Kiribati Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 32%, Kiribati is a virtual water world, consisting of 33 coral islands, most of which are atolls. If you get seasick, this is not the place for you. Kiritimati's (Christmas Islands) deep blue waters are a fishing nirvana, where records have been set for bonefish and marlin catches. The Phoenix Island Protected Area is the world's largest marine protected area, containing hundreds of species of fish, sharks and plant life. Dive beneath the countless lagoons and see manta rays, spinner dolphins, and giant sea turtles. Surf the breaks on Fanning Island or brave the swells of Abaiang. The aquatic options are nearly endless. For a change of pace, do some bird watching on Kiritimati, home to millions of nesting birds, or witness the annual migration of over 100 million red crabs as they leave their forest burrows and march into the sea. Not to be missed are the Betio War Relics of Tarawa and the many remains from WWII. Take in a traditional Kiribati dance and be entranced; or immerse yourself in island hospitality by staying with locals in one of the many villages. Or if you prefer solitude, find an uninhibited coral atoll with swaying palms and claim your own little slice of heaven on earth.
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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. Ph....
|Coordinates:||1 25 N, 173 00 E|
|Main Languages:||English, Gilbertese|
|Currency:||Kiribati Dollar, Australian Dollar (AUD)|
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- Location: Kiribati