Our spacious individual cottages are traditional Kosraean "lohm" hidden under the shade of enormous mangrove, pandanus, and coconut trees at the ocean's edge. They are connected by paths of naturally hard packed sand. We are experimenting with solar lighting for the pathways, but now they are often lit by candles (weather permitting :)).
Traditionally, the construction of a Kosraean lohm or house begins by burying
four huge corner posts six feet or more in the ground. These posts give the
house its strength. As additional framing is added the entire structure is held together by strong coconut fiber twine woven in intricate knots around the timbers. The floor is
raised above the ground to allow the easy flow of cooling tropical breezes and the walls are constructed of locally woven reed siding.
The peak of the steeply pitched thatch roof is 20 feet off the ground, easily
shedding rain and encouraging cooling air currents.
The techniques work just as well now as they did 500 years ago!
Visually rich, the cottages are also extremely comfortable from the spacious porch to the large bathroom and private garden shower. Modern amenities include:
"Elixir for my soul."
"Amazing disconnect from urban daily live."
"Kosrae Village is a wonderful, magical place run by wonderful people."
"This place is amazing, and you can hear the surf from anywhere in the resort."
"The food is top notch"
"Was especially pleased to find a history of Kosrae in my cottage and the fridge stocked with fresh fruit. What a nice surprise!"
"Kosrae has one of the best reefs that I have seen in my 42 years of diving."