On this island nation you’ll discover dormant volcanoes peeking through the clouds, lush rainforests alive with noise and coral reefs serving as colourful underwater villages for sea life. All of this natural bounty comes without the usual crowds of bumbling tourists trying to grab the perfect selfie in front of a waterfall. In fact, on your Solomon Islands holiday, there may be times when you feel like you’ve got an entire beach or forest to yourself!
Most Solomon Islands holidays start when you arrive at Honiara International Airport (HIR), just 8 km from the country’s capital city of Honiara on the island of Guadalcanal. From here, you can grab one of Wotif’s Solomon Islands car hire deals to explore the bustling city or hop to another island either by plane or ferry.
There’s no reason to hole up in your hotel—the islands’ best attractions are of the natural variety! Surf the waves or dive under them to see the teeming fish below. After all, you’re right in the middle of some of the very best dive spots in the world.
When you want to dry off, head for the rainforest…or walk up the lip of a volcano. You can even visit a far-flung leaf hut village. Tetepare Island makes for great rainforest trekking, while Kolombangara, in the Ghizo region, is a big boy volcano waiting to meet you.
If you have the heart of a historian, you may also want to pay homage to the World War II battle sites scattered across the islands. Several battles took place during the South Pacific campaign between the Allies and the Japanese, and you can see the remnants of some of their battle fleets in Ironbottom Sound off Guadalcanal, among others.
One of the main draws of Solomon Islands holiday packages is the nation’s natural beauty. You won’t find any ritzy beach resorts here, and that’s exactly how the Solomon Islands’ biggest fans like it. Since you won’t be stuffing your shopping bags with couture clothes and handbags, visit some of the outdoor markets in Honiara instead. Your friends and family will love receiving one-of-a-kind native art and handmade crafts.
You might be surprised to find several tasty eateries in Honiara. The city is home to a few restaurants, cafes and bakeries. On some of the other less developed islands, visit the local food market to get your hands on fresh seafood as well as tropical fruits plucked straight from the rainforest.
Your search for a hot nightclub or a happening karaoke bar will be in vain on the Solomon Islands. Instead, nightlife on a holiday to the Solomon Islands means enjoying the noises of the nearby jungle, lingering over a filling dinner or taking a walk along the beach.
The Solomon Islands are just waiting to be explored. If you’re ready to see this amazing place, your first discovery should be Wotif, where you’ll find great deals on Solomon Islands packages. Don’t stop your island-hopping there. Wotif can also get you amazing prices on Vanuatu holidays, a neighbouring chain of 83 islands in the Pacific Ocean.
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