|Measuring only 21 square kilometres, it’s not surprising that the tourist attractions of Nauru are somewhat limited, as are the facilities and services!
There are a couple of hotels on Nauru, so with only a small number of beds available for visitors it’s worth making a reservation in advance to be on the safe side. Places to eat and drink are few and far between as well – the only public bar on Nauru is within the Menen Hotel and you’re unlikely to find any posh or high class restaurants here. Beers are imported from Australia, as is most of the food. You can eat on a budget though if you make use of the many small places to eat, which generally serve Chinese food.
Other facts you’ll find useful when planning a visit to Nauru is that English is fairly widely spoken and understood, especially amongst officials, so if you need information this should be quite easy to come by. The currency used is the Australian Dollar so you don’t need to worry about having to use a rare currency!
The island, being so small, is easy to get around. The road circumnavigating the island is just 19km long and you can make use of the community buses which travel along it. It’s unlikely that you’d need to rent a car but you can usually do so if required.
Many visitors to Nauru will likely be coming here for the novelty and will stop over whilst visiting a number of other countries in the South Pacific, rather than making this their sole holiday destination. There certainly isn’t enough here to keep you occupied for more than a few days unless you’re particularly interested in phosphate – the main form of industry on Nauru!