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Short stay in Kolonia, Pohnpei

Kolonia, Pohnpei is probably not on every traveller's map, but those world travellers who want to... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
dirk d
via mobile
First Visit to FSM

As a first time visitor, it was to say the least an amazing time in Pohnpei. Although small, i... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2017
Steve M
United Kingdom
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1 Apr 2018
“Short stay in Kolonia, Pohnpei”
28 Aug 2017
“First Visit to FSM”
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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is the capital city where everything takes place. I mean most of the businesses are here although restaurants are scattered around. One can walk all over the place if it is not too hot or not raining. It is, however, one of the two...More

4  Thank SunnyW358
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Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

I wish someone had put an honest review of this town and country in before I wasted two days there There is nothing in this town It's very small Rains most of the time All good bars closed down Only two bars two miles out...More

17  Thank samboDublin
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Kolonia, Pohnpei is probably not on every traveller's map, but those world travellers who want to explore Micronesia should pick this island. It's lush green vegetation and multiple bays and islands give it a wonderful image. There are multiple accommodations where you can choose from....More

3  Thank dirk d
Reviewed August 28, 2017

As a first time visitor, it was to say the least an amazing time in Pohnpei. Although small, i rented a car and travelled around the whole island. So much to see and do on this island. Cute resturants, bars and sights. Kepirohi falls are...More

2  Thank Steve M
Reviewed August 5, 2017

This is a functional town, not a tourist destination. It is full of small stores, apartments, houses, and some government agencies. There's really nothing touristy to see here. But if you like you can browse in the little shops and thereby learn a bit about...More

3  Thank Lin0515
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed seeing Kolonia since I had just come from Kosrae, and Kolonia resembled a town more than Tofol. But, it doesn't have many attractions. You can see The Spanish Wall and the old German church in minutes. The view of Sokehs Rock is nice....More

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Kolonia is a strange kind of town. There are roads and shops, but not much more. The tourism office is located here, which is a very good place to visit for help and tips for what to do, but the town isn't really a tourist...More

Thank JornTv
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Not a tourist attraction by any stretch of the imagination -- just a serviceable small town (I do mean small) with a few decently stocked supermarkets, a barber, hairstylist, post office, etc. It has no bars, night life, etc -- it is not that kind...More

2  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed February 14, 2017

It is a while since we were there, but certainly enjoyed our 10 days there with our son who was there on a volunteers abroad placement. The pace is slow, but found the shops interesting, the locals friendly and food great. Yes it does rain...More

2  Thank turoar
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Needed a haircut and saw a sign that said "Barber". Don't see barbers much anymore. Usually salons and stylists. Decided to stop in. There was a chair open and they invited me right in. The young man cutting my hair was friendly and professional. He...More

1  Thank Morris L
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Slow place. Few interesting places scattered all over the town. Few restaurants and shops. People seem to be friendly.

Thank Przemek J
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful place I've been to. I will admit it takes a little getting used to but once you travel more around the island you fall in love. Lots of hiking, snorkeling, diving, history and more awaits you...will be back!

2  Thank Jessica E
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