Explore Tarawa, the capital of Kirabati, perhaps best known as the site of the Battle of Tarawa during World War II, but an atoll that offers so much more. The island was host to some of the bloodiest battles during the war. Physical relics of the battle still can be found, including coastal defense guns, bunkers, rusted tanks and wrecks, many of which can be seen on the shores during low tide. But Kiribati is a nation where water dominates life, having the biggest water to land ratio in the world. Along with pristine beaches like Ambo Beach, there are many opportunities to surf, dive and snorkel. The blue waters around the atoll are also one of the few places where you can salwater flyfish for the mighty bonefish, and home to world class game fishing that is famous for record catches. For PlanetHoppers! looking for some culture that is relatively untouched, witness the traditional dances of Kirabati and purchase some amazing handicraft still made by traditional methods. Tarawa may be off the beaten track; but it is serviced daily by flights from Fiji and has a number accommodation types available, including private island escapes. For those who have a passion to explore new getaways, Tarawa is just the ticket.
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- Location: Tarawa, Kiribati