We were there in September 2004. We were lucky in that it was an overcast day, which kept the heat down. The waters are perfectly calm - so close to the equater with no tidal movement. The bathing area is restricted. Tere was a couple snorkling just outside the the line and were told they had to be on the inside. There is a "excursion" to the opposite side of the atoll with snorkling and other water activities. However, there are no restrooms or other facilities. At the beaching area, there is food, restroom facilities, a nature path walk, bar/soda of course, a small straw market. We ended up staying all afternoon because the weather was pleasant. However, if it is hot, there isn't much to keep you onshore.