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Honiara is the capital of the Solomon Islands, boasting perfect clear waters great for diving or surfing and quirky bars to enjoy a refreshing cocktail after a day of adventuring. It’s a great hub to get your Solomon Island holiday started!
Honiara Resorts and Information
Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, is located on the largest of the country’s myriad of islands and functions as both the political and economic hub. It is not the most attractive of capitals in terms of architecture, however hidden gems await first-time and repeat visitors. From WWII battlefields, to local markets and fantastic diving. If its off-the-beaten-track adventure you are looking for, you have come to the right place.
How to Get to Honiara
Only a three hour direct flight from Australia’s east coast, Honiara is the Solomon Islands international airport. Most resorts are situated within a short, 10-15 minute drive from the airport, so it’s extremely convenient for a quick start to your Solomon Islands holiday. To access Solomon Islands resorts on other islands you can catch connecting flights in Honiara easily to destinations such as Ghizo, Malaita and New Georgia.
What to do in Honiara
The Solomon Islands are not as developed for tourists as some of their other pacific neighbours, offering a real taste of island life and local culture. In Honiara itself visit the National Museum which houses local hand-made items and historical artefacts, visit one of the island markets or listen to a weekly panpipe performance at the Mendana Hotel. The green-fingered tourist will want to pay a visit to the Botanical Gardens to see the wonderful collection of orchids and other tropical plants.Honiara is a perfect location for an active family holiday, with world class diving and snorkelling, unspoiled deserted beaches for the kids to run riot on, and miles and miles of lush green rainforest to explore. You can make your Solomon Islands family holiday education too, learn about the military history of the islands and visit the Vilu War museum or some of the WWII sites.
Honiara is a great holiday location for couples and groups of friends as well. If you want to drop completely off the grid and lose yourself in a good book on a tropical island with no one else around, this is the place to do it. If its romance you are looking for there is a lot to do in the Solomon Islands, swim in secluded coves, take in uninterrupted views from the top of a mountain, or enjoy the sunset with a beach picnic.