Marshall Islands Travel Guide

Struggling to attract tourists, the Micronesian atolls and reefs that make up the Marshall Islands caught the world’s attention with its compensation claims against the US for nuclear bomb testing carried out here in the 1950s and ‘60s. While the claims continue and some of the islands remain out-of-bounds due to nuclear residue, you shouldn’t let this put you off anymore than the islands’ position on the edge of the ‘typhoon belt’. Kwajalein, famously a WWII battleground, has changed little, with the land now conveniently a US missile testing ground. Most of the population lives on Majuro and Ebeye, with tourists not advised to venture to the outer islands, where you may be questioned by the US military faster than you can say ‘yokwe’ (hello).