West of Honiara attractions

Top Choice Beach in West of Honiara


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 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 …
Historic Site in West of Honiara

Sherman Tank

Just across the road from Bonegi beach, there’s a bush track that heads inland and runs about 400m to a rusty US Sherman tank called Jezebel which was used for wartime target practice once the Guadalcanal campaign w…
Village in West of Honiara


About 40km from Honiara is this timeless hamlet blessed with a majestic setting – it's wedged between the sea and a soaring, velvet-green hill. Soak up the rural atmosphere and make the most of the beach lapped by c…
Beach in West of Honiara

Lela Beach

Popular with locals and expats at weekends, this beach has black sand and is OK for swimming and bathing.
Beach in West of Honiara

Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach is an appealing strip of white coral sand fringed with coconut trees.