Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in West of Honiara

Bonegi

About 12km west from Honiara, Bonegi is music to the ears of divers, snorkellers and sunbathers. Two large Japanese freighters sank just offshore on the night of 13 November 1942, and make for a magnificent playgrou…
Top Choice Market in Honiara

Central Market

While Honiara won't be mistaken for Lagos, the country’s bubbling principal food market covers a whole block between Mendana Ave and the seafront. It has a huge selection of fresh produce, especially fruits and vege…
Top Choice Museum in West of Honiara

Vilu War Museum

About 25km from Honiara, a turn to the south from the coastal road brings you to this great open-air museum. Here there are US, Japanese, Australian, Fijian and New Zealand memorials, four large Japanese field guns …
Top Choice Cafeteria in Honiara

Mambo Juice

You really need to know this place is here, but luckily now you do. Just off Mendana Ave, this easy-to-miss cafeteria is a surprise, with its enticing outdoor seating area, super-fresh fare and explosively fruity ju…
Top Choice Island in Around West New Georgia

Skull Island

A 30-minute boat ride from Munda, this tiny islet on Vonavona Lagoon is the final resting place for the skulls of countless vanquished warriors, as well as a shrine for the skulls of Rendovan chiefs. They date from …
Top Choice Historic Site in Honiara

US War Memorial

This superb memorial is a five-minute taxi ride from the centre. The well-maintained compound has marble slabs bearing detailed descriptions of battles fought during the Guadalcanal campaign. It was unveiled on 7 Au…
Top Choice Historic Site in East of Honiara

WWII Museum

A few metres before reaching the shore of Tetere Beach, a dirt track to the west leads to 30 or more abandoned amtracks (amphibious troop carriers). Many of these rusty relics are shielded by prickly thorns, which a…
International in Gizo

Fatboys

What a sensational setting! The dining room is on a pier that hovers over the turquoise waters of Vonavona Lagoon – it can't get more mellow than this. The choice is limited but the food is fresh and tasty. Good coc…
Pizzeria in Honiara

The Ofis

A very relaxing spot. Picture a lovely waterfront location, ample views of Savo, and good thin-crust pizzas, wraps and salads. It also offers lovely coffee, juices and smoothies. For dessert, try the belt-bustingly …
Cafeteria in Honiara

Bamboo Bar & Cafe

This cheerful place is perfect for a comforting breakfast (fab banana pancakes!), lunch or a snack attack any time of the day. The menu is straightforward but scrummy and features tasty dishes such as chicken curry,…