Surface area : 181.0 km2
Population : 56429 inhabitants
You can bring back hand made items, woven in kimej (thin membrane made of coconut palm) or in malwe (woven fibers made from coconut tree), such as kilis (hand bags), flowers and birds, wall decorations, fans, or baskets. You can also buy carpets, seashell necklaces or traditional sea maps. One of the best places to get a few souvenirs is at Marshall Handicrat Shop, located next to Atele museum in Majuro. Shops are open Monday to Friday, from 8:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Fish (especially tuna) and sea food are obviously the basis of Marshallese food. You will be able to taste, in particular, the Pacific crab whose meat is renowned. Dishes are usually served with coconut, breadfruit, yam or butternut squash.
Majuro, Arno (Longar), Mili, Bikini and Kwajalein are the best places to go diving. Here, go through a specialised agency to enjoy the numerous opportunities (such as Marshalls Dive Adventures).
Witness the very popular fishing contest that takes place once a month on Majuro Island. It is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the diversity of the sea fauna.
Go and have a picnic on a Sunday with Marshallese families on Anemanet Island in Majuro (boats leave at noon).
Although the setting is great for light clothes, wear your bathing suits on the beaches only.
Do not take photos of the presidential palace and its surroundings.