Solomon Islands overview

The beauty of the Solomon Islands is sadly overshadowed by ethnic tensions. Yet those with a strong sense of adventure can climb up mountains to discover gently bubbling volcanoes and trek through the rainforest to reach cool lagoons. However, despite the wild feel of the Solomon Islands, there are still a handful of luxurious places to stay and eat at the end of an adventurous day.

Honiara is the capital city and this is a good place to use as a base to explore the Solomon Islands as most of the luxury hotels and good restaurants are located here. Honiara is located on the island of Guadalcanal, which is a popular spot for scuba diving, soaking up the sun on the beach and trekking through the surrounding wilderness.

An interesting day trip from Guadalcanal is the tiny island of Malaita, which is simply bursting with natural beauty. There are plenty of secluded bays here, ideal for those who want to perfect their tans unobserved. Mount Kolovat rises from the center of Malaita, towering above the treetops at 1,303 meters.

Accommodation in Solomon Islands

While cheap accommodation can be found for budget travelers, those with plenty of money to spend will find some extremely luxurious options on the Solomon Islands. Resorts feature all that visitors could possibly want from five-star accommodation and the staff are trained to cater to every need and desire of their guests.

Solomon Islands airports

Henderson International Airport is located near Honiara and there are several flights a week from destinations such as Brisbane, Fiji and Vanuatu. It is also possible to catch a ferry from Papua New Guinea to the Solomon Islands.