Nikunau is not the only place in this intriguing region that is worth exploring; DIY travelers should drive a little further out to experience the charms of the surrounding countryside, cities and towns.
Kiribati is a great vacation choice for travelers interested in open-air museums.
For those leading a fast-paced life, the perfect vacation often means finding good places to relax. When it's time to unwind, copy the locals and try shore fishing or beach combing.
Often, the best travel moments can be found in a region's restaurants and cafés. Two of the region's typical ingredients are tuna and coconut. There are many special dishes locally. Try palu sami (baked coconut cream and onions wrapped in taro leaves) or roasted lobster tails with coconut curry. And for the final course, why not try pandanus (fruit). Enjoy one of the more common beverages in the Kiribati area; kava (juice made plant roots).
Independence Day falls on the 12th of July, so be sure to put aside your sightseeing and join in the local festivities with happy locals.
Your time in Kiribati will provide you with breathtaking photos and special memories to keep forever.