IntroductionThis beautiful island is completely surrounded by a coral reef and has a lagoon in the center. It's the most Westernized island after Funafuti, having hosted European traders and missionaries for more than a century. In 1946, the Vaitupu people purchased Kioa Island, in Fiji, where a thriving Tuvaluan colony exists today. 85 mi/135 km north of Funafuti.
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