"Life on Kwaj" Kwajalein by tajimajor

Kwajalein Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 19 photos

Moving to Kwaj

Kwajalein is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It has white sand and coral beaches. It has clear water that is every shade of blue you can imagine. The islands of Kwajalein Atoll form the largest lagoon in the world. You can visit uninhabited islands, dive many WWII ship and plane wrecks, fish for some of the world's largest saltwater trophy fish and many many other things. I am lucky enough that I get to live and work here.


Since Kwajalein is also a military sight it is closed to tourists. You can obtain permission to come here though you really have to know someone to do the paperwork for you and sponsor you while you are here. Diving here is some of the best in the world and a destination that few can get to. It is as beautiful under the water as it is above. You can go to other islands like Majuro or Pohnpei but they don't have the WWII wrecks like in the lagoon here. Travel from Honolulu is around $1,000 round trip.


This has to be the best place to watch the sun rise or set and then after the sun goes down you feel as though you can touch the stars some nights. This was the first place I got to see the Southern Cross and the Milky Way. This photo is from our front yard. We live next to the lagoon, right on the water.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small town feel, no polution, crowds, laid back, beautiful
  • Cons:Far away from EVERYTHING, $$$ to travel, no restaurants
  • In a nutshell:Tropical Paradise
  • Last visit to Kwajalein: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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