Yap’s Outer Islands boast an amazing culture steeped in the tradition of celestial navigation. The people of the Outer Islands live off the land and sea and for many, the sole mode of transport is canoe. Traditional clothing, chores, and customs continue to hold sway.
Most of the Outer Islands are true atolls with sandy beaches and tranquil inner lagoons. Ulithi is the fourth largest atoll in the world. Fais has a series of ancient submerged caves. West Fayu is a garden island. Sea turtles breed in the waters off Sorol.