Why visit Kosrae?

"An ocean the color of jewels you want to wear.
A smile so dazzling it invites you to stay awhile longer.
These are the sights of Kosrae.
The ebb and flow of the tides;
the rain beating on the thatch
and the birds wakening you with song.
These are the sounds of Kosrae.
Have you ever smelled the color green?
That is the smell of Kosrae.
G. Rose, Kosrae Village Resort guest October 1997




Micronesia, Kosrae Island

Kosrae Island is located in the Federated States of Micronesia, an island group in the middle of Pacific Ocean that is just north of the Equator. The latitude is approximately 5 North and longitude is approximately 163 East. See the Map of Micronesia below.

You may know about the diving in Palau, diving in Yap with the Mantas, diving in Truk (Chuuk) with the World War II wrecks. Kosrae Island is also in Micronesia, east of Truk and Pohnpei. We are not as well known, which means you will often have the miles of rich and diverse coral reefs to yourself!

Imagine yourself enjoying our pristine reefs, untouched jungles and our unbelievably clear waterways that stretch through the many enormous mangrove trees.
Utwe harbor
Not enough reasons to come to Kosrae? Here are some more:
smiling faces
  • Continental Micronesia lands 737's on Kosrae four days a week.
  • Welcoming people - the local people are well educated and most speak English. All treat visitors as honored guests.
  • Great activities that everyone can enjoy, divers and non-divers alike:
    • explore ancient ruins and check out World War II relics
    • rainforest and mangrove tours
    • butterfly or bird watching
    • snorkeling and diving

Visit our Eco Adventures page for more ideas.
When you are visiting Kosrae, your biggest problem will be not wanting to leave!





Regional Map

The map above shows Kosrae's location in the Pacific. The following map is a small representation of the island of Kosrae.

Kosrae Island

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What Our Guests Say

"Elixir for my soul."

"Amazing disconnect from urban daily live."

"Kosrae Village is a wonderful, magical place run by wonderful people."

"This place is amazing, and you can hear the surf from anywhere in the resort."

"The food is top notch"

"Was especially pleased to find a history of Kosrae in my cottage and the fridge stocked with fresh fruit. What a nice surprise!"

"Kosrae has one of the best reefs that I have seen in my 42 years of diving."