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
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 Hawaii Board of Agriculture yesterday expanded the coffee berry borer (CBB) quarantine to the island of Maui, effective May 1, 2017. The quarantine, which has been in effect on Hawaii Island and Oahu, restricts the interisland movement of coffee and other CBB hosts and requires treatment and o...
So, you're out in Pohnpei's rainforest for the night. It's warm and humid. The ground is wet. There are ants, rats, land crabs, mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies to contend with. A tent is going to be heavy and stuffy. It's going to be susceptible to running water during heavy rain. You'd be sleeping on the hard ground. This newest variety of jungle hammock sleeps two, keeps out the critters and rain (with the fly), and keeps you off the ground. Score!
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.