Most Popular Places to Visit in Tuvalu 2023, Best Attractions

Best Places to Visit in Tuvalu 2023

A major portion of tourists in the world like to visit different island nation in the world to enjoy proximity of blue sea, sandy beach and sea water related enjoyment. For this reason island nations around the world attract large number of visitors regularly. In this regard though the island nation of Tuvalu in Pacific ocean between Hawaii and Australia is new still it has enough sea related interesting as well as enchanting attractions to attract tourists. Tuvalu is  a small archipelago that is situated near the Polynesian group of islands. Polynesian people were its first inhabitants. Later it came under British protectorate of which it gained independence in 1976. Tuvalu is a member of UN now. Funafuti is its largest island and capital. 

#1- Amatuku
This is a small island of Funafuti, Tuvalu on which the Tuvalu Maritime Training Institute is situated. Entry to Amatuku is from Tengako, which is the promontory at the north tip of Fongafale islet.

#2- Lakena
It  is a tiny island of Nanumea atoll, Tuvalu. Nanumean conventions narrate Lakena as being established when sand overflowed from the baskets of two women, Pai and Vau, when they were pushed off Nanumea by Tefolaha, the Tongan fighter who became the predecessor of the people of Nanumea.

#3- Savave
It is a tiny island of Nukufetau, Tuvalu, which is on the lagoon side of Fale island. It has also a little village named the same on the island.

#4- Tepuka Vili vili
Tepuka Vili Vili or Tepuka Savilivili is an island of Funafuti, Tuvalu. Tepuka Vili Vili is a portion of the Funafuti Conservation Area, founded in 1996 with the intention of conserving the natural plants and animals of the region.

#5- Tepuka
This  is an islet eighteen kilometers west of Fongafale, in the northwest of Funafuti, the chief atoll of Tuvalu. The name Tepuka derived from a tree named Te puka, or Pouka- Hernandia peltata.

#6- Niutao
A reef islet Niutao is in the northern portion of Tuvalu. It is one of the nine territories of Tuvalu. It is also one of the three territories that contain just a single island – not including the three islets inside the closed lagoon. Niutao has a community of 606 people.

#7- Nanumanga
Nanumaga is a reef islet and an area of the Oceanian island nation of Tuvalu. It has a region of nearly 3 square km with a community of 481 people.

#8- Niulakita
Located in the southernmost tip of Tuvalu, Niulakita is also the name of the sole village on this island. Niulakita has a community of 27 people. The inhabitants of Niulakita have transferred to the island from Niutao. Niulakita is described in the Parliament of Tuvalu by the representatives of the constituency of Niutao.

#9- Fale Fatu
It is a small island of Funafuti, Tuvalu. Te Ava Pua Pua is the alley through the reef, with a minimum depth of 12.7 meters, between the islets of Funamanu to the north and Fale Fatu to the south, in the southeast of Funafuti islands.

#10- Vaiaku
A village situated on the southern shore of the island of Fongafale, Vaiaku is in the atoll of Funafuti in Tuvalu. There is 516 residences in Vaiaku, according to the survey of 2002, out of 4,492 for the total atoll of Funafuti, which is the formal epicenter of Tuvalu. All the governmental edifices, incorporating the National Bank of Tuvalu, and the sole hotel of Tuvalu, Vaiaku Langi Hotel, are situated in Vaiaku. It also contains Teone Church, which is the sole church of the Latin Catholic Mission Sui Iuris of Funafuti.

#11- Nui
It is one of the most significant islands in Tuvalu. The eternal settlement is on the principal islet of Fenuatapu in Nui. Nui Island is comprised of 11 primary islets. All the islets are divided by passages. The sea surges through the passages from the ocean to the lagoon. During low tide, people can stroll across these passages from islet to islet. A 200 meters broad coral reef connects the islets. The largest opening in it is about 2 kilometers long. It extends from Tabontebike to Tehikiai and lies to the west of the island. The spot has plenty of trees. These incorporate coconuts, breadfruit and pandanus, and food harvests like babai, tauroro and bero are produced aplenty. The encompassing waters of the lagoon, reef, and ocean offer the people an adequate supply of newly caught fish. So fishing which is the key ingredient in the native diet also happens to be the main occupation in this place.

