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Pohnpei has more than a dozen lagoon islands — some with high volcanic hills and others of the low, coralline variety — scattered around its coast. Additionally, there are two atolls near enough for day-trips and three more that require longer pilgrimages. We will be adding information about islands as the Eco-Adventure Guides are completed.

Sunset at Pakin Atoll, Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia.

And & Pakin Atolls

Pohnpei's Satellite Atolls Beyond Pohnpei’s lagoon, the closest land to be found exists on two “satellite atolls” called And (pronounced änt) and Pakin (pä.keen). An atoll is made up of a number of coralline islets in a ring around a relatively ...
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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

Black Coral Island

Black Coral Island "Black Coral" is the southernmost islet in the Namwmour chain of islands that straddles Kehpara Pass (Dauen Kehpara) on the southwest corner of Pohnpei's barrier reef. It's true name is said to be Kehpara, but hardly anyone calls ...
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Dahu Reirei, a small man-made island and popular swimming and picnicking location, in central Madolenihmw, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

Dau Reirei Island

Dahu Reirei Dahu Reirei (“long channel”) is a long, narrow, man-made islet constructed on a shallow reef with several huts for picnickers and campers and lots of pleasant swimming and snorkeling nearby. The tiny place can get uncomfortably crowded on weekends ...
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Dekehmwahu Island

Dekehmwahu Island Uninhabited little Dekehmwahu ("good island") is located just east of Nahpali in Madolenihmw Municipality. It's a rough oval with a couple of small, sandy beaches and a few places to pitch a tent. The best beach is at the ...
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Dekehtik Island

Dekehtik Island Dekehtik, which means "small island," is an uninhabited coral islet west of Na, of which it was once a part (not be confused with the island of the same name on which the airport is located). The north coast ...
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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

Kehpara Island

Kehpara Island Though the name Kehpara probably refers to the island on the south side of Kehpara Pass (usually known as "Black Coral Island"), these days it's more often used to indicate the island immediately north of the pass. This island ...
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"Channel Island" -- a small nameless island located along a major reef channel south of Mesihsou, Madolenihmw, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

Lepin Dau Island

"Lepin Dau" ("Channel Island") This island is claimed by the same family as Dahu Reirei and has no true name, but as it lies adjacent to the primary channel every boat in the area uses to go from Areu and Ohwa ...
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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Mall Island

Mall Island Mall is located just to the south of Nahnningi, and though it looks larger, about half of the island's area is mangroves. The most interesting feature on Mall (also known as 'Small Island') is a prehistoric stone tomb located ...
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Mwudokolos Island

Mwudokolos Island Mwudokolos is found a half-kilometer (0.33 mi) northeast of Metipw and easily accessed from the coral-dredged causeway/dock found there (ask at the nearest house for permission to launch if you're paddling out). The privately owned, but uninhabited, island has ...
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Na Island

Na Island Na appears to be the largest island in Madolenihmw after Temwen, although it mostly consists of mangrove forests. In the mid-1830s, Na was home to a renegade Pohnpeian chief -- the Wasai -- who joined a group of foreign ...
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Nahkapw Island

Nahkapw Island Nahkapw is the island directly across from Nan Madol, and if you want to stay overnight and explore the ruins over a couple of days, this is the place to camp. The island is composed of coral rubble and ...
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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Nahlap Island

Nahlap Island Nahlap, owned by former FSM congressman John David, has become one of the most popular lagoon island get-aways in Pohnpei State largely because it's easy to get to, affordable, and has lots of huts for visitors. There are two ...
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Nahnningi Island

Nahnningi Island Nahnningi is known by most as "Joy Island". There used to be a popular camping operation there in the 1990s, but for many years the island was not open to tourists. Recently it has become available again, but without ...
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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Nahpali Island

Nahpali Island Nahpali is a long, narrow reef island running roughly northeast-southwest and located northeast of Temwen Island in Madolenihmw Municipality. The island is privately owned by the Senda family and has remained largely undeveloped. In 1836, a war that erupted ...
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Penieu Island

Penieu Island Penieu is a gorgeous reef island in the southeast next to Kepidauen Ne (pass). The island is a major rookery for a colony of noddies and other seabirds, which fill the air with raucous clamor as they swoop around ...
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Ros Island

Ros Island Ros is another beautiful uninhabited reef island in the south. The long, skinny island seems to be slowly disappearing as it erodes, but there are huge areas of wonderful sand on the west side to lounge about on and ...
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Tanizumi style blast walls around the foundation of a Japanese storage facility for heavy ordnance on Sapwtik Island

Sapwtik Island

Sapwtik Island Sapwtik, which means "small land," is a tiny volcanic island located directly north of Kolonia and 0.5 km northwest of Lenger. Seen in profile, the island resembles a large submarine, leading some locals to nickname it "Submarine Island." Sapwtik ...
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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Takaieu & Dehpehk Islands

Takaieu & Dehpehk Takaieu and Dehpehk are two large volcanic islands connected by a bridge and linked to the coast of U by a causeway. Most of the local residents live around the eastern and northern coasts of Takaieu and the ...
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