Go Deep-Sea Fishing in Nauru
Formerly known as Pleasant Island, the remote country of Nauru is just as pleasing to visit today as ever. Its nearest neighbors, Fiji and the Cook Islands, often outshine the island nation, but the lack of exposure guarantees once-in-a-lifetime deep-sea fishing opportunities in waters that are almost exclusively used by locals. The reef-filled depths plunge to 2,000 feet just off the edge of the coast, making fish ready for angling from April through December. Only one airline and one hotel serve the island, and flights come in and out of Nauru once a week from Brisbane, Australia (plan on spending that amount of time on your visit). Be sure to hike through the limestone pinnacles of the island's topside for the opportunity to catches glimpses of native sea birds and decompress on the beach outside of the Menen Hotel — the most beautiful and pristine sand bar on the island.