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Lamotrek Island
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Lamotrek Island

Lamotrek Island is a small coral atoll located in the Federated States of Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is one of the outer islands of Yap State, and is situated roughly 220 kilometers east of Yap proper. The island is roughly 1.5 kilometers long and 0.5 kilometers wide, and is made up of a cluster of small islets surrounding a lagoon. The island is home to a population of around 400 people, and is known for its traditional culture and lifestyle.

Lamotrek is home to a number of archaeological sites, including ancient burial grounds, stone monuments, and other ancient structures. These sites provide evidence of the island’s long history, and suggest that it was inhabited by the ancestors of the modern-day inhabitants for centuries. The island is also home to a number of traditional stone structures, such as the famous “stone money” of Yap.

The island is known for its traditional navigational and fishing practices, which have been passed down through generations. In recent years, the island has become a popular tourist destination, and is home to a number of resorts, restaurants, and other tourist attractions.

Lamotrek is also known for its role in World War II. In 1944, the island was the site of a major battle between American and Japanese forces. The battle resulted in the destruction of much of the island’s infrastructure, and the displacement of many of its inhabitants. Today, the island is a reminder of the sacrifices made by those who fought in the war, and serves as a testament to the importance of peace and reconciliation.

Excursion tips for a day in Lamotrek Island

As a tourist in Lamotrek Island in Micronesia, there are many activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some suggestions:

1. Take a boat tour to explore the surrounding islands and observe the stunning marine life.
2. Visit the archaeological sites of the ancient Chuukese culture.
3. Learn about the traditional customs and culture of the Lamotrek people.
4. Enjoy a picnic on the beach or go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters.
5. Take a hike to explore the lush tropical rainforest and learn about the local flora and fauna.
6. Visit the local markets to purchase handmade souvenirs and traditional crafts.
7. Learn about the local fishing industry and take a tour of the fish farms.
8. Taste the local cuisine, such as taro, breadfruit, and fish.
9. Participate in a traditional dance class and learn about the local music and dance.
10. Relax and enjoy the stunning views of the island from a nearby lookout point.

Experience Lamotrek Island with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Lamotrek Island. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Lamotrek Island

Lamotrek Island in Micronesia has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit year-round. The wet season runs from May to October, with the heaviest rains occurring in July and August. The dry season runs from November to April, with the driest months occurring in January and February. The humidity is generally high throughout the year, with the wettest months being the most humid. The trade winds provide a cooling breeze year-round, and the island is rarely affected by typhoons or other extreme weather.

Cruise weather for Lamotrek Island

Our weather forecast for Lamotrek Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
May. 30th 2024 May. 30th 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 28.7 °C
26.3 m/s
27.0 m/s
47.6 %
24.1 m
75.1 %
1,010 hPa
May. 31st 2024 May. 31st 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28.7 °C
23.0 m/s
25.6 m/s
72.5 %
22.9 m
79.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 1st 2024 Jun. 1st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.3 °C
22.7 m/s
25.6 m/s
99.6 %
22.9 m
78.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 2nd 2024 Jun. 2nd 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28 °C
14.0 m/s
15.1 m/s
81.1 %
21.5 m
76.2 %
1,009 hPa
Jun. 3rd 2024 Jun. 3rd 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.3 °C
11.2 m/s
12.2 m/s
85.1 %
24.0 m
73.6 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 4th 2024 Jun. 4th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 28.5 °C
13.3 m/s
14.0 m/s
91.8 %
22.9 m
73.0 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 5th 2024 Jun. 5th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 27.9 °C
12.8 m/s
13.6 m/s
92.8 %
18.6 m
74.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 6th 2024 Jun. 6th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28 °C
15.1 m/s
14.8 m/s
95.2 %
23.8 m
74.0 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 7th 2024 Jun. 7th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.6 °C
15.5 m/s
15.5 m/s
29.0 %
24.1 m
74.1 %
1,009 hPa
Jun. 8th 2024 Jun. 8th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 27.6 °C
12.6 m/s
13.0 m/s
52.0 %
22.6 m
75.2 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 9th 2024 Jun. 9th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.4 °C
12.2 m/s
12.6 m/s
46.4 %
22.0 m
73.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jun. 10th 2024 Jun. 10th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28 °C
12.6 m/s
13.3 m/s
76.7 %
20.7 m
74.3 %
1,012 hPa
Jun. 11th 2024 Jun. 11th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 27.1 °C
22.7 m/s
20.5 m/s
69.7 %
20.1 m
78.9 %
1,012 hPa

Cruises to Lamotrek Island

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Scheduled ship calls in Lamotrek Island, Micronesia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Mar. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Mar. 2025 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am

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