Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands is composed of 29 tiny atolls in the Pacific, and a handful of remote islands. Distances between the islands tend to be huge. It's most famous for being the location of Bikini Atoll, where 23 nuclear bombs were tested after World War II, including the world's first hydrogen bomb. Controversy over the effects of the fallout continue to this day.

The swimsuit was also named after the atoll during the nuclear testing. Two-thirds of the population live in the country's capital, Majuro. The main attraction on the island is Laura Beach. There is only one road on the narrow atoll.


Marshall Islands flag

Why you should go:

You love atolls.

Why you shouldn't:

You like to have plenty of space.

Map of Marshall Islands