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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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Lower Liduduhniap Waterfall, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Liduduhniap Waterfall, Nanipil & Nan Madap Attractions

Nanipil Area & Beyond Liduduhniap Waterfalls The easiest waterfalls to visit on Pohnpei (no hiking required) are the tiered "horse-tail" falls, Liduhduhniap, just a few kilometers from Kolonia. When the Greater Nett Eco-Adventure Guide was published in 2015, we wrote of Liduduhniap: ...
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Lou Rahn Cave & Waterfall

Lou Rahn Cave & Waterfall Tucked away in the little-seen Nett hinterlands is one of Pohnpei’s most beautiful hiking destinations. Uluhlen Lou Rahn, a fence-like ridge, extends northwest from the place where the mountains of U meet those of Nett, hiding ...
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Marine Parks

Marine Parks Awak Pah Marine Park Awak Pah Marine Park is the most well-known of the parks in the area and has a nice big sign right out on the main road. From the parking area near the owner's house, a 0.2 ...
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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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Nankepinmerepw River Valley

Nankepinmerepw River Valley This route passes through the gorgeous valley of Nankepinmerepw, following the upper tributaries of the Nan Riohk Stream (Pilen Nan Riohk) and eventually arriving north of Nahnalaud on an arm of the major mountain system. One guide stated ...
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Nett Point

Nett Point Nearly all of Pohnpei's coastline is surrounded by mangroves, and though these otherworldly swamp forests are incredible to explore by kayak, canoe, or paddleboard, they tend not to make good swimming spots. As a result, Nett Point -- a ...
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Pahn Sile Waterfall

Pahn Sile Waterfall Located on the pristine Senipehn River, Pahn Sile is one of the few waterfalls well into the interior that almost anyone (even small children) can reach without the help of a guide -- as long as you keep ...
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Upper Pahnsapw Waterfall, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

Pahnsapw & Nankep Waterfalls

Pahnsapw Waterfalls Pahnsapw, which means “beneath the land," refers to a pair of tall, majestic waterfalls which plummet off the edge of a high plateau in central Madolenihmw (it's also the name of the farmstead). Both waterfalls are found on the ...
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Sahwartik & Sahwarlap Waterfalls

Sahwartik & Sahwarlap Waterfalls Located on converging streams within Salapwuk’s deep Sahwar Gorge, Sahwartik and Sahwarlap are a pair of waterfalls whose splendor and grace defy reality. The wider falls is named Sahwarlap, which means “shining brightly,” and its tall, thin ...
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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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The Doldrums at APSCO Quarry

Picnicking & Swimming "The Doldrums" The hottest days call for the coolest swimming holes, and there’s no better place than the "Doldrums" at APSCO Gravel Quarry, owned by the Akinaga family. The quarry property encompasses all of the land around Dolehtik, a ...
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The Six Waterfalls Hike

The Six Waterfalls Hike Because Pohnpei’s rainforested terrain is so challenging to move through, inexperienced hikers might think a jaunt into the wild interior of the island is out of reach. It isn’t. Almost anyone in relatively good physical condition can ...
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