Kosrae Island Travel Tips

Sunrise at Kosrae Village

Many of our activities are controlled by the tides. If you would like to know what the tides are expected to be like during your visit, here is a link to the 2014 Tide Predictions. This file is about 500kb. If you click on the link the tide predictions will open in another browser window. To download the file, right click and select "save link as" or "save target as".

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Air Transportation

The Kosrae Island Airport Departure tax is $15 US.

United Airlines (flights 154 / 172) serves Kosrae Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from Hawaii and Guam. This link below will take you to a page with details about United's discount Vist Micronesia fare.

Entry into Kosrae and the FSM

Visitors may enter on a 30 day tourist visa if they have a passport valid for 120 days and a return or continuing ticket.

Banking and Money

US currency. There two commercial banks on Kosrae; the Bank of the FSM and the Bank of Guam. Kosrae Village Ecolodge gladly accepts Visa, Master Card and American Express. Cash and Travelers checks are recommended for stores. There is an ATM machine at the Bank of Guam.

Car Rental and Taxis

Taxis service and car rentals can be arranged through Kosrae Village.


International telecommunications services are available on Kosrae, including Internet access.

Cellular service is also available on Kosrae. Unlocked GSM 900 megahertz phones are compatible with the FSM system. SIM cards can be purchased from FSM Telecommunications.


Standard US 110 volt with US plug outlets (2 flat prongs).


Kosraean is the local language, most people also speak English.


If you would like to bring small gifts for the children, they will be delighted with crayons, pencils, small writing pads, baseball type hats, marbles or other small inexpensive items, playing cards and pieces for board games like checkers are appreciated too. Try to avoid candy and gum, many sweets are readily available here on the island.


There are a number of general stores, covering everything from groceries to clothing and hardware. The Kosrae Village gift shop offers locally made handicrafts, souvenir T-shirts, and other items.


Sunday is still observed as a day of rest; therefore few stores and other businesses are open.

The Inum Restaurant, housekeeping, and the office at Kosrae Village Ecolodge will all be open during regular hours.

There are a number of churches on the island, Congregationalist being the most predominant. The Sunday church service offers a glimpse of Kosraean life and visitors are very welcome. Kosraeans are famous for their choral singing.

Sunday Suggestions:

  • Long pants and a shirt for men during church services
  • A dress or skirt and covered shoulders for women during church services
  • Modest dress during the rest of the day, long shorts, skirts and t shirts will show your respect.
  • Feel free to attend church
  • Visit friends, read and relax
  • Sunday afternoon is a good time to visit the forests and waterfalls.

Two Important Sunday Laws:

  • No fishing or harvesting of marine life.
  • No consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Reservations Information

Email Kosrae Village Ecolodge or contact your local travel agent.

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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."