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Fanning Island Shore Excursion Reviews

Fanning Island (Photo:Sorin Colac/Shutterstock)
  • Food and Drink in Fanning Island

  • Best Cocktail in Fanning Island

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Food and Drink in Fanning Island

Your best bet is to have lunch onboard your ship. While adventurous eaters might want to seek out local delicacies, islanders warned that Westerners would almost certainly fall victim to -- let's put this delicately -- traveler's discomfort. The coconut milk is some of the best in the world, but drinking too much of it can also loosen things up.

Best Cocktail in Fanning Island

Try a Kiri-Coco, a concoction of pineapple juice, coconut cream and Myer's rum served in a coconut shell.

Beaches in Fanning Island

The main beach, around the lagoon, is powder-white; the water is warm, clear and shallow -- perfect for swimming and splashing. Those who bring their own equipment might see angelfish, parrot fish and other reef fish. Unfortunately, the best snorkeling is from a boat in deeper water, but those are rare and can be difficult to hire.

Don't Miss in Fanning Island

Take part in a rousing game of sand volleyball on the court in the center of the beach compound. Song and dance performances are also put on by Fanning church and school groups. The children are especially delightful in their grass skirts, doing a hula-like dance. There are usually three such groups who perform and solicit donations for their performances by setting out plastic buckets.

Take a stroll or bike ride. In 10 or 15 minutes, you can walk or pedal to the NCL Primary School and past homes made of coconut wood, palm fronds and corrugated metal. Nearly every islander greets tourists cheerfully, and the children call out "hello!" and flash sunny smiles. Though you might expect panhandling, we saw not a single outstretched palm.

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