The Marshall Islands comprise more than 1,000 coral islands scattered across the Pacific. Barely breaking the surface of the sea, they are idyllic, paradise places, the very picture of a South Sea Island.
The principal island is Majuro Atoll. Around half the population live in the capital, yet just a short drive gives you a glimpse of traditional, rural life; visit Laura Village on the western end of the island to see what life elsewhere is like. Relax on the divine beaches, shelter under coconut and breadfruit trees or go diving.
Slip beneath the waves to experience dramatic drop-offs, coral pinnacles and reef points. Bikini Atoll is a wreck diver's dream as the lagoon here teems with fish that circle the twisted ships resting on the seabed. The USS Saratoga, a World War II aircraft carrier is the largest diveable wreck in the region.