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Planning & Information – Nauru


Nauru - Two Days Itinerary

Where: Nauru
Transport: Airlines, Bicycle
Who: One backpacker
Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
 

Planning

Orientation
This itinerary takes you through some of the best places around the beautiful island country in the pacific – Nauru, for two days.

Visa
With less than 300 visitors a year, Nauru requires a visa-grant for almost all nationalities.

Step-by-step process to get Nauru visa easily

Nauru is one of the least visited countries in the world, and one of the main reason is the requirement of a visa for almost all nationalities. Getting a visa to Nauru can take a while and can be challenging! Read this article for a step by step process to get a visa-grant for Nauru.

 

Tips

Here are some tips that I experienced on my trip to Nauru:

  • Cash or cards – Credit cards are not widely used in Nauru, and ATMs or currency exchange centers are rarely available. Most restaurants, cafes, tourist sites will expect cash, and the option to use credit cards might not be available.
  • Transportation – There are no public buses or taxis in Nauru. Very few rental cars are available, with some local operators including hotels provide their own rental cars. Driving (on the left, similar to UK or Australia) across the entire island nation takes 20-30 mins. Australian Dollar (AUD) is the official currency of Nauru.
  • Airport to hotel (and back) – Most hotels will provide free or paid shuttle service to/from airport. Make sure to let the hotels know your flight details and confirm a day before your arrival or departure for the shuttle. Paid service can be A$5 per trip.
  • Water – Tap water is not safe to drink. One liter bottle of water from a local market will cost A$5-A$8.
  • Wi-fi – Mostly not available anywhere. Hotels may have it, but may not work.

 

SIM Card in Nauru

Company: Digicel is the only one company operating in Nauru.

Cost: It costs A$16 for a weekly pre-paid data for 1GB, which is definitely quite expensive!

Where to get: The Nauru international airport has a Digicel kiosk, but it was not operational when we arrived. The best option is to go to the Digicel store in the Yaren district. You can top-up at multiple locations like general stores.

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Accommodation

As a part of the visa process, I booked hotels before traveling to Nauru.

Hotels in Nauru

At the time of writing this post, there are four hotels in Nauru:

  • Ewa Lodge by Capelle
  • Menen Hotel
  • Budapest Hotel
  • Od-N Aiwo Hotel

The challenge is for these hotels to respond and send a confirmation. In our experience, Ewa Lodge was the quickest to respond.

UPDATE March 2024 – There’s an alternative accommodation option for budget and adventurous travelers – Maruan Gregory Jiimwereiy offers several choices where you can set up a hammock or a tent at a cost of 25AUD per day; or a hut for 50AUD and a container with AC for 100AUD. Maruan’s private beach is the nicest in all of Nauru, located right next to the Menen Hotel. He also rents out his motorcycle for 25AUD per day. You can process your visa through the Menen Hotel, but since you’re not required to make a payment in advance, you can simply not show up! Note that Maruan’s place is currently under construction, and he has ambitious plans for future improvements.

City Accommodation Cost/night Notes
Nauru Menen Hotel A$480 For three nights. Private room with ensuite bathroom. Breakfast not included.

 

Flights

From-to Airline Cost Notes
Brisbane (BNE) to Nauru (INU) and return Nauru Airlines A$1,665.00 Return flight. Economy.

 

Costs

Note: All values in USD, unless otherwise mentioned, are approximate and based on the exchange rate of USD 1 = AUD 1.50 at the time of publishing. Each cost is for one adult.
 

What Cost Notes
All flights $1,100 See details above.
Accommodation for all days $320 Per person. See the list and costs above..
Visa $33 Cost for single entry, one month is A$50.
Total Costs $1,453.00 Per person
Overall Costs $1,453.00 Per person

 

Planning

Planning & Information

Tips, info & details of planning.

Day 1 – NEXT »

Island Walk, Government Sights

Walk around the island, government sights and museum.

Day 2 – NEXT »

Lagoon, Highest Point, Beach

Visiting lagoon, highest point in Nauru.

 
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