Islands Lost in Time
The Solomon Islands are a remote and untouched travel destination, scattered in the southwestern Pacific, east of Papua New Guinea and just a 4 hour flight from Fiji. Guadalcanal, Malaita, Choiseul, New Georgia, San Cristobal and Santa Isabel are the main islands. Honiara, the capital, is located on Guadalcanal and has a museum, botanical gardens and its own Chinatown. There are an abundance of picturesque villages and scenic drives are within easy reach. Popular tours include the World War II battlefields and various carving villages on the islands of Rennell and Bellona. There are six major and approximately 992 minor islands, atolls and reefs. The spectacular marine life in the surrounding waters makes the islands an excellent destination for cruising, fishing and diving. The walls, reefs, pinnacles and coral gardens of the Solomon Islands support an amazing diversity and quantity of sea creatures.
King Solomon Hotel - In the very center of Honiara you will find the King Solomon Hotel nestled amidst lush green gardens. The hotel is only a 20 minute drive away from Henderson International Airport and is within easy walking distance to Solomon Island’s Cultural Museum, banks, business houses, shopping centers and Internet cafes.
Gizo is renowned for having the most diverse and exciting diving anywhere in the world. From World War II wrecks to numerous offshore reefs, spectacular coral formations and plummeting walls, to manta rays and abundant marine life.
Fatboys Resort - Just an 8 minute boat ride from Gizo on Mbabanga Island, Fatboys is a rustic, yet intimate resort with 4 private bungalows constructed of traditional leaf and local hardwoods and with large verandas. Wake up to picturesque views of Mt. Kolombangara, Kennedy Island and many other beautiful Coral Cays and reefs that dot the warm calm waters. Enjoy the catch of the day in the restaurant and bar, situated 100 meters out on the resort’s private jetty. Diving is arranged with local operators. Snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and boating to surrounding islands will round out your stay here.
Uepi Island Resort – This resort is situated on one of the Barrier Reef Islands, defining the edge of the magnificent Marovo Lagoon with white sandy beaches and spectacular wall diving. Rarely will you see such high concentrations of fish, sponges and corals in such a diverse environment, ranging from lagoon coral gardens to vertical drop-offs of over 2,000 feet. There is a plethora of other activities including snorkeling, cultural visits to local villages and bushwalking.
The Agnes Lodge Hotel – is a two minute walk from the Munda airport in New Georgia. The Agnes Lodge offers a stunning view over the Roviana Lagoon. The hotel offers a variety of accommodation levels and caters to all tastes and budgets.
Dive Munda – the new era in diving is based at Agnes Lodge Resort and can satisfy all your diving and snorkeling desires. Majestic wall dives and virgin reefs are the specialty of Dive Munda. The soft coral overhangs of Mushroom Island, the drop off at Shark Point and the myriad of colorful corals at Rainbow Passage are fast becoming renowned as world class dive sites with amazing pelagic fish and shark action.
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