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I have been here a couple of time for work, as I work on a ship. If you are a serious history buff, this place is amazing. The islands are covered in Japanese fortifications, equipment, and ship wrecks. At low tide you can also see many US tanks that appear in the water. The rest however is what most of the reviews talk about. Only 5% of the island is actually powered. It survives only by donations from other countries. And it estimates as at all accurate, it will fade into the ocean over the next 40 or 50 years. So most of the population has began leaving.
Long shuttle ride, not much there. Plus side is this place has not been visited by a lot of tourism. Didn't find Good snorkeling. No shops just local crafts. The ship brings school supplies and donations for the islands. Tourist are welcome to bring supplies for school children .
Visited: Mar 09, 2019
I had always wanted to sail in the S Pacific and visit a remote island. Fanning Island met this requirement.
Visited: Mar 14, 2007
Absolutely beautiful. It was hot and humid but we didn't even care. The people came out and sang songs for us ALL DAY. We walked through the village, visited the children's school built by NCL and took a million pictures. We swam and didn't even mind that the generators were out and we didn't get any food. We hadn't had such great food experiences anyway. There was just enough shade to sit along the beach and read - this place was one of the best we have visited so far in our travels.
Visited: Nov 18, 2006
A completely cool place to go and wonderful to just walk and snorkle and see the island. I would have liked a lot more time, and wished I had snorkled oceanside. It's an amazing opportunity to just see nature and one of the most remote places. We walked because bicycle rentals were so outrageous. This should be made reasonable of $10 a day, not an hour.
Visited: Dec 01, 2007
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