Majuro, the nation's capital, is a very narrow, 60-mi-/95-km-long boomerang-shaped atoll in the southeastern corner of the chain. It is not overly tourist-oriented so it may not appeal to some travelers. Backpackers seem to like it better than most of the more expensive Micronesian islands. Depending on your perspective, however, it is blessed or cursed with some of the greatest taverns of the Pacific.
The largest town on Majuro, dubbed D-U-D (an abbreviation for the islands Darrit, ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.