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Pulap is a small island in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). It is located in the eastern Caroline Islands, about 200 miles northeast of Pohnpei, the capital of the FSM. The island is about 2.5 miles long and .5 miles wide, with a total land area of 1.5 square miles. Pulap is inhabited by approximately 500 people, mostly of Chuukese descent.

The island is known for its beautiful beaches and lush forests. The coastline is dotted with coral reefs, making it a popular destination for snorkeling and diving. The island is also home to a variety of bird species, including the rare Micronesian Megapode, a species of flightless bird.

Pulap has a long and rich history. The island was first settled by the Chuukese people around 500 AD, and it was part of the powerful Chuukese kingdom known as the Nahnmwarki. The island was also a major trading hub for the region, and it was a key stop on the trading routes between the Caroline Islands, the Philippines, and the South Pacific.

In the late 19th century, Pulap was annexed by Germany and was part of the German New Guinea colony. During World War II, the island was occupied by the Japanese, and it was the site of a major battle between the Japanese and the American forces in 1944. After the war, the island became part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, which was administered by the United States until the formation of the FSM in 1979.

Today, Pulap is a peaceful and beautiful island, and it is a popular tourist destination. The island is known for its friendly people, beautiful beaches, and lush forests. It is also a great place to explore the history and culture of the Chuukese people, as well as to experience the unique flora and fauna of the region.

Excursion tips for a day in Pulap

Pulap, Micronesia is a beautiful destination for a day trip. Here are some activities to enjoy while visiting this tropical paradise:

1. Explore the beaches of Pulap and take a dip in the crystal-clear waters.

2. Visit the Pulap Cultural Museum to learn more about the local culture and history.

3. Go snorkeling or diving and discover the vibrant marine life of the region.

4. Take a boat tour around the island and admire its stunning coastline.

5. Visit the local market and pick up some souvenirs.

6. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the local restaurants.

7. Take a hike through the rainforest and admire its lush vegetation.

8. Go fishing and catch some of the local species.

9. Visit the nearby islands and explore their unique culture and landscapes.

10. Take part in a traditional dance or music performance.

Experience Pulap 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 Pulap. 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 Pulap

Pulap in Micronesia has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. During the dry season from December to April, temperatures range from the mid 70s to mid 80s Fahrenheit with low humidity and very little rainfall. The wet season from May to November brings higher temperatures and more rainfall, making it more humid and uncomfortable. During this season, temperatures range from the mid 70s to mid 90s Fahrenheit. The climate is generally warm and humid throughout the year, with little variation in temperatures between the seasons.

Cruise weather for Pulap

Our weather forecast for Pulap 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
Apr. 21st 2024 Apr. 21st 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 27.7 °C
31.7 m/s
36.0 m/s
99.4 %
17.7 m
80.4 %
1,009 hPa
Apr. 22nd 2024 Apr. 22nd 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 27.9 °C
31.0 m/s
34.6 m/s
59.1 %
22.2 m
77.5 %
1,009 hPa
Apr. 23rd 2024 Apr. 23rd 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28.3 °C
30.6 m/s
34.6 m/s
81.8 %
23.3 m
79.8 %
1,009 hPa
Apr. 24th 2024 Apr. 24th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 27.8 °C
31.0 m/s
34.2 m/s
97.4 %
17.9 m
80.6 %
1,009 hPa
Apr. 25th 2024 Apr. 25th 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 27.7 °C
31.3 m/s
36.4 m/s
92.6 %
10.5 m
81.4 %
1,009 hPa
Apr. 26th 2024 Apr. 26th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 26.4 °C
27.0 m/s
30.4 m/s
99.9 %
12.3 m
84.9 %
1,009 hPa
Apr. 27th 2024 Apr. 27th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 25.6 °C
31.8 m/s
34.6 m/s
100.0 %
18.1 m
83.4 %
1,009 hPa
Apr. 28th 2024 Apr. 28th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 25.2 °C
32.0 m/s
33.8 m/s
100.0 %
14.8 m
81.2 %
1,008 hPa
Apr. 29th 2024 Apr. 29th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 24.9 °C
16.6 m/s
17.6 m/s
99.7 %
17.0 m
87.7 %
1,008 hPa
Apr. 30th 2024 Apr. 30th 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 26.1 °C
52.6 m/s
67.7 m/s
97.7 %
14.8 m
87.3 %
1,006 hPa
May. 1st 2024 May. 1st 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 26.2 °C
52.6 m/s
64.8 m/s
100.0 %
9.7 m
85.7 %
1,005 hPa
May. 2nd 2024 May. 2nd 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 27.4 °C
28.4 m/s
32.0 m/s
75.8 %
18.0 m
80.5 %
1,006 hPa
May. 3rd 2024 May. 3rd 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 28 °C
19.7 m/s
21.6 m/s
84.5 %
22.9 m
78.5 %
1,008 hPa
May. 4th 2024 May. 4th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.1 °C
14.4 m/s
15.5 m/s
98.5 %
21.0 m
75.8 %
1,009 hPa

Cruises to Pulap

Would you like to travel to Pulap on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Pulap.

Scheduled ship calls in Pulap, Micronesia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Mar. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Mar. 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Mar. 2025 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am

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