Location & Transportation
is the second largest and eastern most island in the Federated
States of Micronesia. Lying 5 degrees north latitude and 163
degrees east longitude, it is north of the Solomon Islands
and halfway between Hawaii and Guam. Kosrae is a single island
state of 42 sq. miles and is one of the most beautiful islands
in the Pacific. Kosrae is in the same time zone as the Solomon
Islands or New Caledonia, Greenwich Mean Time plus 11 hours.
Micronesia has been flying to the islands of the
western and central Pacific since 1986. Recently they merged with United Airlines, and are now using the Continental logo, but adopted the name United. Numerous East
bound flights make Kosrae easily accessible
even for short vacations. When doing a flight search,
Kosrae's airport code is KSA. We suggest that you click on this link, and use this interactive map to find flights to Kosrae (KSA) from Guam (GUM) or Honolulu (HNL), and you can then also use it to see how to get to either of these locations from your nearest airport.
Kosrae International Airport, in Tafunsak Village
is located at the north-western corner of Kosrae, and is only 15 to 20 minute drive from our hotel.
The air terminal features handicraft shops, food
service, and car rental agencies.
Kosrae's airport currently
handles direct 737 flights. They leave Honolulu (HNL) on
Monday and Friday mornings at 5.25 am. During this trip you will have two
45-minute stops, the first in Majuro and the second
in Kwajalein, and after crossing the international dateline,
and traveling a total of around 8 hours, you
arrive the next day, Kosrae local time at 11.05 am. Kosrae also receives flights from Guam (GUM) on
Monday and Friday that leave at 8.20 am. There are two 45-minute stops, the first in Chuuk
and the second in Pohnpei, and the flight
arrives in Kosrae at 2.47 pm local time.
(See the map above)
If you are traveling to Kosrae
from Europe, the common flight paths are
via Manila (Philippines), Seoul (Korea), or Tokyo
(Narita Inl, Japan), and then connecting through
From Australia the most common way is to take a United Airlines flight from Cairns to Guam, which then has a short connection time onto Kosrae.
From the U.S. mainland, the common flight path is via Honolulu, but you can also take a direct flight to Tokyo from many U.S. cities, and then travel via Guam.
Save money on airfares - United Airlines is offering a great discounted "Visit Micronesia"
tourist fare that's valid for ticketing between now and March 31, 2014.
The discount fare covers up to five stops in a 30-day period for travel
to Palau, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and others - the first stop
must be scheduled when the ticket is purchased,
but the rest can be left open. A round-trip Visit Micronesia fare from
Honolulu with stops in Majuro, Kosrae and Pohnpei totals approximately $1,100. The
fare isn't available online, so you'll need to buy it through a travel
agent, or call United Airlines in the United States at 1-801-359-9719 or 1-877-726-7282. Tell them the net fare tour code
is VMICR to help them find the discounts. Be persistent, this fare is new and not know well with United reservation staff!
you arrive at the airport in Kosrae, our staff will be waiting
for you. Return trips to the airport from the resort are
scheduled daily for the outbound flight. Airport transfers are free of charge.