How to choose a South Pacific island
The South Pacific confounds even the savviest map buffs with its splatter of dots spread across the world's biggest ocean...
Places in Solomon Islands
The largest island in the Solomons, Guadalcanal hosts the national capital, Honiara. Outside Honiara, the island is largely untamed and raw. Start your adventure by looking for WWII relics, hiking to scenic waterfalls and plunging into the wreck-strewn waters of Iron Bottom Sound. Then you could escape to a far-flung resort on the east of the island.
Auki & Around
Curled around a wonderfully shaped bay and surrounded by jungle-clad hills, Auki is the Solomons’ third-largest town. It’s a nondescript little port town, with a few low-slung buildings and a smattering of houses on stilts. Everything moves slowly except at the lively market and the bustling wharf, at the town’s southern end.
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Top 5 experiences of the Solomon Islands
Coral-ringed beaches, smouldering volcanoes and rainforest-covered mountains set the stage for unforgettable adventures in the Solomon Islands...
Diving in the Solomon Islands
World-class diving awaits you in the underwater realms of the Solomon Islands. The marine biodiversity is exceptional, incredibly healthy reefs look like a Garden of Eden and the absence of crowds is a prime draw...
Travel literature review: The Last Wild Island
The Last Wild Island: Saving Tetepare by John Read Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Reviewed by Rowan McKinnon I met John Read briefly in the early 2000s at the tiny Munda wharf in the Solomon Islands' Western Province...
Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands: travel books to read before you go
This excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands guide provides a selection of literature to get you in the mood for your trip...