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Republic of Palau has 16 states. We are sorry. This page is under contruction.

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FSM & Yap State

Yap State is located in the Western Pacific Ocean and among the Western Caroline Islands. It is part of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), which comprises four states: Yap, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Chuuk.

Yap State consists of 138 islands and atolls, of which 22 are populated, stretching across more than 100,000 square miles of Pacific Ocean but only total area of 7 square miles of land.

Yap Proper consists of three islands connected by bridges (Yap, Gagil-Tomil, Maap Island) and one Rummung Island is nearby. It was for long time prohibited island. Now it is possible to go to Rummung Island with special invitation and a guide.

Yap Island is not volcanic, geologically; it was part of the Asian mainland that drifted away. All Outer Island are low lying coral atolls, except Fais, which is a raised atoll with caves and cliffs. Yap Island has few very nice beaches and mangrove forests. All outer islands have very nice long beaches.

You can go by Micro Spirit from Yap Island to Ngulu, Ulithi (Falalop), Fais, Sorol, Eauripik, Woleai, Ifalik, Faraulep, Elato, Lamotrek, Satawal.

You can fly from Yap Island to Ulithi (Falalop), Fais and Woleai.

If you like to experience a real paradise and wonderful nature you should not miss this opportunity to go to these Outer Islands.  If you are interested, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make reservations and confirmations.  It should be done at least six (6) weeks ahead your arrival.  Some of these islands do not have electricity and telephone, so it is more difficult to contact them and arrange accommodation but we can do it for you! You can meet traditional chiefs, stay with the local people and experience the great wonder of these islands.


Yap Proper and Colonia Map:


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The Islands of Palau and States of Palau

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Yap & Outer Islands

Outer Islands of Yap State:Ulithi Islands, Fais and Woleai with Sandy Beaches and Real Adventures


Yap’s four main islands (Wa’ab, Gagil/Tomil, Maap & Rumung): 8,000 people;
Yap State (including all neighboring islands & atolls): 11,000 people.

Capitol: Colonia (the only real town and commercial district)
Yap has10 municipalities: Weloy, Rull, Tomil, Gagil, Maap, Dalipebinaw, Gilman, Kanifay, Fanif, Rumung

Yap was historically called Wa’ab by its residents. The main three islands of Yap Proper (Wa’ab — or Yap, Tomil/Gagil and Maap) are connected by road bridges.

Rumung Island

The fourth of the main islands, Rumung, is not connected with Yap Proper by bridge. This island is also called the “Forbidden Island.” But it is opening up in recent times. You must have a special guide and invitation to go there. It is wonderful, natural island with no cars or roads, only stone paths with some beautiful beaches and men’s house. You may have the opportunity meet the traditional chief and see people live their simple lives as they did 200-500 years ago in times without electricity.

How to go there:
- The boat trip to Rumung is around 15-20 minutes, usually from Bechyal. We can arrange the guide and permission to go there – but all trips are subject to traditional events such as village work days and festivals, as well as by daily changes in high tide times.

Getting to the Outer Islands

- Ulithi (approximately 1-hour flight from Yap):
-- Falalop Island (location of Ulithi’s airport)
-- Asor Island
-- Mog Mog Island
-- Sorlen Island
-- Turtle Islands and others

- Fais (approximately over 1-hour flight from Yap)

- Woleai (approximately 2-hours flight from Yap)


Ulithi - Falalop Island

A wonderfully rustic and remote place in the Pacific with a beautiful Adventure Resort Hotel ($125 plus 10% tax per room) featuring a white sand beach and spectacular reef dropoff in front of it.


- From Falalop you can go by boat to other islands in the atolls: Asor (from $50), Sorlen, Eoet or Mog Mog (from $100) and walk through Pacific Ocean from island-to-island, especially during summer at low tide.

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Also you can take a boat ride to an island (from $60) where sea turtles are being monitored for scientific research during their spawning season -- see large sea turtles and witness the ecological project conducted by Peace Corps Volunteers.

Try wonderful diving (from $115 + $25 one-time fee) and snorkeling!

Getting To Falalop, Ulithi, from Yap:
- By Air: a round ticket is from $ 172 (usually on Mondays orTuesday & Fridays), departure fee $5 or
- Take the long boat ride on the Micro Spirit (only about once per month; it takes about three (3) weeks to travel from Yap to all the Outer Islands and back).

Contact us to check on the schedule.
Seats are limited; please contact us as soon as possible -- at least 6 weeks ahead if possible.

Meet Traditional Chiefs and Experience Boat Trips from Falalop to Mog Mog, Sorlen, Eoet, Asor, Turtle Islands and more.



Traditional Lavalava

Turtle Islands



Remote, Simple & Beautiful

Experience an amazing “high” island in the Pacific with cliffs, caves and snorkeling! It is great experience to be here among the “Shark People.” It will be your great memory forever. They have no electricity or running water, but you can stay in a local home and experience low-impact Island living at its most adventurous. Stay a few days and take the opportunity to meet the traditional chief and live with the traditional people.

Getting To Fais from Yap:

- You can fly via Pacific Missionary Airlines from Yap, a round-trip ticket from $210 (usually on Mondays & Fridays) or

- Take the long boat ride on the Micro Spirit (only about once per month; it takes about three (3) weeks to travel from Yap to all the Outer Islands and back).

All arrangements should be made at least six (6) weeks ahead or more.




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Experience wonderful exotic Island of Woleai! Five of the 22 islands around Woleai’s two connected lagoons are inhabited. The others are used for copra and taro production. Woleai has the most breadfruit and the largest reef islands of any of the Yap atolls.

Getting To Woleai from Yap:

- You can fly via Pacific Missionary Airlines from Yap or

- Take the long boat ride on the Micro Spirit (only about once per month; it takes about three (3) weeks to travel from Yap to all the Outer Islands and back).

All arrangements should be made at least six (6) weeks ahead or more.


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