Most Popular Places to Visit in Nauru 2023, Top Attractions

Best Places to Visit in NauruTop Attractions

Nauru is an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, and it is the world’s second-smallest republic. As we tell you Nauru does not have any official capital city. Its government offices are located in the Yaren Cities. All the world’s nations except for Monaco and the Vatican City, the country Of Naura covers an area smaller than. Here the top 5 major cities in Nauru. Nauru is probably one of the most intriguing places I’ve ever heard of. For starters, it’s not an easy place to get to as less than 500 tourists get to land on this island republic every year. Another thing that made me more curious about Nauru itself is its size. Being just a little over 8 miles, it will probably take you less than a day to get to explore the whole island. This might make one wonder, what does Nauru have in store for me? To feed your curiosity, let me go and list some of the “must-dos” in this article which you’ll read about in a few. Let me give you a quick rundown of some of the facts about Nauru in the meantime. Nauru is an island in the South Pacific and is known as the smallest independent republic in the world since 1968. It was once the world’s richest country, thanks to its natural phosphate reserves which supplied Australia with fertilizer. Years later, Nauru’s phosphate resources have been exhausted, causing a dent on their economy until mining has been resumed once again in 2005. The government estimates their remaining phosphate deposits to last them for about 30 years. Quite recently, it has made headlines for being the location of the Nauru Regional Processing Center where Australia sends off asylum-seekers attempting to reach their country by boat.  After being closed and reopened multiple times in almost 20 years, the detention center was finally declared clear in March 2019. Many of the detainees have been returned to their countries of origin and some were resettled in other countries like the United States.

#1- Menen
Menen is also known as Meneng. It is a city located in the Meneng Constituency in the country of Nauru. The constituency of Menen elects 2 members to the Parliament of Nauru that is located in Yaren. Covering an area of 3.1 km square the city is located in the southeast of the island. Having a population of 1,400, Meneng has 18 villages. It is most of any district in Nauru. Local features of this city in Nauru you can find here like, The Menen Hotel, one of the island’s two hotels. There is the wireless station, the State House (presidential residence; recently burned down), the Government Printing Office, the Meneng Stadium. Australian Nauru Detention Centre. 

#2- Baiti
Baiti is formerly known as Baisti or Beidi. It is one of the cities to visit in Nauru. It belongs to Ubenide Constituency. Baiti is located in the northwest of the Naura. It spread across an area of 1.2 km square. In this city, you will find the best beaches. The beaches have white coral sand and the best place on the island to surf or to swim. The beaches of this city is the only bigger attraction of the whole island. Near it, there are a couple of hotels to host you.

#3- Yaren
Yaren is the largest city in Nauru and constituency of the Pacific nation of Nauru. Although the country has no official capital it is known as de facto capital of Nauru. Yaren covers an area of 1.5 sq km, and a population of 1,100 in 2003,  is located in the south of the island. To the north of Yaren is Buada, to the east is Mining and to the west is Boe. Yaren has formerly known as Aiwo, is usually listed as the capital of Nauru though this is incorrect,  the republic does not have cities or an official capital. United Nations has accepted as the “main district”. Yaren constitutes a political constituency and returns two members to the Parliament of Nauru.

#4- Buada
Buada is a district and the best city in Nauru in the Pacific ocean. It is the part of Buada Constituency too. It is known as the only landlocked district in Nauru. The southwestern part of the island covers the central Buada Lagoon. Mostly wet and tropical due to the mass vegetation Buada is a fertile piece in Nauru.  It makes it among the largest. Having a population of 980, Buada has retained more vegetation than other districts. Because of mining, much vegetation has been lost. Ruben Kun represented Buada in the Parliament of Nauru and also served as President of Nauru from 1996 to 1997. This top city in Nauru spread in the area of 2.6 km², which in comparison with other of Nauru’s districts.

#5- Anibare
Anibare is considered in one of the best cities to visit in Nauru.  It’s a part of the Anabar Constituency. With a population of 160, it is the least populous of Nauru’s districts, although it is larger than any other district by area. In the western part of the district is where the phosphate stockpile is located. It is located in the east of the island, and covers an area of 1 sq mi and has a population of 250. Anibare city covers Nauru’s largest in the area among the smallest in population. Since it refers principally to the average areas and populations of districts other than Anibare, Nauru’s reputation for being densely populated is thus somewhat nuanced.