Top 10 Things to do in Solomons
Challenge yourself to remember the fascinating history of WWII while you wander through the city of Honiara or dive wrecks that have been underwater for decades, and be transported to a world of heroics, passion and heartbreak. Dig your toes into the sand on a private island retreat, wash the salt out of your hair after a day in the surf or select your favourite cocktail flavour from the resort menu; there is no time but Solomons time here!
Why not experience first-hand what this incredible South Pacific jewel has to offer while it’s still raw and natural? The friendliness and warmth of the local people, the unparalleled scenery and the fresh food will have you counting down the days until your return! Here is just a snapshot of some of the myriad activities on offer for your Solomon Islands escape:
Top 10 things to do/places to visit during your Solomon Islands holidays:
No matter if they’re dormant or underwater, volcanoes harness a special power that visitors are drawn to, so Solomon Islands have double the draw with two main players. Hike your way to the rim of the crater on Kolombangara, an extinct volcano on Guadalcanal where guests can visit for a couple hours, or the more adventurous can camp for a few nights to reach the summit – more itineraries can be found here.
Alternatively you can experience the force of the underwater Kavachi volcano as it bubbles and spews lava, the tip of the volcanic cone peeking just a few metres above sea level. Commonly creating lava islands that last a few months before being eroded away back into the sea, Kavachi volcano has been the source of investigation and spawned myths amongst the locals who have reported seeing “fire on the water”. Take a short trip to get close, or observe from afar.
The natural beauty found throughout the Solomon Islands is enough to leave any outdoors-person stunned. Beautiful waters, volcanoes and now waterfalls. In heavier rains waterfalls appear where once there was nothing, but outside of that season there are still plenty to visit. An easy walk to Tenaru Falls, north of Honiara and worth a full day visit, leaves visitors breathless with their beauty. Roughly 8km each way and containing a few rivers to wade across, the adventurous will love this excursion and be well-rewarded upon completion!
Mataniko Falls are also outside of Honiara and don’t require a full day to reach, however trekkers still need to be able to swim. Approximately 3 hours round-trip from Tuvaruhu Village, the steep walk up leads to a steep descent, however once you reach the falls it’s possible to float, swim or walk back to the village.