If you are having a vacation in the small island of Nauru, The Menen Hotel Nauru is the best place to stay. Located just 3 kilometers from the airport, you will have a nice place to stay in just a few minutes after your arrival at the island. A lot of recreation awaits you here. Whether you want to have a quiet walk along the shore or you want a physically challenging activity, The Menen Hotel Nauru will let you have it.
The Menen Hotel has been a center of business and leisure activities for many years. The place has been a favorite for the locals, tourists and business people. The hotel was built by Nelson Architects in 1969 and was once deemed as the most restful place in the Pacific.
The hotel takes pride in its 119 rooms for guests and conference room that can accommodate as many as 200 delegates. The hotel serves a number of cultural cuisines such as Chinese and Thai. The beach side location of the Menen is faced towards the Anibare Bay, a popular swimming spot in Nauru.
Accommodation and Amenities
Unless indicated otherwise, rooms in The Menen Hotel Nauru are equipped with air conditioning. You can have a room with a balcony or terrace to enjoy the bright outdoor sun without having to go out of your room. Each room has a refrigerator from where you can get and keep your refreshments. You can keep up with the world and your favorite TV programs by watching satellite and cable television.
If you are staying longer, you have the option to check in on a room equipped with complete kitchen facilities. You may also enjoy a private drinking session if your room has a mini bar. Rooms are also prepared with a coffeemaker to let you enjoy mornings more. And to help you have a restful stay, daily maid services are offered as well.
Recreational Activities to Enjoy
With a lot of things that you can do at The Menen, you will certainly never get bored. Around The Menen, you can simply enjoy long, white sand beaches. You can bathe in the sun, take a dip in the sea, or walk while listening to the water. For further enjoyment, you can sail a boat and catch a handful of fish. The hotel also has a golf course where you can play golf with your buddies.
Furthermore, the site is big enough for you to enjoy jogging. You may also discover the trails with your bicycle. If you are tired of the usual games, you can go to the game room and try something new. You may also swim in the pool if you want to take a break from the salty sea.
For more adventure, you can rent snorkeling equipment and frolic with the fishes along the rich coral reefs. You can even go deeper into the sea through scuba diving. Here, you will get to see a wider variety of marine life. After enjoying the sea, you may get active by playing tennis in the afternoon. You can also buy souvenirs from the shopping mall in the area. Alternatively, you may pay a visit to the region’s local mining areas.
Services and Facilities
The Menen Hotel provides plenty of services to make your stay trouble free. If you are going to be busy for the day, the hotel provides childcare and babysitting services. You can rent a car if you want to drive and discover more about the locals. If you are using a different currency, that is not a problem with currency exchange services. You can then get interesting items from gift shops.
You can keep your clothes clean by either using the laundry room or by hiring laundry and dry cleaning services. Multi-lingual staff are always ready to serve. And because they can understand you, they will surely be able to provide everything that you need.
If you are in Nauru for business, the Menen provides administrative services. You can use the conference room, complete with audio-visual equipment. Fax machines, copiers and other office machines are also available. For your safety and security, smoke alarms are installed in each room.
A Brief History of Nauru
About 3,000 years ago, the island of Nauru was first inhabited by Polynesian and Micronesian people. As you can see, the national flag of Nauru displays a 12 pointed star. It represents the 12 traditional tribes of Nauru. The early Nauruans were experts in aquaculture.
The first westerner to visit Nauru was John Fearn, a British naval captain and a whale hunter, in 1798. Nauruans traded with Europeans starting around 1830. Among the items they traded were fresh water (from Nauru) and food for wine and firearms. These firearms were used in the Nauruan Tribal War that lasted for ten years (1878 – 1888) and reduced the Nauru population from 1,400 to 900 people.
The war ended when the Germans arrived and incorporated Nauru into the Marshall Island Protectorate of Germany. The war established rulers and kings of Nauru brought significant changes.
A prospector named Albert Ellis discovered that Nauru was rich in phosphate. In a 1906 agreement with Germany, the Pacific Phosphate Company began exploiting the island. In 1914, Australian troops captured Nauru in 1914. Since then, the island has been under the governance of countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and United Kingdom.
The island has also been involved in the historical World War 2. When the war ended, The United Nations entrusted Nauru to New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia. In 1966, Nauru became a self governing entity. In 1968, it has achieved its independence under the leadership of Hammer DeRoburt, the country’s founding president.
You can learn the rest of Nauru’s history through having a visit to the island. For sure, you will know more than what the books can tell. Aside from it, you can enjoy its natural beauty that was almost destroyed by mining. And if you are staying in the island, look no further because The Menen Hotel Nauru will give one the most wonderful vacations of your life.