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Why I Lve Micronesia



As Guam and Micronesia's hometown airline for over 50 years, UnitedSM is your ticket to unlocking Micronesia — more than 2.9 million square miles across the Pacific known to the world for its incredible underwater attractions. With more than 2,100 islands in the region, and a variety of deep history and culture, adventure awaits in magnificent Micronesia. These islands boast some of the world's most famous wreck dives, where adventurers can experience incredible World War II history alongside vibrant marine life.


Why Micronesia?

Welcome to Micronesia, a spellbinding world abounding with warm caressing breezes, captivatingly rich culture and exotic adventure all dancing around in unison under the thick golden rays of an arching tropical sun. The mysterious, the magical and the modern sides of life all lie within easy reach for the welcomed visitor, just like a swollen ripe mango dropping from a mango tree into a waiting hand.


Together with Guam, Micronesia comprises of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau, with each different island chain offering a unique and unforgettable experience.


Guam, a U.S. territory, is the largest and most populous island, considered the “gateway” to Micronesia and a hub for the region.

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is a U.S. Commonwealth consisting of 14 islands just to the north of Guam, and along with Guam, forms the Mariana Islands archipelago.

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Palau are both independent island nations in a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. and together make up the nations in Caroline Islands archipelago to the south of Guam.

The Republic of the Marshall Islands is also an independent island in a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. approximately 1500 miles to the east of Guam, and is comprised of many small low lying islands and atolls.

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For those of us who seek out locations where dreams long for reality, there are still a few left in the world where unspoiled landscapes, epic adventures and the romance of a secluded lagoon and forgotten beach can become reality.  Beneath expansive azure skies and seemingly infinite stretches of both turquoise and deep blue water ahead, the region of Micronesia is still one of those places.

As modern technology and communication connect the world at an ever greater pace and the once exotic places of yesterday become increasingly rare today, it is refreshing to find hidden jewels still available for exploration, admiration, and yes, even relaxation.

Boonie Stomp - Ritidian Beach

June  15     Ritidian Beach                          Medium                   4 hours for 6 miles

We hike the long sandy beach south Ritidian.   New hikers and families can turn around when they get tired for an easier hike and return by the cool shaded nature trails.  Bring:  2 quarts water, wet shoes, swim suit, sunglasses, sun screen, lunch, and camera. Special conditions:  NO shade, a long walk in sand, and no pets.

Boonie Stomp - Tarzan Swim Hole

June  08     Tarzan Swim Hole                    Medium                   3 hours for 2 miles

We make a nice loop trail to cool off at one of the best freshwater pools on the island. We’ll enjoy jumping from the ledges, daring the large rope swing, or just relaxing on the sunny ledges and watching the kids play.     Bring: 2 quarts water, wet shoes, swimsuit, sun screen, lunch, and camera.      Special conditions: Slippery slopes, mud, and no shade.

Boonie Stomp - Ague Cove

June  01     Ague Cove                                 Medium                   3 hours for 1 mile

We descend to a beautiful isolated cove ideal for jumping, swimming, snorkeling, and possible reef walking if the water is calm.      Bring:  2 quarts water, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.      Special conditions: A steep slope to ascend and a few rough rocky trail areas.

Boonie Stomp - Attilong Acho to Sella Bay

May 25    Attilong Acho to Sella Bay        Difficult        4 hours for 3 miles

We hike down the narrow, open ridge, then over the two huge black rock hills with good views the whole way. We then head over gently rolling terrain to the coastline at the head of Cetti Bay, then north to Sella Bay for swimming and snorkeling. Bring 3 quarts water, good shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, camera, swimsuit, and snorkel gear. Special conditions: Very steep slopes, sword grass, little shade

Boonie Stomp - Southeast Coast

May  18    Southeast Coast    Difficult    6 hours for 7 miles

We hike from the black sand beach and Matala along the remote, beautiful, and rocky Asiga coastline, passing Nomna to reach Inarajan. There’ll be a few stops along the way to cool off in the water. Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking shoes that can get wet, swim suit, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Long stretches of walking in water, rough sharp rocks, no shade, and possible hazardous surf.

Boonie Stomp - Talofofo Caves

May  11    Talofofo Caves    Medium    3 hours for 1 mile

We explore the unique, extensive cave system overlooking Talofofo Bay, including the Window Rock, the Wind Tunnel, the Ridge Top, the deep main cave, the ancient Chamorro petroglyphs, and the Birth Canal. We’ll also see ancient Chamorro petroglyphs. Bring: FLASHLIGHT, 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellant, lunch, and a camera. Special condition: Crawling in caves.

Boonie Stomp - Fadian Cove

May  04     Fadian Cove    Medium    3 hours for 1 mile

We descend to this scenic cove below Guam’s northeastern cliffs to swim and snorkel if the water is calm. If conditions are good we’ll also head north along the reef to the next cove. Bring: 2 quarts water, sturdy footwear, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, insect repellent, sun screen, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: A steep hill to climb, overgrown trail, and hiking over rough rocks.