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Here Are 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Kiribati

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Kiribati

Kiribati (pronounced Kiri-bass) is a tranquil island republic in the Central Pacific. Many of its islands are uninhabited, offering a remote setting for fishing, diving and bird-watching.

The islands are divided into three island groups: the Gilbert Islands, the Phoenix Islands, and the Line Islands.

If you want a quiet piece of paradise, this is the destination for you. Here’s our pick of the most photogenic places to get a Kiribati Instagram snap.

The Most Instagrammable Spots In Kiribati

1. Gilbert Islands

The Gilbert group of islands host a number of World War II historical sites. Tarawa, Makin (now called Butaritari), Abemama (also the ocean island of Banaba) were invaded by the Japanese in 1941, just after they bombed Pearl Harbour.

Gilbert Islands

2. Line Islands

This tropical group of 11 islands is where you’ll find ‘Christmas Island’, translated from Kiritimati Island.

Kiritimati Island is in the world’s farthest forward time zone, UTC+14, and is one of the first inhabited places on Earth to experience the New Year. Flying over these coral reefs on a seaplane is an unforgettable Kiribati Instagram photo.

Line Islands

3. Tabuki Retreat

This beautiful eco-retreat is set on a tropical beach with rustic over-water accommodation on Tarawa island. The fresh seafood is out of this world and you can snorkel in the water surrounding the retreat.

Tabuki Retreat

4. Betio

Betio is the largest township of Kiribati’s capital city, South Tarawa.

The island was the scene of the Battle of Tarawa during World War II, and you’ll find many military relics on the island. You can also discover sea turtle nesting spots and watch the baby turtles hatch while you’re here.


5. Butaritari

This remote atoll is famous for having the best spiritual weapons (black magic) among the islands of Kiribati. It’s one of the most northern islands and is super secluded.

Don’t miss out on the locally grown fruit here.


6. Tabon te Keekee

One of the most romantic resorts in the area, this lodge is true island living. Rooms are Instagrammable wooden huts right on the turquoise waters.

You can join the village football teams in the late afternoon low tides when, with a few large twigs in the sand for goal posts, the ocean becomes a football pitch.

Tabon te Keekee

7. Caroline Island

This remote, uninhabited island is a gorgeous place to visit on a boat day trip for swimming and snorkeling.

Keep an eye out for the coconut crab and sea turtles in the pristinely clear waters.

Caroline Island

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