Abemama Island Profile

History:

Abemama (pronounced Apamama) has been a home to Robert Louise Stevenson and is also known by many as the island where the Declaration of a British Protectorate was made by Captain Davis of ‘Royalist’ on 27th May 1892. In Abemama, you still can find physical evidence of American and Japanese WWII relics, cultural shrines and sites/monuments relating to their traditional spirits and famous King Binoka. History of King Binoka and his close allies, the early foreign traders, can still be heard through oratory that was passed from one generation to another and written in some history books of Kiribati.

Population:

3,608 (Census 2005)

Island Council:

Contact details

Phone Number: (686) 41002

Electricity:

Solar Energy system and portable generator (privately

owned by individuals).

Internet:

Available on the island

Banking:

No banking facilities available. Everything will be cash

(Australian dollars)

Schools:

4 Primary Schools, 1 Junior Secondary School and 3

Senior Secondary Schools.

How to get there:

Flight Schedule

Air Kiribati Limited – every Wed, Fri and Sun

Phone number: (686) 28557/21550

Coral Sun Airways – every Wed, Fri and Sun

Phone number: (686) 29539/29517

Boat Schedule

Kiribati Shipping Services Limited

Phone number: (686) 26195, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oceania Shipping Services

Phone number: (686) 50333,

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Kiribati Inter-Island Shipping Services

Phone number: (686) 26839

Accommodation:

For accomodation enquiry, please follow the link provided below

Island Council Guest House, ...click here , Monivae Hotel Chevalier College, ...click here

Link to Abemama Fact file.

Check out youtube video "Weekend trip to Abemama"

Map of Abemama, please ...click here

Main Industry:

Fisheries, Agriculture, Handicraft and Tourism

Communications:

Land line telephone and VHF/CB Radio

Health Services:

1 Health Center and 4 Clinics

Interesting facts:

Pristine beach, crystal clear blue lagoon, WWII

relics and historical/cultural shrines.