Check Out the Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands are a great place to go diving and there is a wide range of different types of trips that are just waiting to be enjoyed in this extremely beautiful part of the world. The series of atolls and reefs located in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia are commonly known as the Marshall Islands. Ringed with colorful coral and fish, this is an excellent place for snorkeling, scuba diving and getting back to basics as visitors soak up the sun in this tropical paradise.

Marshall IslandsMajuro Atoll is best known for the stunning Laura Beach, which is located on the western tip of Majuro, around 40km from the main town. Dubbed the ‘pearl of the Pacific’ by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1889, this is a great place to explore or simply chill out.

Kwajalein Atoll also makes a good base to explore the Marshall Islands as there are plenty of services and facilities here such as a hospital, post office, bank and plenty of shops, hotels and restaurants. This picturesque area is actually the world’s largest coral atoll and is an excellent place for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Although most of the accommodation in the Marshall Islands tends to be rather basic, it is possible to find luxury hotels, especially on the larger of the islands such as Majuro, where there are also some excellent restaurants. It is possible to organize sightseeing tours and car rental through the main hotels and rates for accommodation and attractions tend to be reasonable. However, internet access is extremely expensive here.

The Marshall Islands International Airport is located in Majuro, and regular flights are provided by Continental Airlines, Japan Airlines, and Marshall Airlines. It takes around 14 hours to fly to Majuro from New York, while Tokyo is 11 hours away and Honolulu is a five-hour flight. Planes and ships are available to take passengers between the various Marshall Islands.