"PEARL OF THE PACIFIC"
The Republic of the Marshall Islands are centrally located in the Pacific ocean between 4° and 19° North latitude and 160° and 175° East longitude. The islands are situated in two parallel chains, the Ratak (sunset) and Ratak (sunrise) chains, spreading out over an exclusive economic zone of nearly 1 million square miles (one of the largest in the world). The Marshall Islands are comprised of 1, 220 islands with 29 coral atolls and 5 single coral islands. Its nearest neighbors are the Gilbert Islands to the south and the Federated States of Micronesia to the west.
The Marshall Islands is one of the last undiscovered destinations in the world. It offers nature at its best with tropical beauty and untouched natural habitats. The outer islands offer crystal clear waters and pristine, secluded beaches. Explore WWII relics both on land and sea that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. Shop our local handicraft stores for our finest hand-made handicrafts. If you yearn for exploration, discovery and learning about new cultures, you will find a visit to the Marshall Islands very rewarding.
General requirements should be consist of a completed application form with two recent passport size photos, a copy of passport (valid for at least 6 months), and supporting documents: letter from applicant-stating the purpose and duration of visit, flight itinerary, police record dated within the last three months, health clearance dated within the last three months showing the person is free from HIV/AIDS and TB, $100 application fee and the receipt of payment. All payments, completed documents must be submitted to: Director of Immigration, Immigration Division, P. O Box 890, Majuro MH 96960. United States and all its territories, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Pacific Islands Forum Countries including Australia and New Zealand, are exempted from the requirements of entry visa. Entry visa will be issued upon arrival to citizens of Canada, the European Union, Japan, Korea, Republic of China (ROC) and Philippines provided the duration of the intended visit is no more than thirty (30) days, the visitor has a roundtrip or a transit ticket and a passport valid for at least one year.
Services (by air) are provided by United Airlines from Guam and Honolulu on a weekly basis. Our Airline provides services from the ‘south route’ from Nauru and the Kiribati islands.
Where to Stay in the Marshall Islands?
Majuro offers accommodations at affordable prices ranging from Backpacker hostel’s $20 - $30 per room to the luxury of Long Island Hotel at $450 per night. Also available are Robert Reimers Hotel and bungalows, Marshall Islands Resort, and Uliga Inn an apartment. Majuro also offers the quiet, country like accommodation at Laura village, Meyo Country Inn.
There is an abundance of taxis on Majuro. One can get to anywhere in town with just $.75 per ride (most places are within walking distance). To get to Laura, the other end of the island, there is a bus stop that frequently leaves from Robert Reimers Hotel and costs $2.00 per ride. Otherwise, one can also rent a car and cruise the island at Majuro’s car rentals.
Diving and Adventure
If there is one thing the islands are really rich in, it’s its waters. With the help of our divers, let us really show you the treasures of our islands. The waters of Bikini atoll offer a dynamic dive museum. Dive and explore the only diveable aircraft carriers in the world from the WWII. Moreover, dive the Japanese flagship that led the attack on Pearl Harbor and more.
While on Majuro, make some time to cruise the lagoon and visit the small islets. The sea is an open playground for kayaking and snorkeling. Swim with the small fishes and see the underwater garden of thriving and healthy corals at Robert Reimer Hotel’s Eneko island or the other small islands of Majuro lagoon.
Do a bit of exploring and take a day trip to the far west end of Majuro to Laura village. On your way, stop by at Peace Park Memorial, constructed by the Japanese government in commemoration of the soldiers who fought and died in the Pacific during WWII.
The island of Arno, which is less than an hour away from Majuro, offers a variety of activities. Book yourself for a night or two in Arno’s Bed and Breakfast and dive your heart’s delight, relax on the beach, hike or bike into the jungle, or listen to the sound of waves breaking along miles of sandy beach or ride them!
Majuro is the best place to shop for the hand-made, all natural and finest Marshallese handicrafts in Micronesia. You can easily find local t-shirts, postcards, etc on Majuro shops.
Marshalls Billfish Club Tournaments: You can witness one of the more popular events on Majuro. You will see a variety of fish being weighed in as numerous anglers compete for prizes. These fish include blue marlin, yellow fin tuna, skipjack, mahi-mahi, etc.