The Federated States of Micronesia is a country spread across the western Pacific Ocean comprising more than 600 islands. Micronesia is made up of 4 island states: Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap. The country is known for palm-shaded beaches, wreck-filled dives and ancient ruins, including Nan Madol, sunken basalt temples and burial vaults that extend out of a lagoon on Pohnpei.
A sweater is needed in the mountainous inland areas. No matter where you go, be prepared for high temperatures and humidity. Koeppen-Geiger classification: The Climate of Micronesia can be classified as AF climate, a hot, humid tropical climate with all months above 18°C.
The currency of Micronesia is the United States Dollar.
Average conversion rate 1 USD = INR 66
Each of the Pacific Islands of Micronesia have their own unique souvenirs, from Chuuk’s love sticks to Yap’s bright grass skirts to Pohnpei’s elaborately carved model canoes. Fresh coconut is the most common ingredient in locally made lotions, soaps, and shampoos. Most Micronesian shops are open on weekdays, some are open for limited hours on Saturdays, and no shops on any of the islands are open on Sundays.
Fin Chuuk and Truk Stop, Chuuk’s two main gift shops, boast the island’s largest selections of the slender carved wooden rods called love sticks. Many of these love sticks were carved by craftsmen on the Truk Lagoon island of Fefan. War clubs, weaving, handmade bags, and scuba diving T-shirts are some of Chuuk’s other unique souvenirs. Several Chuuk souvenir shops and stalls are situated within walking distance of the island’s main cruise terminal.