Nanumea Atoll information
Lonely Planet review
One of Tuvalu's most beautiful atolls, Nanumea features a fresh-water pond (unusual for atolls) and a large church. It suffered several Japanese attacks during WWII. Plane wrecks and a wrecked cargo ship near the main settlement serve as reminders. Aside from this history there's little to do but relax and enjoy island life.
The only way to reach Nanumea Atoll or any other of Tuvalu's Outer Islands is by government supply ship. The Nivaga II and Manu Folau typically visit each of the outer islands once every three or four weeks.