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We had some free time on one day and spent much of the day driving around. Very scenic and beautiful ocean views. It is extremely hot and humid so air-conditioned vehicle is the best way to sight-see -- though it is more about ocean views.
Ambo, and the rest of South Tarawa has great potential.
The waters that surround this atoll look inviting but are rife with polution and human bodily waste. Hook worm is common along with other nasties.
The land and beaches are no better with litter, broken...More
Most advice is to the effect that one shouldn't go swimming in the lagoon off Ambo Island. Looking at the rubbish along the shore and the murky water I decided to respect this advice. A better place to consider swimming is at the end of...More
I just wanted to add this review as I think currently this entry on Tripadvisor implies that swimming from Ambo is a good idea. Generally speaking the level of pollution in the lagoon is such that i-matang (foreigners) should avoid swimming in it except further...More