Why would someone want to visit Kosrae, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean?

1. Kosrae is absolutely beautiful

It’s a hidden gem located in a quiet corner of the Western Pacific. Known as the “Island of the Sleeping Lady”, she was formed by a woman laying to rest and never waking up – her beauty world famous. Night skies of sparkling stars and moon light shimmering in reef pools. Life revolves around the wind, tides and waves. Hot days and cool nights. Surf lapsing at her shores with fresh produce and local fish in abundance. It doesn’t get better than this – we’ve looked.

2. The Kosraean people are some of the nicest in the world

Although most of us live very frugally, our quality of life is very high. Kosrae has traditional hospitality, familial support systems, strong faith, unspoiled natural resources, communal food security, and a culture quick to share a laugh together. We drive slow, drink coconuts, relax by the ocean, sing and dance, hunt for shells, and enjoy each other’s company.

2. Kosrae may not ever be developed, but that’s okay with us! 

It feels and looks like Hawaii did 50 years ago. A single paved road nearly makes it around the 42 square mile island. The ocean on one side, the mountains on the other. Fruit trees and tropical jungle surrounding us in every shade of green. There aren’t many people, and that’s because there aren’t many jobs. Half of the Kosraean population lives abroad – but of course, most people would prefer to return to their home island with family and way of life.

Have we convinced you to come visit?

Here are some tips and advice for visiting Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia.


Most visitors arrive via United Airlines into Kosrae International Airport (KSA). Check their website for the current flight schedule, as it has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic. You can arrive through Guam (GUM) or through Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL). The flight takes you through multiple islands, including Chuuk (TKK), Pohnpei (PNI), Kwajalein (), and Majuro (MAJ in the Marshall Islands). It is one of the most amazing flights you can take, landing and taking off from these beautiful islands in the middle of the vast ocean.

The only other way to arrive is by sailing vessel, but it takes much longer to arrive.

We recommend staying at least one week, so you can experience all the island has to offer, while taking time to relax and enjoy the scenery and the slow pace of island life. Check our room availability to see what dates are best.


The weather is amazing all year round. Some months are better for diving (summer months), while other months are better for surfing (winter months) but can be more rainy. But it will always be warm and breezy!


The U.S dollar is the official currency used in Kosrae and throughout Micronesia. There are ATMs available throughout the island, and most of the grocery stores and hotels take credit card.


The official language of Kosrae is Kosraean, although English is spoken by most people and in government discourse. In 1945, administration over Kosrae passed to the United States, which ruled the island as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Students are taught English in the school system.


US citizens do not need a Visa to enter, but citizens of other countries must present a valid passport (at least 6 months before expiration) and should be up to date on their vaccinations for diseases and COVID.

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