Kiribati Travel Guide

Straddling the equator, this island group in Micronesia guarantees tropical weather year-round. Its 33 atolls are well spread-out meaning you will be hard pushed to explore the group, which is well-known for having been ravished during WWII fighting. Divided into three groups – Gilbert Islands, Line Island and Phoenix Islands, with the former group being home to Kiribati’s capital, Tarawa, its situation in the easternmost time zone on the planet ensures you can experience the joys of each day before anyone else. The number one activity here is diving, with submerged coral reefs and WWII wrecks waiting to be explored, but you had better get here quick as the disappearance of some atolls and the rising sea level thanks to France’s nuclear testing in the region may mean there’s nothing left to see if you wait.