Whether you're into fishing, bird-watching, diving or surfing, this remote destination is worth the trek while there are still people living here to welcome you.
Flying over the atoll Tarawa in the Pacific Â© Michael Runkel / Getty Images
One prime reason travellers head to Kiritimati (Christmas Island) in the Republic of Kiribati is for the fishing â marlin, sailfish, wahoo, barracuda and huge schools of tuna are found here. But the real gem: miles of pristine saltwater flats perfect for wading and fly-fishing for bonefish, milkfish, triggerfish and a number of trevally including the elusive giant trevally. GT, as they are affectionately known, are on the bucket list of most dedicated fly-fishermen. This exotic species hunts on the flats for prey and is known for its speed, weight (upwards of 40kgs) and ferocity.