Micronesia Islands is a collection of thousands of tiny islands and many dependent and independent states in the North Pacific. Famous for its exceptional scuba diving, enhanced by the many relics from WW11 which made it famous, these islands are a mix of remote outposts and commercial tourist destinations, of traditional cultures and lifestyles and american and japanese playgrounds.
Guam is perhaps the best known of the islands and certainly the most visited. Large hotels, fine beaches, large shopping complexes and pure relaxation are its trademarks.
The Northern Marianas, including Tinian and Saipan are equally endulgent and offer the complete tourist vacation.
Beyond these islands, tradition and remoteness takes hold and tourism becomes low key. Enchanting spots include the Palau Islands, a myriad of limestone rocks with great sailing and scuba diving, and Yap, a step back in time to the Pacific of old. Archaelogical sites throughout the region make this a great place for exploring.