In terms of receiving attention, Kiribati is one of the lesser-visited destinations of any of the southern Pacific nations. A lot of this has to do with the fact that the of the 32 islands that make up the country, only 20 of them are inhabited, and even though the area is small, the islands are scattered widely throughout the ocean. Don’t let this hold you back though. There is enough here to keep any tourist entertained and occupied for months.
The population of Kiribati is just over 100,000. However, it has its own unique culture and language. It is believed that these have survived for so long due to the nation’s isolation. But, even though it’s quite difficult to get to, there is still plenty to do. To really take in the culture, many tourists take village tours, taking in the local customs. History buffs will be interested in South Tarawa where one of the worst battles were fought during World War II. Finally, outdoorsmen will be able to take advantage of some incredible diving and snorkeling sites, or stay on land and do some bird watching.