Vella Lavella Island
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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,...more
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,...more
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.more
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