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

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1. Lela Beach

1.43 MILES

Popular with locals and expats at weekends, this beach has black sand and is OK for swimming and bathing.

2. 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…

3. Bonegi

2.64 MILES

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…

4. Botanical Gardens

4.91 MILES

These lovely grounds on the hills located above the city provide a green haven for nature lovers.

5. National Museum

5.51 MILES

This modest museum – there is only one room – features interesting displays and old photographs on traditional dance, body ornamentation, currency,…

6. National Parliament

5.69 MILES

The conical-shaped concrete building that’s perched on the hill above Hibiscus Ave is the National Parliament. Inside, the dome boasts a rich tapestry of…

7. US War Memorial

6.08 MILES

This superb memorial is a five-minute taxi ride from the centre. The well-maintained compound has marble slabs bearing detailed descriptions of battles…

8. 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…