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Kiribati Travel Wiki

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Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Kiribati

The Republic of Kiribati is located in the central Pacific. It is comprised of 33 reef islands and atolls, along with Banaba, a raised coral island.  A majority of the nation’s population lives on Tarawa Atoll. The islands are spread out across the equator and the Line Islands, the easternmost of the nation that are south of the U.S. state of Hawaii, have the most advanced time of any time zone.

When planning a holiday, be sure to coordinate the dates properly. Until 1995, the International Date Line went right through the country.

What you’ll find in Kiribati is some stunning beach scenery. It is the perfect place to find yourself on a boat, enjoying some gentle waves, as you anchor in a lagoon. Come ashore to relax on a white-sand beach as palm trees wave above you. Traditional cultures are still quite alive here, especially on the outer islands, which makes the experience a fun adventure.

You’ll also find numerous war remnants as you explore Kiribati. Fierce fighting on the islands led to the development of bunkers, pillboxes, and defensive guns. You can still see shipwrecks, aircraft wrecks and other wartime artifacts when the tides go out. Some islands even offer guided tours of these war remnants.

If you can get a permit, explore the Phoenix Island Marine Protected Area. The vistas are gorgeous and the marine life is abundant. Access is extremely limited, so ask about this option during the initial planning stages.

It may not be as developed as other Pacific locations, but Kiribati has its own unique charm to enjoy. Make your way here and you will experience tranquil island life.

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South Tarawa, capital of Kiribati

South Tarawa Travel Wiki Travel to South Tarawa Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in South Tarawa Serving as the capital of Kiribati, South Tarawa is the largest community in this Pacific island chain. It is a place where you’ll find beautiful beaches, quiet lagoons, and an intriguing culture to explore. Outside of the incredible beaches, one will find plenty of opportunities for yachting, diving, and other forms of exploration....

Travel resources

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Geography and facts, Kiribati

Kiribati, geography and facts explained Geograhy, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

Kiribati Holidays

Kiribati Public Holidays See the calendars for national Kiribati holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Kiribati holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
8 MarchInternational Women's Day
VariableGood Friday
VariableHoly Saturday
VariableEaster Monday
19 AprilNational Health DayCan be changed
11 JulyGospel DayCan be changed
12 JulyIndependence DayCan be changed
15 JulyUnimwane DayCan be changed
16 JulyUnaine DayCan be changed
VariableYouth DayFirst Monday in August
11 DecemberHuman Rights and Peace DayCan be changed
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberBoxing Day