Florida (Nggela) Islands
The Floridas’ main draws? Diving, snorkelling, surfing and an ultra-chilled atmosphere. The two main islands, Tulagi and Nggela Sule, have rugged interiors, long white-sand beaches and mangrove swamps. In the middle of the Floridas, Tulagi was the Solomons’ former capital; it was also a Japanese base during WWII.
Though lying just 14km north of Guadalcanal, Savo is a world away from the capital. Imagine an active volcano with a pair of dormant craters, coconut groves, a narrow strip of grey-sand beach and a few hot springs that are accessible by foot. The island also features a megapode field where hundreds of female birds lay their eggs in holes scratched into the hot sand.