[Fanning Island ]

Tabuaeran is an atoll that is part of the Line Islands and part of Kiribati. It had a population of 2,315 in 2015. The atoll is famous for its white-sand beaches, blue-green waters, and friendly residents. It is a heaven for snorkeling, and surfing. The closest airport is Kiribati International airport. From there one has to take a boat to this atoll. Pegasus Lodges provides private air charters from Christmas Island (on a three-hour flight from Hawaii).

Copra and seaweed are produced for export. The island has no telephones, no running water, and no electricity.

The atoll has become a port of call for yachts and cruise ships sailing from Hawaii.
The Fanning Island Lodge guesthouse is rustic accommodation on the island. It has only very basic shared amenities.