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Pack your bags and get ready for a memorable family holiday in the South Pacific! The Solomon Islands are a wonderful gem in the middle of the giant blue ocean, just a short flight from Brisbane and filled with activities and adventures to keep visitors of all ages entertained during their stay. From historical sites and cultural museums to volcanoes and sensational snorkelling, the Solomon Islands cater to all interests.

Families regularly fly past the Solomon Islands on their way to Fiji during the school holidays, but now is the time to explore this undiscovered jewel! Offering barefoot luxury resort options – perfect for kids and adults who literally want to kick off their shoes and relax – there is snorkelling directly off the jetties that belong to the resorts My Solomons works directly with. The warm welcome by the staff of these same resorts is warm and welcoming, and they are happy to share their stories with guests who are interested in discovering more about the culture and history of the country.

The first family-friendly activity to mention is, of course, swimming. Beyond that, however, the barrage of watersport options in the Solomon Islands is overwhelming, from diving to kayaking to snorkelling to glass-bottom boats. Colourful marine life is within your reach with pristine coral gardens, curious fish and WWII wrecks that provide twists and turns to be discovered. Even first-time divers will feel comfortable in this crystal-clear water and so many options that suit all levels, and the little ones can still get involved with shallow snorkelling and swimming in various lagoons and shallow bays. Resorts offer snorkelling and swimming straight from the jetty or a private beach, so pack your favourite swimmers, a bucket and spade and sunscreen and settle on your peaceful slice of heaven.

Cultural aficionados will enjoy the song and dance displays at the resorts in Honiara and throughout the islands, especially if you take the time to stay overnight in a local village where you can participate in farming and other daily chores. There is no better way to immerse yourself in a culture and understand the daily lives of the people you are visiting than by spending a few full days outside the confines of a resort and following in their footsteps.

Older kids may appreciate the historical significance of the Solomon Islands and the role they played in WWII. With memorials and monuments to fallen soldiers, as well as wrecks dotting the surrounding waters that make perfect dive sites, it’s easy to get caught up with ghosts of the past and lose yourself in the fascinating past of the Solomon Islands.

So whether you’re going with a large group or small; older kids or little ones; love the water or the history, the Solomon Islands make an ideal destination for your next family holiday. With over 900 islands to explore, beautiful coral reefs, curious marine life, important and fascinating culture and history, fresh local seafood and produce and unique markets for souvenir shopping, the Solomon Islands offer families plenty to stay occupied without feeling like another tourist in the sea.