Island in Kiribati


One of the Outer Gilbert Islands, Butaritari is Kiribati's greenest island, with breadfruit, coconut, pandanus and other fruit-bearing trees flourishing on its rich soils. Butaritari also has a sobering WWII history…
Island in Kiribati


Abaiang (the name means 'north land') is the most easily accessed of the outer islands, but it still offers a typically remote experience. Small children shout a timid mauri to an I-Matang (white person) and women c…
Island in Kiribati


Abemama, which still has a 'royal family', nearly became the Gilbert Islands' post-war capital, but Tarawa finally won out because of the easier access through its surrounding reef. An unusual species of tiny yellow…