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Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation in Micronesia, on the central Pacific Ocean. Under the British rule, it was formerly called the Gilbert Islands. It is composed of 33 atolls and reef islands and one raised coral island called Banaba. Together, these make up a total land area of 800 square kilometres dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometres. The capital and largest city is South Tarawa.

What to see & do

Kiribati National Library and Archives - The National Library of Kiribati is located in Bairiki, on Tarawa Island. The library offers educational, economic, and entertaining books and documents. In addition, the library contains collections of material relating to the Pacific region. The archives, located next to the library, collects preserve, and manage public and private archival records.

Taiwan Park & Dai-Nippon Causeway - To mark the friendship of Kiribati with Taiwan, the Dai-Nippon causeway was opened during the Taiwan Presidential state visit in 2005. The Taiwan Park has since become a prime spot for picnic, relaxation, and recreational activities. It is located on the eastern tip of Betio.

Ambo Lagoon Club - Another great place that is family friendly is the Lagoon Club at Ambo, situated on a wonderful beach on South Tarawa. Swimming is possible at almost all times, with the exception of during the lowest tide. There is a traditional maneaba, or meeting house, which provides shade. Recreational activities in the Lagoon Club include beach volleyball, swimming in a pool, and a playground for kids.

Phoenix Island Marine Protected Area - PIPA, or Phoenix Island Marine Protected Area, is the largest marine protected area in the Pacific Ocean. It was established in January 2008 and encompasses 408,250 square kilometres. Within the protected area live approximately 514 species of fish. PIPA was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on August 1, 2010.

How to get around within Kiribati

For travelling between the islands, there are two choices: by air or water. Domestic air service is provided by the airlines Air Kiribati and Coral Sun Airways. The fares are relatively cheap, but make sure to follow specific rules imposed by the airlines. For example, bookings for Air Kiribati can be made any time but must be confirmed by payment three days prior to travel. Shipping and ferry services are another option. Reliable companies include Kiribati Inter Island Shipping Services, Kiribati Shipping Services Ltd, Oceanic Shipping Services, and Local Ferries Passenger Services. Smaller, high speed boats are also available for charter. As for getting around the islands, the main options are buses or car rental; taxis are not available in Kiribati.

How to get there

The primary international gateway into Kiribati is Bonriki International Airport, located in South Tarawa. Fiji Airways offers non-stop flights (three hours) from Nadi, Fiji twice weekly, with connections from New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Australia, and the United States of America. Air Marshall Islands has flights from Marshall Islands, while Nauru Airlines offers connections to Marshall Islands and the Republic of Nauru. Air Kiribati operates between South Tarawa and Nadi, as well as the following domestic locations: Abaiang, Abemama, Butaritari, Kuria, Maiana, Nonouti, and Tabiteuea North.

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