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ABOUT

If you’d like to visit Pohnpei, here’s some information to know before you do!

Pohnpei is one of the islands belonging to the Federated States of Micronesia. It is approximately 96 kilometres around.

The Federated States of Micronesia consists of 607 islands stretching 2900 kilometres, although many of these islands are very small and uninhabited.

The majority of people in Pohnpei speak Pohnpeian, which is the second-most broadly spoken language in the Federated States of Micronesia. Almost half of the population speaks Chuukese. English is taught in schools and widely spoken.

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CLIMATE

Like other locations we fly to, the climate in Pohnpei is warm and tropical. There are typically only two seasons – wet and dry.

The wet season is April to December (most rain between July and October), while the dry season is December to April.

The sea water temperature is usually warm, which provides the perfect conditions for swimming or to witness incredible sea life.

WHAT TO BRING

Since the weather is warm and tropical, prepare yourself by packing accordingly. Pack clothes suitable for a warm climate, as well as swimwear for the beach.

Bring a hat and sunscreen to prevent sunburn, and consider bringing a light jumper for cooler evenings and sea breezes.

CURRENCY

The official currency of the Federated States of Micronesia is the US Dollar and ATMs are available in most of the major islands. Cash is most prevalent, although most large tourist businesses and hotels will accept major credit cards.

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