If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own island paradise, Tavanipupu Private Island Resort, on a small island off Guadalcanal’s eastern tip, has all the key ingredients – exclusivity, seclusion, atmosphere. Digs are in six tastefully decorated, spacious bungalows scattered in a well-tended coconut grove that overlooks the beach. The restaurant uses only the freshest seafood.
East of Honiara
One of the star attractions in Honiara’s hinterlands is Mataniko Falls, which feature a spectacular thundering of water down a cliff straight into a canyon below. The road to Mt Austen begins in Kukum and climbs up to the historical sites where Japanese troops doggedly resisted the US advance. The Solomons Peace Memorial Park, about 3.