Four stars, four countries but only one paradise. This is the Micronesia. The blue world: over 600 islands in 4 nations. This is the Federated States of Micronesia, one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth. Two words to explain the way of life: friendly and peaceful, in a unique universe of water that covers a million square miles of ocean, northern of the equator. A world that is home to a cultural and biological diversity that is unrivaled anywhere.
“Situated within a rich center of biodiversity at the convergence of the major currents of the Indian Ocean, the Philippine Sea and the great Pacific Ocean, it is home to the world’s greatest coral reefs and the best pelagic fisheries remaining in the world today” says the Tourism Office. Micronesia is made up of four groups of island States: Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae. Each has considerable autonomy and each is equally unique with its own geography, ecology, language and culture. “The islands of the Federated States of Micronesia are the result of volcanic activity millions of years ago resulting in islands and atolls of incredible variety” reports the Tourism Office. Some are tips of mountain peaks thrust above the surface and now surrounded by fringing reefs. Others are atolls islands that have sunk beneath the surface, leaving a ring of coral barrier reef and tiny island islets encircling a coral and sand lagoon. And, still others, are mixtures of atolls and high rigged islands within a lagoon.