Tuvalu Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 28%, Tuvalu is one of the smallest and most remote nations in the world, comprised of several reef island and atolls whose days may be numbered (more on that later). It excels at being a peaceful, bucolic tropical Polynesian paradise just perfect for a quiet and relaxing holiday. There are enough beaches and coral reefs to satisfy sun-worshipers and divers alike. In terms of notable sites, it may be lacking, though there are a few spots worth mentioning. Topping this slim list is the Funafuti Conservation Area, an isolated heaven for wildlife and a great place to see the wonders beneath the sea. Nanumea has several World War II wrecks, while Niuoka has an ancient stone sacrificial site, one of the few per-Christian sites remaining in the Pacific. Tuvalu's handcrafts are famed throughout the South Pacific. Souvenirs can be bought at Women's Handcraft Centres throughout the islands. And if you happen to be interested in stamps, the Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau will make you happy. So, while there are some pleasant diversions in Tuvalu, you will be drawn back to it where it shines. Magnificent atolls, coral reefs, and beaches. Yet, the one wrinkle is that Tuvalu is slowly sinking beneath the sea because of global warming. Hurry before this paradise is gone!
|Events & Festivals||Beaches |
|Classic Journeys||Cultural Sites|
PlanetHop! Travel Rating
Become Robinson Crusoe and lose yourself in Tuvalu's Funafuti Conservation Area, a 33 square kilometer haven of land and water that includes six uninhabited coral islets, which are fully protected and fairly isolated from the civ....
|Coordinates:||8 00 S, 178 00 E|
|Main Languages:||English, Tuvaluan|
|Government:||Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy|
|Currencies:||Tuvaluan Dollar, Australian Dollar (AUD)|
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- Location: Tuvalu