Marshall Islands travel guide
Any little community on Majuro has at least one church. They often belong to either United Church of Christ, Mormon Church (LDS) and Seventh-Day Adventists. Some of the churches seem a bit out of proportions compared to how big the congregation must be, but churches tend to be that way in general. The graveyards are another interesting aspect of life (and death) on Majuro. They often have a beautiful location with a backdrop of palms and views of the sea.
For a beautiful beach and great snorkelling, head to Eneko Island for a daytrip. It lies 20 minutes boat ride away from Majuro and Robert Reimer's Hotel has a few bungalows there - otherwise it's inhabited. The sandy beach is stunning with tall palms and shady trees, and the reef has an impressive diverse and healthy coral garden.
Majuro Atoll is flat. So flat in fact, that the highest point is on the bridge 4 m above sea level.
The Republic of Marshall Islands is known for its many islands, more than 1,200. Along the rim of Majuro Atoll lie some of them like pearls on a string in the turquoise blue lagoon. Tiny tropical palm fringed islands, one more stunning and picture-perfect than the other. Some are inhabited, while others are not. It's not easy to visit one, but Eneko Island has a few bungalows owned by Robert Reimer Hotel.
The reef fringed lagoon at Majuro is just stunning, so you would think there would be plenty of white sandy beaches. The truth is, there hardly are and the few are covered in marine trash. However, the beach at the village Laura is what you are looking for. A beautiful white sandy beach with shady trees, which wraps around the very end of Majuro island. The village has turn into the beach into a park with picnic tables and toilets, but they also clean it daily. As elsewhere in the Majuro atoll, snorkelling can be done anywhere.
Majuro is the capital island of the Marshall Islands and lies within the Majuro Atoll. The island is just a sliver of atoll land with only one main road going from end to end, 50 km in total. Majuro is a very laid-back place, but since everything happens here along the road, it can become surprisingly bustling. It's relatively developed with different shops (many run by Chinese), government buildings and a few hotels, which mostly cater to business travellers (as RMI only receive about 1200 tourists per year). Shared taxis constantly roam up and down the main road.
Just past the airport lies this memorial park. It was sponsored by the Japanese government and commemorates the soldiers who fought and dies in the Pacific during WWII.
As you drive out off Majuro "downtown", you will soon hit the "countryside". The island here is still less than 100 m wide, but there are far between the houses and coconut palms outnumber people.
In the Majuro lagoon on about 5 m (15 feet) water lies two wrecks right next to each other; a helicopter and a planen. You will pass them on the way to Eneko Island. If the weather conditions are right (no waves), you can see the wrecks right from the boat.
There are several wrecked ships in the lagoon, but the one in the picture (and mark) are the most "photogenic". They are on shallow water can easily be snorkled, though there isn't that much to see. Kids are normally playing in the water at the boat ramp.