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A white sandy strand located along the northern edge of the island, Napali (or Napari) Beach has clear shallow waters that are perfect for spotting the tropical fish commonly found in this part of the lagoon, and it's a popular spot for water...

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Tabuaeran is home to eight tiny villages, with a total population of around 2,000. All of the villages are located on the western side of the island, and to the east is a nature reserve. Tereitaki, not far from Napali Beach, is...

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Tabuaeran, Kiribati

The plants found on Tabuaeran are typical of those throughout the islands of Kiribati: a variety of shrubs, coconut palms and bwabwai (swamp taro), the major staple in the diet of residents. Copra, the meat of the coconut, forms an important...

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The typical atoll structure of many Pacific islands is the result of a combination of factors, starting with a volcanic ring, or caldera, along which coral reefs grow. This can only take place in warm waters, and most of the world's atolls are...

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Egg-shaped with a flat underside, cowry (or cowrie) shells are commonly found on the beaches of Tabuaeran and also used in the handicrafts made and sold by residents. Long used in jewelry and other crafts, as well as a currency for some South...

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Tabuaeran may not have a selection of buzzing beach bars to choose from, but the island offers something even better: For a cooling drink to rehydrate you on a warm day, look no further than the many coconut palms that dot the island. It doesn't...

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Tabuaeran, Kiribati

Shopping opportunities, like dining ones, are limited on Tabuaeran. If you are looking for South Pacific handicrafts, however, you'll be able to find everything from wood carvings and shell jewelry to grass skirts and woven baskets. Many of the...