- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands are incredibly unique and interesting. One of only four totally "Atoll Nations" in the world, the Marshall Islands encompasses an area covering 750,000 square miles of crystal clear Pacific ocean. A total of 1,225 tiny islands spread over 29 atolls, the Marshall Islands are truly jewels in the ocean.
The history of the Marshallese is steeped in culture. As an island nation, navigation skills were prized and passed down through the centuries through families and teachers. Many local people still carry these traditional skills, and are more than willing to share with your their knowledge and culture.
Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands, is a mix of island tradition and modern culture. Supermarkets and roadside family stores provide a wide variety of products and services. The College of the Marshall Islands is a central focus of cultural and educational activity as well as home to many research projects.
Things to see and do in Marshall Islands
Drop in on the Alele Museum
The Alele Museum has preserved the history and local traditions of the Marshallese culture. Though not the biggest of museums, it provides a concise and compact introduction to the various stages of Marshallese history.
Explore the marine life
Opportunities for diving include drop-offs, coral heads, black coral and WWII wrecks. Fishing expeditions can be arranged by local hotels or the Marshalls Billfish Club. The club also organises monthly fishing tournaments. For further information, consult the Marshall Islands Journal or the Visitors Authority.
Get to know Laura
The island community of Laura is the perfect place to kick back and relax. An evolving residential community with a popular beach that’s proving to be a hit with those looking to escape the “fast pace” of Marshall Island life. With quiet white-sand beaches and shallow reefs that are perfect for snorkeling.
Take a day trip to Eneko Island
Situated close to the Majuro Lagoon and accessed by a short 40-minute boat ride from Majuro, Eneko Island is run by a private residential company and features small bungalows ensconced in a gloriously remote location. Eneko remains a popular day trip for locals and tourists with its stunning beach.