"A local style, authentic island escape in
surroundings of the beautiful Pacific Ocean"
|The Pearl Shell is a privately owned resthouse
in the village of Onomaru, Butaritari Island.
Opened in early 1997, it is constructed out of local materials and sits at the lagoon edge, making it a perfect idyllic island getaway.
Your welcomming hosts, Ioanna and Bakaati, are local school teachers, fluent in English, and purveyors of the best hospitality in the Pacific.
|If you thought there aren't any paradises left in the Pacific, then visit the Pearl Shell and discover a secret hideaway in Kiribati.|
|FACILITIES: up to eight people can be accomodated in three comfortable houses, each with electricity and running water. There are two shower rooms and toilets, and a seperate dining room and kitchen where fine local foods are prepared. Three main meals are provided, as well as tea, coffee and refreshments available throughout the day.|
|THE ISLAND: for those in search of adventure and magic, tours can be arranged to sights such as the King's Well, the Maneaba of the Death, the Lady Stone, Tikurere islet for a night under the stars, and villages along the island. WW2 relics can also be visited. Oh, and don't forget the swimming at Uraura, a spectacular crescent shaped beach. Fishing, sailing and snorkelling can also be arranged.|
Call Tematoro on phone (+686) 21185 (work) or (+686)
21597 (home) to book in Tarawa, or speak by CB radio direct - the
Guesthouses's call name is "Pearlshell".
|Text and Photos by Michael Philips
WEB by Mike Strub 21.7.2000