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A Simple Life and a Happy Life

I was onboard one of the cruise ships where Fanning Island a port of call. Unfortunately not many... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Melanie E
Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
Friendly people and lovely lagoon

We were fortunate to visit the tiny island of Fanning Island. We arrived by cruise ship and... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Alpine, California
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Republic of Kiribati
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I was onboard one of the cruise ships where Fanning Island a port of call. Unfortunately not many ships stop here - I heard about 10 ships a year. The people gave us a warming welcoming song. They reply on tourists to buy their crafts...More

1  Thank Melanie E
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were fortunate to visit the tiny island of Fanning Island. We arrived by cruise ship and tendered in as the start of our South Pacific adventure. It started pouring rain as we disembarked...warm rain. The local people were huddled under a tarp and singing...More

1  Thank Charlene351
Reviewed 29 April 2017

It seemed that almost everyone was at the dock area to greet us cruise visitors; also to sell their wares. We were told that there was strong rip currents on the ocean side of the land and that the lagoon side had dirty water, so...More

Thank fuzzyfred
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great little island . Had so much fun at the beach. The villagers are very friendly and inviting. Shopped their handmade gifts. Very unique. Very primitive. No luxury and they seem very happy.

Thank Jim &Lois G
Reviewed 6 December 2015

This was our first visit to this enchanting island in the middle of nowhere. The beauty here and the friendly people are hard to describe in words. You must experience it for yourself. We heard stories before we went there about how primitive it was...More

7  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Your eyes will be delighted by the various hues of blue surrounding the island and the lagoon. Take your time walking the path around the village saying hello to the natives. The open-air huts caressed by gentle sea breezes dot the landscape of coconut palms,...More

5  Thank ndmny
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

I visited Fanning Island, Republic of Kiribati. We were greeted by the friendly natives of the island. We were taken on a tour for a minimal amount and were shown how they live, the school,church and grass homes. The children and adults entertained us with...More

5  Thank Connie N
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I have been to Fanning Island five times , in the beginning of 2000, when NCL was visiting there as part of their cruises,which ,included the Hawaiian Islands. I won't go on about what these Islands do not have, but rather what they do have!...More

9  Thank chathamgirl
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Fanning was a port-of-call on one of our cruises. When we booked the cruise, we needed Google to see where it was and what this island was all about. As many reviewers here have noted, no electricity, no water, etc. But... everywhere you look, beauty...More

12  Thank Yousskyé S
Reviewed 23 February 2015

If you are fortunate enough to find yourself on this tiny island in the middle of the Pacific ocean then you are one of the lucky ones on the face of this planet. There is absolutely nothing there that would remind you of the world...More

4  Thank Bobby C
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