The Basics
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This page is devoted to practical travel information for visitors — the most important things a person would want to know when first arriving on Pohnpei. We’ll be adding articles from time to time as we come upon additional topics that are relevant.

An Introduction to Pohnpei

Pohnpei, the Ultimate Adventurer’s Paradise ...
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Passports & Visas

Entry Requirements The FSM requires proof of citizenship and presentation of a completed FSM Immigration Arrival and Departure Record for entry. A passport valid for at least 120 days beyond the ...
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Getting There

Getting There By Air United Airlines In the 1980s, Continental Airlines entered into an agreement with the FSM that made it extremely difficult or impossible for any other air carrier to service the ...
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What to Bring

What to Bring Cash and Visa ATM Card Though credit cards have gained a foot-hold with most local hotels, the major stores (Ace Commercial, Ace Hardware, Ace Office Supply, and Palm ...
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Where to Stay

Where to Stay 7 Stars Inn 7 Stars Inn opened in 2012 at the site of the former Penny Hotel (opposite the Pohnpei Botanical Garden) and has quickly ascended to the top ...
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Eating & Drinking

Eating & Drinking Nett Ramen Nett Ramen, run by a friendly Japanese-Pohnpeian man and his French wife and located on the far side of Dausokele, takes the top spot for reaching above ...
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Drinking Water

Drinking Water On Tap The Pohnpei Utility Company (PUC) provides the tap water in town, which comes from the Nanipil River dam at the foot of the mountains south of Kolonia. The ...
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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

Money Matters

Money Matters Currency The FSM uses the U.S. dollar ($US) exclusively, and the two local banks on the island -- Bank of Guam and Bank of FSM -- do not handle foreign ...
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Getting Around

Getting Around Rental Car Companies Some of the hotels on Pohnpei have small car rental services for guests (7 Stars Inn, Seabreeze, Yvonne's Hotel). The important word here is small. Expect a ...
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Stores & Markets

Stores & Markets Businesses on Pohnpei open and close without warning as the local economy is a tough environment for any enterprise, but the ones we've listed here have been around ...
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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

Electricity

Electricity Voltage & Plug Type The FSM uses a 110-volt power system and dual flat pin outlets (grounded or ungrounded) like the United States and Japan. No transformers or plug adapters are ...
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Getting Connected

Getting Connected Internet Movieland Internet Cafe This small internet cafe is located in an adjoining room with the Movieland DVD Shop & Restaurant buffet. Movieland briefly had one competitor, but it is again ...
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Tour Operators & Local Guides

Tour Operators & Local Guides Tour Operators Club Pareo This Japanese operation specializes in SCUBA diving and has some very experienced staff, but caters primarily to Japanese tourists. Staff may not be very ...
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Donate — Help Support This Project!

Donate -- Help Support the Pohnpei Eco-Adventure Map Series Each Eco-Adventure Map Guide costs about $4,000 to produce from start to finish for a print run of 1,000 ($4,080 for 2,000 ...
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