7 Best Micronesia Instagram

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Micronesia

Micronesia is made up of 4 island states: Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap, and more than 600 islands in the western Pacific Ocean.

It’s one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth and is home to old ruins, waterfall, mountains and coral reefs. Sounds like paradise? Well, that’s because it is.

To make sure you snap an amazing Micronesia Instagram photo, check out these seven places.

1. Chuuk Lagoon

The sea floor beneath the warm, clear waters of Chuuk Lagoon is steeped in history.

It is a major shipwreck site from WWII, with ‘ship-reefs’ that you can explore. Only for adventurous divers, although you can see some of the wrecks from above the water.

 

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2. Kepirohi Waterfall

Pohnpei’s most famous and most photographed waterfall, this makes a nice picnic stop after a visit to the nearby ruins of Nan Madol. 

The large lake at the bottom of the 20 meter tall falls is perfect for swimming. Truly breathtaking and should not be missed.

 

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3. Nan Madol

Nan Madol is the only ancient city ever built upon a coral reef.

The site consists of vast numbers of fallen temples, ancient tombs and bath houses which come towering out of the water. It’s a wonderful archaeological site and a unique Micronesia Instagram opportunity.

 

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4. Kosrae Island

So unspoiled by tourism you’ve probably never heard of it, this remote island is in the middle of nowhere and looks like a mini Hawaii.

Night diving by moonlight is popular here, and there’s even a pirate ship sunk beneath the waves. Don’t expect many activities, just enjoy the scenery.

 

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5. Yap Island

Yap is the most intriguing island in Micronesia, with a rich local culture and tradition. It has stellar diving sites and mountain biking trails.

The people of the island are shy but warm, so be sure to show respect.

 

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6. Pakin Atoll

Pakin Atoll has 16 islands around its ring-shaped lagoon, where just 80 or so people live today. For sea turtle sightings, head northwest.

All of the islands have excellent beaches, swimming, and nearby snorkeling spots. Gorgeous.

 

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7. Poluwat

This coral atoll is a lovely destination to explore on a sea kayak.

Make sure to hike to the Japanese Lighthouse while you’re here – on top of a hill with an amazing view, the lighthouse was built in the 1930s by the Japanese Army.

 

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