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The city of Tarawa is located 40 miles to the southwest of Marakei.
For lots of travelers, exploring the seaside is a must. Red Beach, 50 miles to the southwest, is a wonderful place to get your fill.
Two interesting places worth checking out near Marakei are Abaiang (30 miles to the southwest) and Eita (50 miles to the south).
This place offers plenty of outdoor activities that will allow you to chill out and unwind. An afternoon spent shore fishing or beach combing will clear your mind.
Swimming and snorkeling are just a couple of the thrilling reasons to take a dive here.
Keeping your eyes peeled for an outdoor activity that everyone will enjoy? This region is home to some marvelous open-air museums.
If you really want to understand Kiribati, take the time to visit its restaurants and cafés.
You will no doubt come across an abundance of tuna and coconut, a couple of characteristic regional ingredients.
Two common dishes worth taste-testing are palu sami (baked coconut cream and onions wrapped in taro leaves) and roasted lobster tails with coconut curry.
End with pandanus (fruit), a delicious dessert.
If you'd like an alcohol-free beverage, kava (juice made plant roots) is always an option.
A lively national celebration, Independence Day is something you won't want to miss. It takes place on the 12th of July.
Experienced travelers are old hands at goodbyes, but that doesn't make them any less difficult. When the time comes to depart the gorgeous Kiribati region, we wouldn't be at all surprised if you were already planning your return trip!
You don't have to worry about missing your flight. Just keep in mind that the nearest airport is 45 miles to the south.