Each state of Micronesia is highly individual in its character, appearance and environment. For instance, Yap is known for its largest stone currency in the world and Chuuk's lagoon is one of the world's best and most well known wreck diving sites with dozens of Japanese warships and aircraft dotting the bottom of the ocean.
Kosrae is surrounded by a reef and is dotted with the mountains and dense jungle. The island is known for its fertile soil and citrus fruit, such as oranges, tangerines and limes growing in profusion. If you view the island from the air, it appears as a silhouette of a woman's body.
Pohnpei is the largest and tallest island in the Federal States of Micronesia, covered with abundant mangrove forests, mountainous peaks, and beautiful waterfalls and over forty rushing rivers. Pohnpei is a wonderful destination for natural retreats. It has several camping sites for those, who wish to sleep under an open sky, explore the depths of natural ambiance, enjoy sounds of spectacular waterfalls and hike challenging mountains.
The highest point of the island, Mt. Nahna Laud, is seven hundred and ninety eight meters high and is considered one of the wettest spots in the world with an average annual rainfall of four hundred inches. Pohnpei has several natural parks and recreational areas, comprising Keprohi, Liduduniap, Sahwartik, Lehnpaipohn, Pahnsile, Pahn Takai and Nankewi.
Fishing, diving and boat trips provide some of the most superb experiences of Pohnpei. Pohnpei has some of the most diverse marine environments in Micronesia. The lagoon is abundant in fish as well as sharks, sea turtles, barracuda, and manta rays can be seen at many locations around the island. The finest dive sites on Pohnpei are Ant, Pakin and Black Coral.
Pohnpei is not only naturally ambient, but also culturally unique. Most of all, the island is famous for its vigorous dances and for soothing drink sakau, made of the pepper plant. You may even observe the ceremonial process of sakau preparation, which is unique to Pohnpei.
Another peculiarity you will notice here is an original lifestyle. People live like an extended family. The locals come together for every need whether it is weaving a new house or washing the clothes.
Ponhpei is also home to the ancient heritage of Micronesia, Nan Madol ruins, which are called the Venice of Pacific. Once the ruins were the city that housed the royal Pohnpeian civilization. These ruins are still being studied and explored by the archeologists. Other sites of interest are the Spanish Wall, Sokehs Mass Grave, German Bell Tower, Botanical Garden and Japanese tanks and shrines. Organized tours with local guides are available to all natural and historic sites of interest.
Pohnpei has several hotels, which are generally clean and comfortable. You have a choice between traditional Pohnpeian accommodation (thatched roofed bungalows with garden showers) and typical western style hotels.