The nine coral islands and atolls that comprise Tuvalu barely break the surface of the Pacific Ocean, meaning that rising sea levels and global warming are a major issue here.
Tiny and undeveloped, Tuvalu travel is about exploring this peaceful, palm-fringed idyll and discovering what lies beneath the waves. The capital Funafuti is popular as an access point for the giant Funafuti Lagoon, which is good for snorkelling and diving. The nearby Funafuti Marine Conservation Area also has numerous lagoons, dotted with uninhabited islands and teeming with marine life
Funafala is the second most populated island and the place to see traditional buildings. The northernmost island, Nanumea is thought to have the most scenic lagoon and is also a wonderfully relaxing place to spend time.