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Unique Nauru

Extraordinary Nauru is a tiny island with a big history and even bigger hospitality.

Nauru is located in the deep, blue Pacific Ocean waters north of the Solomon Islands. An uplifted coral formation, Nauru is just 21 kilometers square and lies some 40 kilometers south of the Equator.

One of the smallest nations on earth, with a mostly Micronesian population of around 10,000 people, Nauru offers travelers a truly unique Pacific Island visit.

Discover excellent deep sea fishing, scuba dive amazing ocean depths, take a tour of the island’s past economic mainstay the phosphate mines or simply experience a holiday in a world far from your own.

Undiscovered and infrequently visited, Nauru is a Pacific Island enigma.

home2South of the Marshall Islands, North of the Solomons, Nauru lies at a longitude of 166°55' east. It is close to 42 kilometers south of the Equator and over 4,000 kilometres away from its nearest neighbor Australia.

Isolated it may be, but Nauru has its own airline (Our Airline), tropical weather and an interesting history. Nauru's geographic isolation from other island neighbors has shaped its people, their language and history.

Caught between trying to maintain an existence without further endangering its fragile ecosystem and securing a future for its inhabitants and the island itself, Nauru is turning to tourism for the first time. Nauru is opening its doors to the outside world in the hope that the Nauruan people's peace loving hospitality and big Pacific Island welcome will entice travelers to sample a truly unique destination.

A quiet, welcoming people opens its doors to the world as Nauru embraces tourism for the first time.

NauruVisit Nauru and get to know these little known island locals and their treasured home...

The indigenous people of Nauru are thought to descend from Polynesian, Melanesian and Micronesian ancestry.

Currently the ethnic groups within the population are said to be around 58% Nauruan, 26% general Pacific Islander, 8% Chinese and 8% European. The main religion on the island is Christianity, with around one third Roman Catholic and two thirds Protestant.

The language of Nauru is Nauruan. This is a unique tongue which doesn't resemble any other Pacific language. English is widely spoken and used for governmental and commercial purposes.

A quiet and peaceful people, Nauruans are welcoming and hospitable to the few travelers who venture to their tiny island.

Shaped by an eventful history and great isolation, the Nauru people look forward to welcoming you to a truly unique Pacific Island destination.

Activities on Nauru

Holidaying on Nauru promises to be a unique experience but it still offers all the benefits of 'island time' and Pacific Island relaxation. Relax back and enjoy the tropical sunshine, snooze at your hotel or get out and about and see the island. Here's a list things to do on extraordinary Nauru:

Deep sea game fishing
Locals with privately owned boats hire out their vessels to take you deep sea game fishing on request. There are a number of local people involved and it is best to organize your trip through the staff at your hotel. Journeys to deeper waters surrounding Nauru are undertaken dependent on availability of boats, weather and sea conditions etc. However once out on the Pacific blue, anglers can catch a great selection of fish including marlin, yellowfin tuna, skipjack, barracuda and more.

Scuba diving
Clear water and an unspoilt reef mean scuba diving from Nauru is a popular activity. There is a variety of marine life to be seen and one significant wreck to dive. Scuba diving equipment can be hired on the island.

swimmingSwimming
It's not a real vacation if you can't cool off in the big blue... locals recommend the beach next to the Menen Hotel as the best place to take a swim.

Walks
The central area of Nauru offers an interesting walk around the pinnacles that make up the remains of the phosphate mine. Menen Hotel organizes walking tours through this area. Otherwise, the island's green belt circles the island and provides roads for driving or walking.

Shopping - arts and crafts
Menen Hotel boutique has gifts and books. Other small stores sell a variety of food and goods. Tobacco and alcohol are duty free. The Nauru Philatelic Bureau offers a range of sought after Philatelic issues of Nauru. Arts and crafts are available from small owner operated stores dotted around the island. Artisans sell their own artworks from these stalls within their own districts.

Food and Entertainment
Menen Hotel has two restaurants offering a variety of cuisine and provides regular barbecues. Reynaldo's is another well known local restaurant, offering Chinese cuisine.

Source: www.discovernauru.com

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