#12- Vaitupu
It is a significant Island in Tuvalu. Vaitupu is constructed up of plenty of tiny islands. It consists of an extended reef platform, a big central island and a number of tinier islets. The exterior reef is fringed by an enormous region of coral pavement. This can be up to 700 meters broad on the eastern side and about 200 meters broad on the western side. The epicenter of Vaitupu is Asau. The island has the second-biggest population in Tuvalu. According to the 2002 survey the number stood at 1,591. The island has the country’s sole secondary school, Motufoua. Learners from all over the islands are sent in this place to develop their education.

#13- Nanumea
It is the biggest island in Tuvalu. Nanumea is located in the northernmost tip of Tuvalu and covers nearly around 4.6 kilometers of the region. It is about 600 meters wide.  The little island of Nanumea has played an important role in the Second World War. It was actually the bomber base of the federal forces for protecting the Pacific. Nanumea was the closest island to the Japanese bases in Kiribati. During the Second World War, the Americans asked the inhabitants to vacate their lands so that they could be assigned elsewhere on the island.

#14- Funafala
With only a few families residing in charming tranquility on the islet, the Funafala is a heaven on earth and a wonderful tourist attractions in Tuvalu. Lie down and observe the movie about a sphere of fire gradually radiating its color to the boundless sky while it vanishes in the enchanting blue ocean, creating a way for the innumerable twinkling stars with no vision of light around the skyline. Enjoy a douse into the water when the tide is low to chill down the heat.

#15- Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau
The very distinctive and exceptional Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau exhibits the broad range and astonishing variety of Tuvalu stamps from hundreds of years. Organized by several very amiable ladies, these stamps hold plenty of history and fascinating stories about the conventions, culture, and lifestyle that dominate the Tuvaluans. These stamps could also make for a wonderful memento to your beloved ones.

#16- Funafuti Marine Conservation Area
Packed with rich green tropical trees fringed with transparent blue sparkling water, the Funafuti Marine Conservation Area is an ideal spot to snorkel with a view to getting the glimpse of several species of the sea world incorporating the baby shark. No wonder,  it’s a wonderful tourist attractions in Tuvalu. With the benefit of the “No Fishing”, the region is favored with ample marine life. Not just the underwater life but also the island is the abode to plenty of species birds that you can listen tweeting in melody throughout your tour.

#17- Funafuti Women’s Craft Center
Don’t miss out on the chance to get a glimpse of the affluent culture by plenty of handicrafts, handmade necklaces, artifacts created out of former shells and quills made by the females of Tuvalu. You can ask the native women sitting to stitch clothes for you and purchase some memento for Tuvalu’s commemoration.

#18- Vaiaku Stadium
The Vaiaku stadium also familiar as Tuvalu Sports Ground is a stadium in Funafuti used for different occasions. It is now utilized for football and rugby matches. The stadium has the capacity of 1,500 people.  The stadium is established on a coral surface with river sediment being carried in from Fiji to form a base on which grass will develop.

#19- Fongafale
It is Tuvalu’s biggest and progressing islet in Funafuti, with all the facilities seen in this place and it’s also one of the biggest tourist attractions in Tuvalu. It is the abode to the sole airport of Fongafale established by the lagoon created by the Americans during World War II. Experience the other-worldly sunset while the sun setting down illustrating the sky like a masterpiece. Stroll through the lagoons in the moonlight under the shining stars while you relish the sleepy sea relaxing in the splendor of the night. Watch the Towers of the lighthouse projecting its bright light in the sea. Sample the Palusami (breadfruit with coconut cream, onions, and lime juice) and Pulaka, the specialty and the favorite of the natives themselves. 

#20- Funafuti
The biggest island of Tuvalu provides the advantage of gaping at the slow-moving sea, considering ideal for diving and snorkeling experience among the bright-colored tropical fishes and sea turtles and so it’s a wonderful tourist attractions in Tuvalu.  Stroll on the carpet of cotton-like mushy golden sand creating slender strips of land appearing from the huge amount of water, creating a lagoon in between. You can also enjoy boating to have a view at the other unpopulated islands around Funafuti, feel the tropical wind rush against your face and observe the life underwater even from the remoteness of 50m above the waterline. The stroll around the Faulopa islet, which is only hurling-a-stone-away, is just stunning.