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.
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
Tour Operators & Local Guides
This Japanese operation specializes in SCUBA diving and has some very experienced staff, but caters primarily to Japanese tourists. Staff may not be very ... Read More
This fun-filled activity book is tailor-made to function as an awareness tool for our island kids, promoting familiarity with several of Pohnpei’s endangered marine species, their habitats and encourage good fishing practices. Amusing illustrations offer relatable context and encourage local languag...
Resident dive master, John Ranahan, will hold an information session for his dive certification course this Friday, 1 September, aboard SV Avalon at Mangrove Bay Marina, beginning at 17:30. Come watch a short video, examine course material, and sign up if you are so inclined. John will discuss a schedule for those wishing to join the class. Courses are affordable and give you an opportunity to do a bunch of dives in truly amazing places around Pohnpei. ... See MoreSee Less
SCUBA season is here!! Pohnpei is one of the most underrated dive locations in the Pacific, partly because the dive infrastructure is so limited, but with a little effort, you can plan a trip for the ages! Things to expect: (1) Amazing, vibrant sea-life and reefs (2) No crowds (3) Unbelievable visibility (4) Water as warm as a bath-tub (5) Continual surprises of the positive kind.
We've put together an index of more than 40 incredible spots to check out around Pohnpei Island's barrier reef and lagoon and even more at nearby satellite atolls, And and Pakin.
Not only has United Airlines continued Continental's tradition of price-gouging Micronesians since the merger, they're now violently dragging passengers off the plane for no good reason. If you have a bad experience with United in the FSM, please make sure you register your complaints both with the airline and with the FAA. In the U.S., contact the DOT.
Excellent things coming out of Palau--a progressive, conservation-minded nation that has created a lucrative and sustainable eco-tourism market. Might Pohnpei tourism benefit by having its staff trained and educated by the Palauans? ... See MoreSee Less
The Pohnpei Eco-Adventure Map Series consists of GPS-verified topographic map guides designed for active, independent, and ecologically-minded travelers interested in fully experiencing Pohnpei's unique natural environment and cultural heritage. The existing 11 guides are distributed by the Australian Embassy and Pohnpei Visitors Bureau. Four more are in production.