Marshall Islands Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 42%, the Marshall Islands is a Micronesian nation of atolls and island that gained its independence from the United States in 1986. It was a focal point of several battles during World War II and the site of dozens of nuclear weapons tests after the war. While there is some dispute over how "contaminated" some of the atolls are, most major points of interest – away from the former nuclear test sites – will be found on Majuro, a large coral atoll of 64 islands. Here you can dive the turquoise waters of Arno Atoll, as well as Bokolap and Kokolap Islands to see fantastic wrecks strewn about picturesque beds of coral. Kalalin Pass is home to an endless variety of tropical fish. RRE Mariculture is one of the largest pearl farms in the pacific. Venture out to the ocean to explore an area covering nearly 2,000,000 square kilometers (772,000 sq mi), which has been reserved as the world's largest shark sanctuary. And if you're really intrepid, you can make your way to Bikini Atoll – once part of the Pacific Proving Ground for nuclear tests – to dive a few more fantastic wrecks. Despite its controversial past, the Marshall Islands are far from "radioactive" and a worthwhile Oceania destination.
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PlanetHop! Travel Rating
Island hop to Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands, which offers PlanetHoppers! a glimpse into what the rest of this nation of atolls and islands is like. Three of Majuro's islands - Delap, Uliga and Darrit - combine to fo....
|Coordinates:||9 00 N, 168 00 E|
|Main Languages:||English, Marshallese|
|Government:||Unitary Presidential Democratic Republic|
|Currency:||United States Dollar $ (USD)|
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- Location: Marshall Islands