Uncover the secrets of the Solomon Islands
AN array of unique experiences exist here, from cultural visits through to marine exploration; dazzling sunsets to romantic getaways – there’s something for every style of traveller.
Fall in love
For newlyweds or those just looking for a romantic private island getaway, a stay at the Tavanipupu Island Resort is a paradise just waiting to be uncovered.
Situated in Marau Sound, Tavanipupu Resort is built on the site of a former coconut plantation and is surrounded by a crystal lagoon and vivid tropical foliage.
The private retreat is a 25-minute plane ride away from capital Honiara and features just 10 bungalows, meaning it remains quiet and serene throughout the year.
Climb a semi extinct volcano
For active travellers, a climb up to Kolombangara — an almost perfect cone shaped volcano — comes highly recommended.
Located in the western province, the two-day trek to the summit consists of explorations of the rainforest, birdwatching, river walking, swimming and rugged cloud-forest walks.
The 1,770-metre hike to the summit finishes at the awe-inspiring crater rim, giving walkers the chance to take in the picturesque views.
Embark on a kayaking adventure
Get back to nature and enjoy a calming paddle through crystalline waters at Marovo Lagoon.
This picturesque spot is surrounded by endless beaches and forests, while the still waters make for the perfect location to observe sealife such as turtles, dolphins and rays in their natural habitat.
As the waters are so clear here, many say the experience of kayaking at Marovo is akin to looking straight through a glass bottom boat.