Marshall Islands promise to be the ultimate destination for leisure and pleasure if it is the off the beaten path places that attract you most. Walk past the lush fields full of tomatoes, melons and breadfruit and watch the indigenous Marshallese making the amazing Oceanic sailing canoe, the ‘proa’; Marshall Islands never fall short of surprises. Located in the western Pacific Ocean to the north of Nauru and Kiribati, it is yet another prominent Micronesian island nation. Marshall Islands comprise of total of 29 atolls and 5 isolated islands that are categorised under two groups of the Ratak Chain and the Ralik Chain meaning the "sunrise" and "sunset" chains. The islands are of the coral-reef type and experience hot and humid climatic conditions with fair amount of rainfall.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands, as it is officially addressed, is established as a republic in free association with the United States of America. Micronesian peoples were the first inhabitants of the archipelago of Marshall Islands. Subsequently it was invaded by German, Japanese and U.S. forces. Finally, it became independent after signing the Compact of Free Association in 1979 with the USA. Marshall Islands was once the nuclear weapons testing site for USA but now it has been stopped to preserve the environment from radiation poisoning. Moreover, the residents of Marshall Islands are known for their weaving using pandanus leaves.