Biketawa Islet

This islet is known as the ancient legendary residence of the Kiribati warriors and the Kiribati national icon during the Pacific Forum meeting where the Biketawa declaration was signed. In fact it is becoming a popular picnic site, and a camping ground, ideal for travelers who want to spend a quite weekend away from the noise while enjoying the natural peaceful beauty of the place.Biketawa_escape_web
Biketawa has 4 bungalows with raised platforms constructed from local materials, one large traditional meeting house, one concrete building consisting of two shared toilets and two showers with lights powered by the generator. There are also some small “KiaKias” (open local houses with raised platforms). Booking and arrangement for staying on this islet can be made with the Otintaai Hotel reception and they will provide bedding, mosquito net, transport and catering services.


Swim and snorkel in a clear crystal water. Relax and enjoy a sunbathe on the white beach. If you want to experience riding on a local canoe, or play volleyball on the beach this can also be arranged with the Hotel. Biketawa is a good place to take a picture of a beautiful sunset. Do not also forget to bring your camping and fishing gear if you wish to do this activity.


What to bring

  • Camping gear if you would like to camp
  • Fishing gear
  • Light clothing, sun screen, swim wear, sun-glasses, camera, first-aid kits, and books to read

Contact Details

General Manager
GPO Box 270
Bikenibeu, Tarawa
Republic of Kiribati
Phone: (+686) 28084 / 28051
Fax: (+686) 28045
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