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#1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Kiritimati
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Ronton Republic of Kiribati
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Fuzzytop wrote a review May 2020
Tucson, Arizona81 contributions10 helpful votes
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Given the remoteness of Kiribati, and the relative difficulty of getting supplies, food, and amenities to the island, I believe Ikari House has it down. They provide great food (mostly flown in weekly from HNL, where they have an employee hand pick staples and items for guests. During my week stay there, food was plentiful, deliciously prepared, and fresh. Accommodations were as good or better than other "fish camp" locations I've been to, and real effort is made to ensure you're comfortable. Each room appears to be the same, and the only difference is it's location -- not important. A/C in each room, and plenty of cool. Couldn't believe I didn't see one bug or critter in or around my room. No nasty smells, no noise, and a nice beach location. Fishing, guiding, and boats are really first class, and the guides are really well trained and most speak enough English to more than get by. Center console boats get you to the far side of the lagoons quickly, and I believe only Ikari has the only fast boats for their clients Great experience -- couldn't expect anything more. Oh, and the fishing is fabulous!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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oahusquid x wrote a review May 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii119 contributions74 helpful votes
This is my 4th trip to Kiritimati and the 4th time I have stayed at Ikari House. The rooms are very basic, but clean and the air conditioning COLD. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Meals are tasty and plentiful. WiFi is weak. YouTube: OAHUSQUID and check out my latest video.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Room Tip: All rooms are pretty much the same.
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Response from Ikarihouse686, Manager at Ikari House
Responded Jun 2, 2019
Mauri Thank you for choosing Ikari House for your stay. We truly appreciate you coming down to experience Christmas Island once again. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We truly try our very best to accommodate our clients. We would like to let you know that we are constantly looking for better improvement on the Wifi on CXI Thank you and see you next time
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Guy F wrote a review May 2019
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Ikari House was overall very good. Rooms (two twin beds and bathroom) were clean and comfortable. Food service (provided as part of base cost) was totally above par. 110V power was also available in the room! Otherwise, there was 220V that needed Australian plug adapter. A/C in the rooms was nice, and actually had to be moderated at night to keep from being too cold. House and kitchen staff were friendly and attendant. Daily clothes washing service was very convenient. AND there was Wi-Fi!!!! This was my second fishing trip to Kiritimati (Christmas) Island in as many years. Compared to previous visit, I noticed ongoing developments and local improvements that made this visit much more comfortable. As example, cell service was available (AT&T). I did not use due to international plan high cost and to the availably of Wi-Fi (was able to make wifi calling) – but this is an option to consider for the future or for emergency purposes. The lodge provided guides and boats as needed for all fishing needs. There are sufficient descriptions of the fishing elsewhere, so I will not elaborate here. In addition to world class fishing, there is great bird watching and the overall experience of a magnificent tropical landscape! For a week of fishing, a traveler should budget at least $US 500 to cover fishing license, fishing guide, boat and truck operator, and housing staff gratuities, and water/softdrinks/ beer available for a minimal cost at the lodge. And a reminder to not drink tap water - there is sufficient bottled water provided by the lodge. All visitors to Kiribati must possess a valid passport with at least six (6) months validity. Be sure that your passport has at least two blank pages remaining in the back, and that the passport is not damaged, delaminated, or torn in any way. (Damaged and torn passports WILL NOT be accepted by the airlines as proof of identity for travel). And with currently only one flight per week (Fiji Air), a traveler should be prepared to stay an additional week in the unlikely, but possible, event of your flight being canceled due to mechanical or weather issues (always buy travel insurance). For those new to Kiritimati, I would encourage all to read about the people and culture of Christmas Island. Learning a few local words is also not a bad idea. 'Ko rawba' (meaning ‘thank you’) was very much appreciated.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from Ikarihouse686, Manager at Ikari House
Responded Jun 11, 2019
Thank you Guy for your great insight, We look forward for your future stay
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Russell H wrote a review Jan 2019
East Maitland, Australia8 contributions1 helpful vote
If you want to go to an unspoilt Island stay in rustic resort, fish for Bonefish, Trigger Fish, GT's , Golden and Blue Trevally, Milkfish and many many many species, this is the place to go. Food is good, rooms are air conditioned, bathrooms are good. The Guides are excellent. I have been there twice and plan to go again this year. Kiritimati is the best place.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from Ikarihouse686, Manager at Ikari House
Responded Jun 11, 2019
Thank you Russell for you kinds words. We truly appreciate you choosing Ikari House to host your fishing adventures. We look for your future stay with us.
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David S wrote a review May 2018
Vancouver, Canada70 contributions9 helpful votes
A Fabulous week of guides ,staff,food,fish,sun ,touch of rain,and incredible days of walking stalking fish .All days fishing should be like this .You have no choice but to be in bed early .Your body will need the rest .Cold beers and a few Gin and Tonics and your done for the evening .If you have a chance to visit Kiribati do so .if your sole purpose is to visit Louis Vitton don't go .There are no malls ,and it is great .
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Date of stay: May 2018
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