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Honeymoon in Marshall Islands

Nearly one million square miles of coral atolls, islands and deep blue ocean...

The Republic of the Marshall Islands covers nearly a million square miles of coral atolls, islands and deep blue ocean and is one of the most unique places in the world to visit.

As the capital atoll of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Majuro houses the central government, most of the country’s businesses, and an estimated 50% of the country’s population. Indeed, this is the country’s most developed and urban atoll.

Nonetheless, Majuro still offers visitors a glimpse of what the rest of the country is like. While you are here, we encourage you to take a little time to really see the Marshall Islands. Do a bit of exploring—take a drive out to Laura Village (on the far western end of the island), book a picnic trip to one of our small islands across the lagoon, or take a scuba diving excursion to see our rich underwater world. If you have a few extra days, visit one of our other atolls, like Arno, Jaluit, Mili or Likiep, where small accommodation facilities are available.

Climate

When you visit the Marshall Islands, leave your winter clothes at home! Our tropical weather averages about 81º F (27º C) with little variation during the year. The waters in the lagoon are a comfortable 80º F (26º C) year round. The region is known for mild winds and tropical showers.

The normal conditions are dry with low rainfall. Trade winds cool the atolls much of the year and the calm water months fall between June and September.

Our seasons are typical of the tropics. The rainy season runs from September through November. The dry season begins in January and lasts for 3 months. The Marshall Islands atoll area is so large that we can always find places to visit for fishing, diving or sightseeing even in the rare event that we have some days of inclement weather.

Typhoons are not common in our part of the Marshall Islands.

Culture

Unique Cultural Skills and Technologies

Over the last 2,000 or so years, the Marshallese have developed, refined and perfected a number of unique skills and technologies, all of which illustrated their keen adaptation to the atoll and oceanic environment.

Fishing technology, for instance, developed into one with very high specialization. The wide range of fishing environments coupled with the great variation in fish species led to a diverse and highly specialized range of fishing techniques. Few other cultures in the world have developed as many fishing techniques and styles as the Marshallese.

Marshallese canoes, or wa, which range from small rowing canoes to massive high-speed voyaging canoes have amazed Westerners from Otto Von Kotzebue, who visited the Marshalls in the early 1800s, to modern day world-class sailing enthusiasts. Marshallese canoes are recognized and revered throughout the Pacific for their advanced technical refinements, including the asymmetric hull, the lee platform, and the pivoting midship mast.

Traditional Marshallese navigational skills were equally sophisticated.  When the initial settlers of the Marshalls arrived, they were already equipped with complex navigational skills — otherwise, they could not have found their way to these low-lying islands. As time progressed, these skills were only sharpened. Ultimately, Marshallese learned to literally read nature’s faint and subtle signs. Stars, clouds, waves, currents, winds, birds, and even the color of the ocean, bore recognizable clues which were easily read by trained navigators. These advancements in both maritime knowledge and canoe design allowed Marshallese to commonly sail as far as Hawaii to the east, Enenkio (Wake Island) to the north, Pohnpei to the west and Kiribati to the south.

Food & Drink

Centrally located in the Pacific, Majuro serves as the melting pot of international cuisine. Whether it's Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Indian, Western or local food that your taste buds are craving, you can be assured that the selection of restaurants on Majuro Atoll will be able to satisfy your palate.

Source: www.visitmarshallislands.com

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