Oceania

Solomon Islands

vital statistics
  • Honiara
  • 565,000
  • English
  • Solomon Islands dollar
about Solomon Islands

The Solomons are what tropical island daydreams are made of – the type of daydream not populated by money and fame, but by empty beaches fringed with coconut palms and dense tropical jungle. Mountains breaking through the canopy in the distance and turquoise waters stretch to golden sunsets. Of course, dugout canoes and bamboo huts also feature prominently in these spectacular reveries.

All this is lazing in the breeze on an archipelago located to the east of Australia but a world away. Game fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling or any other type of water activity is on the agenda, along with fruity cocktails in the evening and the sound of traditional Melanesian rhythms to lull you into the sense that you’ve definitely found paradise. Hint: you have.

More macabre but grittily interesting is the history of cannibalism and warfare on the islands, seen in the skull caves or the World War II wrecks that make great diving. Try an outrigger canoe adventure, wander through small, vibrant markets or just enjoy the ever-smiling hospitality of the locals.

Explore Solomon Islands By

UEPI, SOLOMON ISLANDS

This little tropical getaway is situated at the edge of the longest lagoon in...

This little tropical getaway is situated at the edge of the longest lagoon in the world,...

TETEPARE ISLAND, SOLOMON...

Known as a ‘conservation jewel,’ Tetepare is a unique, locally owned and...

Known as a ‘conservation jewel,’ Tetepare is a unique, locally owned and managed eco...

GATOKAE ISLAND, SOLOMON...

Get back to nature on Gatokae Island in the Solomons' Western Province. The...

Get back to nature on Gatokae Island in the Solomons' Western Province. The wonderful...

PAPATURA ISLAND, SOLOMON...

The owners of Papatura Island Retreat fell in love with the Solomons on a...

The owners of Papatura Island Retreat fell in love with the Solomons on a trip one year...

TITIANA BEACH, GIZO, SOLOMON...

Only a short drive from Gizo and a quick paddle off a postcard-perfect,...

Only a short drive from Gizo and a quick paddle off a postcard-perfect, white sand...

GIZO, SOLOMON ISLANDS

If you've ever dreamed of disappearing to your own Pacific island with just...

If you've ever dreamed of disappearing to your own Pacific island with just the sound of...

BELLONA ISLAND, SOLOMON...

Enjoy a memorable night as you sleep in a natural cave halfway down a cliff...

Enjoy a memorable night as you sleep in a natural cave halfway down a cliff face in the...