Auki

Lonely Planet review

Curled around a wonderfully shaped bay and surrounded by jungle-clad hills, laid-back Auki is a delight to approach by sea. Otherwise Auki is a nondescript little port town, with a few low-slung buildings that aren't going to capture many hearts on their own. Luckily the sea lapping its shores and houses on stilts offer something to please the eyes. Wandering its quiet streets, you wouldn't guess it's the Solomons' third-largest town; everything moves slowly except at the lively market and the bustling wharf, at the town's southern end.