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Lelu Island is one of the atoll islet in Kosrae State

Lelu Island is one of the islet atoll forms like a whale according to the Kosrae legend and history... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Johnston P
Interesting Ruins

First, it's probably better to go with a guide. I'm not sure I could have found the ruins on my... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

Lelu Island is one of the islet atoll forms like a whale according to the Kosrae legend and history of the island which owned by a lady that also form the Kosrae Sleeping Lady. Island.

Thank Johnston P
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Very interesting ruins, and an important part of Kosrae heritage. I agree with other reviewers, definitely visit the ruins with a guide. They are not maintained, and the original signage, where it still exists, has deteriorated to the point where it is not readable (or...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

First, it's probably better to go with a guide. I'm not sure I could have found the ruins on my own. We had to circle around the fenced in area owned by the former Ace Hardware and cross a field full of weeds to get...More

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Lelu Island is a small island just outside the east coast of Kosrae. It is connected to Kosrae main island by a bridge and easily accessible from the nearby Kosrae Nautilus Resort and Pacific Treelodge Resort. I actually walked from Treelodge Resort to the island...More

Thank Saricie_Q
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Went here during a tour to visit some really neat ruins, which are up for review to become a UNESCO heritage site. Beautiful hike through the jungle, with the tour guide who owns the property!

Thank ljl7878
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Lelu Ruins is such a wonder...however, it has not been "treasured" well by the people living near the place....an Ace Department Store was built right in front of it making the ruins less important.... sad to see how beautiful it is but not well taken...More

2  Thank DocCha
Reviewed December 13, 2015

I wish I had read these reviews before we went to Kosrae. We went to see the Lelu Ruins on our own. We did not have a map or a guide. It would have been much more interesting if we knew what we were looking...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed March 17, 2015

The island is based around a number of villages, some of which can trace their roots back a few thousand years to some impressive ruins. Our guides explained what the different structures were believed to be - and the vibrant culture that was started there.

Thank Seth G
Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had a tour with Adam, a local archaeologist. This is a fascinating place with burial chambers, ceremonial rooms, even a canal!

3  Thank pyjamaslug
Reviewed October 24, 2013

A very small island connected to the main island by a causeway. It is a nice place to stroll and mingle with the locals. The Lelu ruins are located here. It is a fantastic spot to visit and very easy get to.

2  Thank Joe T
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