Pohnpei is one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia.

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Coco Marina

Owned by the Neime Company, is a restaurant with an extensive menu of both local and American standards, and the only place on the island to get a proper Caesar Salad. The Hawaiian Style Poke is definitely something to try and the chef, formerly from San Diego, knows how to do a burrito the right way. The menu also features steaks and produce, fresh from Hawaii, and the fish is always fresh. The bar is well-stocked and drinks are potent and inexpensive. It's located in Kolonia, across the street from the Australian Embassy and Sea Breeze Hotel. +691 320-5631.

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The Village Hotel

Is set in the jungle, outside of Kolonia, with sweeping views of the ocean. It is the only resort hotel on the island and features a bar and a restaurant. There are 20 mangrove pole, thatched roof bungaloo's that make up the rooms. The Village can arrange tours of the island as well. Rates are between $100 and $130 per night. The Village is the best way to experience Pohnpei if you're a diver. Make sure you go for the trip to Ahnd (Ant) Atoll. Rates are reasonable and the dive masters will make sure you get the best experience possible.

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Palikir Marine Adventures

New self-contained bungalows at the foot of the Palikir hills, with a constant view of Palikir Pass, a 5-minute boat ride out. PMA is the only locally owned surf camp on Pohnpei and offers a unique personal experience with a maximum capacity of 6 surfers at a time.

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Ocean View Plaza

Probably somewhere close to a two star hotel, it is neither new, nor old. It serves as a decent place to sleep. All the rooms feature kitchenettes, air conditioning, private balconies, full bath, cable TV, telephones and laundry service.

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Seven Stars Inn

One of the popular hotels in Kolonia. Rooms are comfortable and internet usable. Food in the restaurant is very good. It is a short walk into the centre of town. Credit cards accepted.

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About Pohnpei

Pohnpei is the largest of the islands in the Federated States of Micronesia. It is roughly circular and about 60 miles around.

Pohnpei is the most developed of the four states in Micronesia.

Pohnpei is also one of the rainiest inhabited place in the world. With about 300 inches of rain per year at the higher elevations and 150 inches at the waterfront, and no dry season, expect it to rain every day, with alternating patches of sun, clouds, and rain. However, since the temperature hovers around 85°F (about 27°C), the rain is never seen as much of a nuisance, and most people walk around without umbrellas or other rain gear. Rain can often be seen as a relief, because it cools the weather down a few degrees and keeps the humidity from feeling oppressive.

The Northern end of the island has most of the population, as well as the city of Kolonia. There are no well-defined boundaries to the city, and the townships are all quite near each other. There is a ring road that circles the island. Most people live on the ring road.


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