Husband and wife in late 30's - regular travelers to the caribbean islands.
Would love to expand our horizons and visit the South Pacific. Were initially looking at Fiji and Bora Bora, but seeking something less touristy.
Our travel style:
We typically avoid all inclusives and tourist traps, prefer something more quaint and cultural. Most of all, we love to meet locals and eat local cuisine. We are certified scuba divers and usually get a couple dives in on our trips, but also enjoy snorkeling and other land/water based activities.
Our best trip by far was to a remote area of Ambergris Caye, Belize at an eco style resort - no t.v., music, phone, etc. and only solar powered electricity, basic huts on the beach, a nice tropical breeze, lazy days in a hammock reading a book, snorkeling, and EXCELLENT gourmet meals. Hated it the first day, but had to pry me out of there at the end of the trip. We returned home so unbelievably relaxed, for weeks on end.
We don't consider ourselves backpackers, but would like to add a little adventure to our first trip to the South Pacific, and will consider camping or spontaneous stops at eco resorts or villages, where feasible. Our number one priority of course is always safety.
After doing some initial research on the Solomons, we are considering a Kayak adventure throughout the islands to get the most out of our trip, and will spend 2012 getting our Kayaking skills up to par.
Our tentative plan to the Solomon Islands is spring (April) 2013.
Have been to:
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Mexico - Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Tijuana, Acupulco, Puerto Vallarta, Tulum Nevis, West Indies Bonaire, Netherlands
Roatan, Honduras Margarita Island, Venezuela Niagara Falls, Canada Hawaii, U.S. Shanghai and Beijing, China