Iakwe, the official greet of the Marshallese people, embodies our unique culture. Its meaning run deep, from a simple “hello” or “farewell” to “love” or “you are a rainbow”.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands covers nearly a million square miles of coral atolls, islands and deep Blue Ocean and is one of the most unique places in the world to visit. As the capital atoll of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Majuro houses the central government, most of the country’s businesses, and an estimated 50% of the country’s population. Indeed, this is the country’s most developed and urban atoll.
Nonetheless, Majuro still offers visitors a glimpse of what the rest of the country is like. While you are here, we encourage you to take a little time to really see the Marshall Islands. Do a bit of exploring—take a drive out to Laura Village (on the far western end of the island), book a picnic trip to one of our small islands across the lagoon, or take a scuba diving excursion to see our rich underwater world. If you have a few extra days, visit one of our other atolls, like Arno, Jaluit, Mili or Likiep, where small accommodation facilities are available.