Memories to last a lifetime
Pohnpei features a wide range of adventures, places to see, and things to do. Diving and exploring the magnificent coral reefs, surfing an epic wave, or simply enjoying a leisurely walk – it’s all here for visitors to enjoy.
Pohnpei Island is a large volcanic island with rugged mountain peaks, steaming rainforests, sheer cliffs, and crashing waterfalls greet adventurers to this very unique and exotic location. Pohnpei is one of the wettest places on earth with over 300 inches of rain per year, making it one of the top places for a wet, wild adventure of waterfalls, snorkeling, diving, and surfing. The island boasts lush tropical forests, cascading mountain streams, tumbling waterfalls, hidden freshwater swimming pools and exquisite flora. It’s no wonder that Pohnpei is known as the Garden Island.
For adventurers interested in local legends and traditions, a visit to the archaeological site of Nan Madol is a must-see. Nan Madol (often referred to as the Venice of the Pacific) is an ancient stone city built on 100 artificial islets by the rulers of Pohnpei, between 750 AD and 1500 AD. The major buildings were constructed of immense basalt logs six meters long, weighing several tons and brought to the islands by raft. The stone fortress of steps, paths and temple became the burial place for the Saudeleur kings and priests.
The more you explore the island of Pohnpei, the more you will be amazed over how much it has to offer.