Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), is a Micronesian nation of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, just west of the International Date Line and just north of the Equator. RMI is a nation of emerald-green atolls and islands which form two vast parallel chains scattered over 750,000 square miles of the Central Pacific. The two chains the Ratak (sunrise chain) and Ralik (sunset chain) encompass 29 atolls and 5 individual islands totalling about 1,225 islands and 870 reef systems.

Majuro atoll, capital of the Marshall Islands, is the most developed atoll with a thriving commercial and administrative centre. It offers travellers, diving and fishing, a cultural museum, a variety of cuisine, entertaining nightlife and is the perfect "home base" while visiting the outer islands. Day trips can be taken to neighbouring Arno atoll for diving or fishing.

Things to See and Do

* Enoko Island
* Laura beach
* Water sports
* Fishing
* Snorkelling & Diving

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – United States dollar (USD)
Language – Marshallese, English
Land Area – 181 km²
Population – 62,000 approx
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 692

Port Location – The main port is located at the capital, Majuro. A boat dock is located on the atoll side of Uliga.

Transport Links – Air Marshall Islands (CW) provide regular scheduled internal flights to 10 of the atolls in the Marshall Islands and has planes available for charter. Flights are available between Honolulu and the Marshall Islands and to Fiji via Kiribati and Tuvalu. Continental Micronesia (CS) stops in Majuro and Kwajalein on its island-hopper service between Guam and Honolulu. Continental Airlines (CO) also offers weekly flights to and from Guam and Honolulu.

International airports: Majuro International Airport (MAJ). There are taxis and hotel transport from the airport to the town.

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