Micronesia, meaning small islands, is a sub region of Oceania located in the Western Pacific Ocean that comprised of thousands of little islands. Since it’s also located between many other islands and archipelagos, the culture of Micronesia is composed of mostly Melanesian, Filipino and Polynesian influences. Its ethnicities are also the same. Guam, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Mariana Islands, and Banaba, are all considered part of Micronesia.

If there’s one reason why tourists go crazy over Micronesia, it’s because of the beaches off the coast of every island. Every beach in the sub-region has pristine blue waters and healthy aquatic life. Micronesia is considered to have many of the best dive spots in the world too. In Yap, and island part of the Federated States of Micronesia, you can find some of the world’s most beautiful manta rays.

Surfing, eco-tourism, and World War II battle sites are also great tourist attractions in Micronesia. The ancient city of Nan Madol of the Federated States of Micronesia is by far the favourite historical attraction among tourists.

Other than the beach, Micronesia offers great outdoor vibes too. Yap, in the Federated States of Micronesia, boasts of its valuable stone-money banks. You can also stroll around Kolonia, FSM’s largest town that serves as a ramshackle hub. The island of Pohnpei and Korsae has great volcanic swells perfect for hiking around, or if you want, while in Korsae you can visit the Lelu ruins.

Other fun activities that you could do in Micronesia include bikini diving in Marshall Islands, Bone fishing in Kiribati, Visiting the Rock Islands of Palau, and basking under the sun of any of the beach resorts in Guam.

Micronesia Famous Landmarks