Extraordinary Nauru is a tiny island with a big history and even bigger hospitality. Nauru is located in the deep, blue Pacific Ocean waters north of the Solomon Islands. An uplifted coral formation, Nauru is just 21 kilometres square and lies some 40 kilometres south of the Equator. One of the smallest nations on earth, with a mostly Micronesian population of around 9,000 people, Nauru offers travellers a truly unique Pacific Island visit. Discover excellent deep sea fishing, scuba dive amazing ocean depths, take a tour of the island’s past economic mainstay the phosphate mines or simply experience a holiday in a world far from your own.

Good things come in small packages

Nauru is indeed a tiny island nation. Remember to treat it with care. When taking a vacation on an isolated coral atoll-like Nauru, it is important to remember that many of the resources necessary to sustain the island are imported. Even natural fresh water is limited so electricity and drinking water is at a premium.

What to bring on your holiday

Remember to bring beach wear for swimming but also conservative wear for visits around the island. Sturdy shoes for a visit to the phosphate interior is a good idea, as is some light wet weather gear for tropical rain. Sun block, insect repellent, and all the other Pacific Island necessities would be a good idea; however, there are shops on the island to provide some of these products.

Nauru's weather

Nauru’s weather is tropical with temperatures ranging between 24.4 Celsius and 33.9 Celsius. Heat is kept temperate by cooling sea breezes. The tropical weather has a monsoonal pattern, with a rainy season from November to February. North-east trade winds blow from March to October, and the average humidity is 80%.

Nauru's land

Nauru boasts 30 kilometres of coastline, ringed on all sides by the incredible expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Sandy beaches rise to a fertile coastal belt around raised coral reefs. The interior is a raised, unique moonscape made up of limestone pinnacles.

Birdwatchers will enjoy plenty of native seabird sights. Surrounding deep water provides accessible deep sea game fishing for tuna, marlin, skipjack, barracuda and much more. Natural vegetation includes pandanus trees, coconut palms, tomano trees and the Pacific’s most recognised flower, the beautiful frangipani. The land surrounding the Buada lagoon is used to grow some vegetables and bananas.

Public holidays on Nauru

  • Independence Day 31 January
  • Constitution Day 17 May
  • National Youth Day 25 September
  • Angam Day 26 October
  • Statutory holidays: New Year’s Day (1 January), Christmas Day (25 December), Easter (Good Friday, Easter Monday and Tuesday)
Money: Nauru uses the Australian Dollar.
Time zone: Nauru is GMT/UTC +12
Electricity: Australian plugs and sockets are used
Visas: Visitors need to apply for a visa before their arrival, through one of the government’s overseas offices. Visas cost A$100.  A $50 departure tax applies to all visitors which is included in the price of your ticket. Prices are current at the time of writing this website.
Capital: Due to its small size, Nauru has no capital. The government’s offices are based in the Yaren district. Language: Nauruan, but English is also widely spoken. Perhaps due to the isolation of the island of Nauru, the Nauruan language is said not to be similar to any other Polynesian island language.

Hotels on Nauru

Menen Hotel Nauru

Menen Hotel takes pride and pleasure in providing its guests with accommodation with a spectacular view of the pacific ocean through large seaside windows, combined with our warm and friendly Pacific Island hospitality.
We have standard rooms, ocean view rooms, suites, and grand suites overlooking the sunrise each morning seven days a week. All 101 rooms are air-conditioned and are serviced daily, offering complimentary tea and coffee facilities.


T: +674 557 8020

Game fishing Boat

Local smile

Ewa Lodge

Although not a ‘hotel’, the other accommodation available on the island is at Ewa Lodge. The accommodation is owned by Capelle & Partners who run the largest local Supermarket, which is located directly below it.  The lodge provides guests with fully furnished, self-catering apartments.

Fishing Tours 

Nauru has always been known to be situated in one of the best fishing grounds on earth. The different depths of up to 2000 meters just from the shores of the island attract big game fishing species such as Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish and more. All, which can be caught all year round!!

Equatorial Gamefishing Charters offer the best fishing experiences you could have in Nauru. Our charters are booked on a daily basis, scheduled on the half day and full day trips.
Both our fishing boats, Big Day Out & True Blue are fully equipped with the best fishing gear on the island. Our captain Gavin is locally known to be the fishing master and our deckhand Peter as the game fishing Guru. All our crew members are very professional and experienced.


+674 557 1055

Fishing Tours


+674 557 1008


Sunset on Nauru

Od’n Aiwo

The second hotel is the OD-N-Aiwo Hotel. This hotel is the cheaper of the two and is a complex of three to four stories. It is run by a family and is very popular with backpackers.

The OD-N-Aiwo Hotel also has two restaurants. They offer Oriental, Western and Pacific style cuisine. There is also a laundry and car rental agency onsite.


T: +674 554 1967

Budapest Hotel