Solomon Islands Travel Guide

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    360 Discovery at the wharf in Honiara
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Solomon Islands Highlights

  • Pro
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     Virtually unknown to tourists, inexpensive, great place to experience Melanesian culture 

  • Con
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     Very basic facilities, can be hard to get around 

  • In a nutshell
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     An explorer's dream 

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Vella Lavella Island

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New Georgia

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Honiara

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Guadalcanal Island

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Vella Lavella Island

  • Megapode Bird eggs

    Vella Lavella Island Favorites

    You may wish to try megapode bird eggs while you are here. These birds lay their eggs in the warm soil near the thermal pools and the locals harvest them for food. They taste just like chicken eggs and the only noticeable difference is that they are mostly yoke with just a very thin white part on the outside. There may be laws in some areas...

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  • Meal Times

    Vella Lavella Island Local Customs

    There are no set meal times on this island, or presumably in most rural parts of the Solomon Islands. People eat when they're hungry. This may be different from what you do at home. It was for me, anyway. Nonetheless, you will still be given a fantastic meal in the evening should you stay here.

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  • Gizo Strait water conditions

    Vella Lavella Island Warnings and Dangers

    If the weather looks ominous and you don't feel comfortable crossing the Gizo Strait, then DON'T. That's not to say that you should not trust the advice of your guides. They are very good at navigating the route. However, they will not want to disappoint you and may attempt the crossing even when not safe to ensure you get back to Gizo according to...

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New Georgia

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  • Flying into Munda

    New Georgia Warnings and Dangers

    Be certain you are in Munda before you get out of the plane. Solomon Airlines is fairly informal about their arrivals, and if you are on a flight with multiple stops (such as Honiara to Munda), the pilot will land the aircraft, drop people off, and be on his way with the remaining passengers. He will not announce the village you've just arrived in,...

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  • Rainforest Walk

    New Georgia Things to Do

    I was able to arrange a guided rainforest walk through Agnes Lodge in Munda. This was a very educational experience as there are many plants in the forest which can cure ailments and serve various purposes that are not well-known to outsiders.

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  • Fishing off New Georgia

    New Georgia Sports & Outdoors

    While on my way back from Skull Island, my guide dropped a trolling line off the back of the canoe and after a few minutes appeared to have caught something. It turned out to be a two or three foot long Spanish mackerel! If you'd like to do some fishing in the lagoon of New Georgia, there are obviously fish to be caught.

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Honiara

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  • Malaria Alert!

    Honiara What to Pack

    This here is the Tropics my friend, so don't forget to Slip, Slop, Slap! (Sun shirt, sunscreen and hat) Reef shoes might also be a very good item to bring as the beaches tend to be a little rough and rocky. Solomon Islands has extemely high incidences of Malaria - so take a course of anti malarian medicine before travelling here. Needless to...

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  • Skull Island!

    Honiara Off The Beaten Path

    For authentic evidence of the Solomon's cannibalistic history, travel to Munda and take a diving trip out - ask your instructor to stop off for lunch at Skull Island. Remember to take a few SI$ to pay the island's owners if they do show up.

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  • Scuba dive wonders

    Honiara Things to Do

    I learned to scuba dive in Honiara a couple of years ago, and it though it might be sentimental nostalgia on my account, Solomons has some of the most beautiful dive sites in the world.Iron bottom sounds has a lot of wrecks from World war two, just off Guadalcanal and if you have the opportunity to travel west and dive in either Mund and or Gizo,...

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