San Cristobel is one of the islands that make up the stunning Solomon Islands
in the South Pacific. It is located 64 kilometres away from the main island of Guadalcanal and has several islets just off its coast. Also known as Makira Island, it’s fairly rugged and remote, but also the biggest island in the Makira-Ulawa Province. For a country that sees relatively few visitors, San Cristobel sees even fewer than other parts of the country. If you really want a sense of visiting a pure, remote and untouched land, you should definitely consider making a journey to San Cristobel. Get going by browsing our latest San Cristobal accommodation deals.
Things to see and do
Along with its neighboring island Ulawa, San Cristobel is home to some unique traditions and customs. It is a really interesting place to spend some time, while getting to know the local people and culture. Start by learning about traditional ways of fishing and brave crocodile wrestling! The inland is rugged and dense, so much so that it’s practically impossible to access. You will hear about the caves too, which are said to be the homes of Pacific "leprechauns".
The island is great for arts and crafts, and you will surely find plenty of unique mementoes to take home with you. Some of the nearby islands make for a great excursion too; be sure to check out Santa Catalina Island, Three Sisters Island, and Santa Ana Island. On Ulawa you can even see a fascinating shark hole underneath the altar in a pretty church; it is certainly a different sight!
San Cristobel also hosts a yearly land crab harvest, which is guaranteed to be heaps of fun!
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