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Thinking of going to the Solomons for 2 weeks over Christmas. Are the mozzies unbearable at that time of year?
Have been to PNG at the same time of year and found it mostly fine, but the mozzies almost ruined the Sepik for us and we're seeking to avoid a repeat.
Any recommendations for less mozzie-infested parts of the Solomons?
I would very appreciate your help if someone has experience in international connection flights in Brisbane !!!
We already booked our flights from Zurich to Brisbane and are about to buy the connection flight with Solomon Airlines to Honiara for the same day.
ARRIVE 30AUG13 BRISBANE 06:05
Departure 30 AUG13 Brisbane-Honiara 09:30
Do you think we could get it or its to risky and we probably would loose the connection? Solomon airlines flight are really expensive to buy a new one at the airport if we'd loose it....
Alternatively we would have to... more »
I have a $5 voucher for Frangipani ice cream in Honiara. Aparently this will get you a free single serve hard or soft ice cream
I can't use it, so if any one here does, I'll forward the email to the first respondee.
( I post again the questions I send privately to Ozziegiraffe a few days ago.
Ozziegiraffe, I really appreciate your advice :-)))))))) Thank you very much)
Hello salomon lovers!
First of all I would like to congratulate you for the great work you do in this forum. Amazing and real useful information!!! Thanks to this forum and the guys of exploringsolomons.wikispaces.com, I think I could learn a lot of this beautiful unknown country we want to explore! Together with my wife we are always looking for adventurous places to travel, far far away from mass tourism and 5 star hotels!!
I´m planing a 4 weeks trip to the Salomons in September 2013. We have simple objectives: discover the culture, meet friendly people, enjoy the untouched nature, make long trekkings and good dives, Thats the reason why i fell in love with the Salomons!
We are semi-experienced travelers (most of asi... more »
tried sending you a priv message but its not working ,, seems ur pretty knowlegable on accom in honiara... lookin for something central & good for value around $50aud per night ,,, wot r a few suggestions.... 10yrs ago i stayed at a place in/near town on the beach , had a resturaunt / bar balcony over the water - bit of an old joint , but do you know of it ?? is it still there >>?? wayne
i am planning to arrive to the solomon islands this august!
i wanted to know if that's ok to travel there as a solo backpacker and how much will a day will cost me there as a backpacker including sleeping and eating?and there are any guesthouse for backpackers in the solomon's?
i dont mind staying with the locals in the villages...
do you know of any accom that includes all meals in or aroud honiara or outer island ??? plz incl price . pref budget rather than top end.. thanx
I will have 7 days (i.e. _5 full days_) in the Solomons in April and would like to dive in Marovo Lagoon.
Can anyone recommend where to go / where to dive and what's the best way to get there? I understand there are two airports serving the region (Seghe and Gatokae Island).
Is there any connection to Tetepare Island from there?
We're planning about 5 weeks in Solomon Islands in May/June, did quite a lot of research and would love to experience "the best" of each islands we decided to visit...
We'll be definitely spending 4-5 days at Charapoana lodge in Marovo lagoon and would love to spend also a few days at Uepi resort which has according to many of you "the best snorkelling in the world", even though the opinions do differ. Unfortunately it is completely out of our budget (AUD$370 per night for the cheapest guest room adjoined to the other guest room), but if it's really the best thing we're ever going to experience that I guess it's worth it if we're travelling that far...
Is snorkelling/diving at Uepi on Marovo Lagoon really that spectacular compared to other places at Marovo lagoon, Charapoana lodge or in Munda/Gizo/Tulagi? We don't care that much about the accommodation itself, foo... more »
I've seen a bunch of posts and info about going through the Solomons to Bougainville (Honiara, ferry to Gizo, flight to Shortlands, boat to south Bougainville). Has anyone done the reverse direction?
Assuming I get a Solomons visa in advance, I just want to make sure that I can get any exit stamps for PNG and entry stamps for the Solomons (presumably in Gizo) that I might need.
A check of this forum indicated no recent posts available about Solomon Islands, and as I was there 3 months ago, I thought it would be worth reposting the information I posted when I returned to help anyone thinking of going there.
On my recent trip I visited Honiara and most of northern Guadalcanal, Savo, and the area around Auki in Malaita. Over the last 20 years, I have lived in the country for a total of 5 years, as well as numerous visits, covering all but 2 of the 9 provinces.
Honiara : unless you need a hotel, consider one of the church-owned Rest Houses. They help you meet the locals, and provide cooking facilities as well as being centrally located. Both St Agnes and Chester offer en suite rooms, Chester also has rooms with shared bathrooms a well These are both Anglican Church of Melanesia. The United Church and South Seas Evangelical Church also have rest houses.
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My wife and I are planning to go to the Soloman Islands in May 2013. We like beaches and want to stay away from the tourist posh resorts. Can anyone give me information where to go and what to see. I'm a professional photographer and like photographing exotic people. Thanks
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I will be visiting the Sols for a 2 week trip in early-mid November and so I am looking for options for the weekend that would be suitable for a young at heart mid-50s woman travelling alone. I visited last year and during that visit we had a day trip to Savo which I enjoyed very much; we also visited the American memorial, botanic gardens and markets and snorkelled at one of Bonegis. My thoughts at present are to do a trip to the Florida on one day. Is it possible to stay overnight there? Alternatively, are there guides/ trips that can take me to some of the less-visited sites on Guadalcanal - I'm not particularly interested in WW2 tours. I have considered hiring a car to do some touring independently but I wonder if that is a good idea for a woman travelling alone? Thanks in advance for any help
Firstly I want to say a huge Thank You to all of the assistance I gathered from this forum. Having now been to the Solomons and had a unique and most wonderful experience I wanted to give some feedback. Prior to going it was difficult to obtain all of the required information. The answers I received from you were just so, so helpful. Now having been, I can more easily imagine how to do all of the things we wanted to. I can understand the time factors, the helpful but often slow response times, the lack of printed timetables, the poor information about a range of attractions and the availability to fresh and safe water and meals. Your input was my main source of reliable facts. If anyone else now needs my help, please dont hesitate to contact me and ask questions.
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