Majuro, Marshall Islands Cruise Port
Within the Pacific Ocean resides a large coral atoll where you'll find the cruise port of Majuro, Marshall Islands, which author Robert Louis Stevenson once called the "Pearl of the Pacific." The capital and largest city of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, humans have lived here for at least 2,000 years. Majuro's tropical climate, coconut trees, and beach area are a favorite among tourists; like with many atolls, diving is a popular water sport, and there are places to rent gear if you don't have your own. Not only are there undersea treasures in the form of fish, turtles, and coral, but also World War II wrecks to explore. With only one road, residents here tend to be friendly: If you’re walking in the same direction they’re driving, chances are you’ll be offered a ride. Here are a handful of our favorite experiences when cruising to Majuro, Marshall Islands:
- The small Alele Museum and Public Library is the place to go to learn about local history and see instruments, handicrafts, jewelry, and clothing (among many other items). The old photographs are especially interesting and the friendly staff is happy to answer any questions.
- As most of the population here is Christian, it's not surprising that one of the most compelling attractions is the Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption. With inlaid floor tile comparable to rival that of any European place of worship, the surrounding landscape is also lovely.
- To find the best beach in the area, you'll have to travel a bit; about 25 miles from the city center you'll find the popular Laura Beach. Amenities include a pretty picnic area and fresh water showers.
- The highest point on the island, the Majuro Bridge gives an excellent viewpoint of the surrounding area, and you can watch the ships cruising through while gazing into the clear waters below.