attracts great schools of jacks, tuna, grouper and other creatures of the deep.