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Major cities and airports in Kiribati

  1. Tarawa – Bonriki International Airport (TRW)
  2. Kiritimati – Cassidy International Airport (CXI)
  3. Butaritari – Butaritari Atoll Airport (BBG)
  4. Abemama – Abemama Atoll Airport (AEA)
  5. Tabiteuea North – Tabiteuea North Airport (TBF)

Time and Communication

Kiribati spans across UTC+12, UTC+13, and UTC+14 time zones. There is no daylight saving time observed in Kiribati. The country has two main mobile operators: Telecom Services Kiribati Limited (TSKL) and OceanLink. Call quality and coverage are generally good in populated areas but can be limited in more remote locations.

Money and shopping

The local currency in Kiribati is the Australian Dollar (AUD). The exchange rate to the US Dollar varies, so it’s best to check current rates before traveling. Kiribati does not typically accept other currencies. Payment by bank cards is not common outside of major hotels and businesses in Tarawa. Visa and Mastercard are more widely accepted than American Express or Discover. Currency exchange offices operate during regular business hours, but it is recommended to exchange money at the airport or major banks for convenience.


Transportation options within Kiribati are limited, with the most common mode of travel being minibuses or taxis on the main islands. Boats and ferries are used to travel between the atolls and islands. Flights between islands are available but can be infrequent and expensive.

Touristic attractions

  • Ambo Island: Ambo Island offers pristine beaches, a traditional village experience, and opportunities for birdwatching and nature walks.
  • Kiritimati Island: Known for its world-class fishing and diving, Kiritimati Island is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and water sports lovers.
  • World War II relics: Explore remnants of World War II, including abandoned airstrips, bunkers, and gun emplacements, particularly on Betio Island in Tarawa Atoll.
  • Phoenix Islands Protected Area: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the world’s largest marine protected areas, offering incredible opportunities for diving, snorkeling, and wildlife spotting.
  • Bairiki National Stadium: Visit Bairiki National Stadium, Kiribati’s main sports venue, to watch local teams compete in various sports, including football and rugby, or attend cultural events and celebrations that take place throughout the year.
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