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“I wouldn't swim...”
Review of Ambo Island

Ambo Island
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Owner description: One of several islands comprising Tawara, Ambo has a beautiful beach and is home to the famous Ambo Lagoon Club, with swimming, volleyball and other activities.
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“I wouldn't swim...”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

I just wanted to add this review as I think currently this entry on Tripadvisor implies that swimming from Ambo is a good idea. Generally speaking the level of pollution in the lagoon is such that i-matang (foreigners) should avoid swimming in it except further away from populated areas e.g. North Tarawa, or else where there is good flow through from the ocean e.g. Buota, Betio causeway. Swimming from Ambo carries a risk of getting pretty sick.

Ambo Lagoon Club is still a lovely spot but not much happens there these days.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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100 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Impossible to miss”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

With the Parliament building sitting on reclaimed land in Ambo, it's a prime spot to visit. Sitting out back by the water is a good way to spend some time.

Visited February 2012
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3 Thank BB__Sara
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“the beach is pure white sand but,”
Reviewed June 25, 2010

there are so many whole and broken shells on the beach it was almost impossible to find a place to lay down. The scenery is beautiful.

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10 Thank Born2B
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