Funafuti is an island made of an atoll. There are over 6 thousand people living in Funafuti. The atoll of Funafuti comprises of 33 small islands with Fongafale being the largest. Funafuti is considered the capital of Tuvalu.
Funafuti Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the best season to visit Funafuti?
A. Funafuti is a great destination all-year-round. The temperature in Funafuti stays at about 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The only this that changes is the precipitation in Funafuti. While Funafuti receives a lot of rain in December and January, there is much less rain in the summer months, especially in September. This is reflected in the prices of an airfare ticket, however. The cheapest ticket can be found in the rainy season while the most expensive tickets to Funafuti are for the summer touristy season.
Q. How can I buy a flight ticket to Australia to Funafuti? Is there a direct flight?
A. Unfortunately, as of now, there are no direct flights to Funafuti from Australia. The airfare ticket must be purchased either with Fiji Airways with transit in Suva or Nadi, or you can get a ticket with another carrier to arrive in Fiji where you board a plane with a ticket to Funafuti. A return ticket might cost less then a single ticket for each direction. Your ticket agent might help you out and find the cheapest ticket option for you.
Q. Why should I visit Funafuti?
A. While Funafuti is not the cheapest destination and an airfare ticket from most of the world countries will most likely be quite expensive, Funafuti is a great place to visit. Funafuti is located in a beautiful lagoon and has some of the best beaches in the world. You can tour the Funafuti villages to see the traditional life and visit the Funafuti Conservation Area.