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Scenic drive

We had some free time on one day and spent much of the day driving around. Very scenic and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TristanEF
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Canberra, Australia
Lagoon looks good, but badly polluted

Most advice is to the effect that one shouldn't go swimming in the lagoon off Ambo Island. Looking... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2014
KGB777
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 weeks ago
“Scenic drive”
24 Nov 2016
“Such a missed opportunity”
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One of several islands comprising Tawara, Ambo has a beautiful beach and is home to the famous Ambo Lagoon Club, with swimming, volleyball and other activities.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank TristanEF
Reviewed 25 November 2016

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

Date of experience: November 2016
5  Thank Natpebbles
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is basically a residential area so facilities are minimal but there is accommodation at Utireri Motel and Dreamers Guest Lodge.and restaurants at Utireri Motel and Parliament.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Rodney Y
Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

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

7  Thank KGB777
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Easy acces from North Tarawa. Please clean up all your garbage. Visit all the churches around the Main Street.

Date of experience: April 2014
4  Thank Grosblie
Reviewed 2 July 2013

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

Date of experience: July 2013
7  Thank Caitlyn O
Reviewed 6 March 2012

With the Parliament building sitting on reclaimed land in Ambo, it's a prime spot to visit. Sitting out back by the water is a good way to spend some time.

Date of experience: February 2012
3  Thank BB__Sara
Reviewed 25 June 2010

there are so many whole and broken shells on the beach it was almost impossible to find a place to lay down. The scenery is beautiful.

10  Thank Born2B
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nope. long way to go.
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