For a unique destination to visit, Kiribati is the right place for you. This exotic island country is surrounded by a vast majority of pristine turquoise lagoons and a lot of local cultural influence that will make your trip a wonderful and exciting trip like no other.
The Line Islands is one destination you must visit. It is best known for its tropical like paradise with shimmering salt flats, lagoon shallows and plenty of coconut palms. When you travel here, you must also visit the Washington and Fanning islands here. Tarawa Atoll is also another place that is a must visit. For a rustic stay amongst the progressing urbanization, visit these islands especially known for its vibrant and friendly town folk. Apart from these destinations, you must also visit the Gilbert Islands or the Phoenix Islands for its exciting attractions.
The Betio Island and the Butaritari Island are islands that have a rich history. You will find a lot of remnants from the World War 2 still scattered across the sandscapes here. For a rich insight into the culture of these islands, visit Te Umanibong which is a museum that houses several items of cultural and historic significance. Fanning island or Tabuaeran is best known for its pristine lagoons which are worth visiting. Abaiang Island is best known for its church of Our Lady of the Rosary. Marakei Island is one of the ideal destinations to visit, especially since it involves a unique tradition where you must pay your respects to the four ghosts of the island for a happy stay here.
The cuisines of Kiribati reflect its humble origins and culture. The staple diet here are rice which is served along with fish and a variety of seafood. Seafood like fresh shellfish, crabs and shrimp, comprises of most of the meals here. Apart from this the popular meals include the boiled pandanus which is best served with coconut cream. In addition to this, the palu sami is also consumed along with chicken. For dessert, do try the delicious macapuno, bibingka or rice pudding. For the beverages, toddy is a local popular choice along with Kava.
There are plenty of water based activities that can be undertaken here. This can include swimming, deep sea diving, snorkeling or even boating here. The various islands make an excellent opportunity to explore, especially for exploring the local marine life.
Whilst there are plenty of activities to do here, it is important to remember that you take care of your safety and health. While you may be enjoying your trip and experiencing a vacation like no other it is important that you take the necessary steps to protect your safety and health. Unexpected mishaps or events can harm you and affect your trip, but with a safety net, you can be prepared for any eventuality. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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