Formerly known as the Ellice Islands (map) is a group of low-lying islands and atolls in the South Pacific that form the fourth smallest country in the world. If you want to visit the most isolated and remote independent country in the South Pacific, Tuvalu is the place to go. The main island of *Funafuti is the focus of travellers, since the only airport in Tuvalu is the Funafuti International Airport and Funafuti is the only island that has hotel facilities.
Tuvalu is not a destination for those in search of spectacular sightseeing opportunities. The island nation is not only small, it also lacks any city-like destination or architectural heritage. There are no hills or mountain ranges, no rivers or gorges. And yet, it is a delightful pacific destination, where your time is well spent in the shade of a palm trees on one of the pretty beaches.