A secluded white sandy beach without a single footprint to mar its pristine beauty. Tourists gliding silently in a dugout canoe through ancient mangrove forest canals, or visiting Neolithic archeological ruins that defy both time and meaning. The lost treasure of the infamous American pirate Bully Hayes buried in the harbor more than a century ago. If there is any destination that comes close to this vision, it is Kosrae, one of the four island states of the Federated States of Micronesia. This 42-square-mile island is located just a few hours southeast of Guam and few hours southwest of Hawaii. Kosrae is known for its virgin reef and pristine waters, visibility up to 200+ ft. and thriving hard coral society. There are more than 172 species of hard corals and 10 species of soft carols. There are over 250 species of fish and marine lives. Bottleneck dolphins are apt residences of the coast and whales sometimes can be spotted. The three natural harbors are homes to 2 slained whale ships, Henrietta in 1843 and Waverly in 1893, with two WWII ship wrecks the Sansun Maru and Keikyu Maru and several planes (2 in good condition). And for the more adventurous and fit traveler, try the majestic Mt. Finkol, the tallest mountain in Kosrae. At 2,064 ft. high, it is a site worth exploring while in Kosrae.