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Welcome to Santa Faustina Homestay!

Santa Faustina Homestay offers travelers a unique opportunity for experiential travel that puts them in direct contact with the local culture of Kiribati. By staying with a family on North Tarawa Island, travelers have personal encounters with the daily life of the island inhabitants, gaining deep appreciation and insight into a Pacific Island community in the process of balancing rich local culture with lifestyle changes wrought by development. It is a quiet idyllic setting... far from the crowds.

Accommodation in Santa Faustina Homestay is available in a traditional thatched room, located directly in the local family’s compound. The program is completely family-owned and run, designed after the model implemented when U.S. Peace Corps volunteers lived on Tarawa Island. Like the former volunteers, travelers interact with the family throughout the stay, sharing their amenities and participating in daily activities.

If you are the type of traveler who wants to make an impact in the local community through direct cultural exchange, then Santa Faustina Homestay is the right Kiribati accommodation choice for you. The family is available to answer any questions or to address any concerns you may have. Don’t hesitate to contact us. testing

Services and Facilities

Visitors to Santa Faustina Homestay have access to the same amenities and necessities available to the host family, including traditional meals and snacks, which consist of local flavours and plenty of meat and fish. 

- Traditional raised sleeping area in a thatched hut on the waters edge.
- Daily housekeeping
- Laundry services
- Canoe transfers
- Direct access to the beach
- Daily guided cultural tours and activities
- Interaction with the local people and observe a dynamic culture in action
- Pets allowed
- Translation services

We invite you to experience our home in a truly authentic way, and hope you will love it as much as we do!

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