This tropical island hideaway sits on the picturesque beachfront on the secluded Mbambanga Island in beautiful Gizo. This tiny boutique resort is the perfect place to escape and enjoy the peaceful and stunning natural beauty that Solomon Islands is famous for. You’ll find long stretches of white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons, ocean reefs teeming with fish and marine life and thick, unspoilt rainforest. You will love the overwater restaurant with mouth-watering food and unbeatable views. The traditional bungalows are comfortable and relaxing and are all right on the beach with fantastic ocean views. When you are next looking for a secluded retreat to unwind and leave your stress behind, this is a wonderful choice for your next Solomon Islands getaway.
About the Resort
The resort has been designed from the ground up to be an exclusive experience, offering guests a secluded place to relax and enjoy some quiet time amongst the spectacular scenery. The accommodation consists of 4 Bungalows and 1 Beach House. Each Bungalow is unique but has been constructed with local hardwoods in a traditional style. The multi-story Beach House can accommodate a family or small group and has a private beach and sweeping views over the ocean and neighbouring islands. The resort has a spectacular overwater restaurant and bar that serves up fresh local seafood, a range of Solomon Islands traditional dishes and also a great selection of international cuisines, guaranteeing there will be something to suit every taste. The bar is a laid-back place to enjoy a refreshing tropical drink and the views over the ocean.
If you feel like something active, there are plenty of beach walks, rainforest hikes, and kayaking and paddleboarding trails. You can enjoy some quality snorkelling without leaving the resort and there is gear for you to use. There are some great local surf breaks, fishing spots and dive sites, which can only be accessed via boat. The resort runs tours for those wanting to visit some of these spots, but you can also use of the onsite boats to explore the local area at your own convenience.
Why go to Fatboys Resort?
Fatboys Resort is all about relaxing, unwinding and rejuvenating. You will love your time here if you want privacy and seclusion, comfortable accommodation and immersion in the surrounding unspoilt natural beauty. Solomon Islands is all about getting away from the rat race and experiencing a part of the world that hasn’t yet been caught up in the craziness, stress and worries that occupy our daily lives. Fatboys is completely in line with that vision and is the perfect destination to leave everything behind for a while and focus on resting and enjoying yourself. Of course, there are still plenty of things to do and see and you can choose how little or how much you want to do during your getaway to this island paradise.
If this sounds like your perfect holiday to Solomon Islands, give us a call now on 1300 007 656!
Why we love it
- Bungalows of local material
- Surrounded by marine life
- Snorkel or swim from the jetty
- Tropical beachside reef experience
- Overwater restaurant
- Absolute beachfront location
- Boat hire
- Snorkelling and diving facilities
- Fishing gear
Please Note: Some resort facilities may incur additional charges.
Allow your cares to fade away as you gaze out from your private verandah toward Kennedy Island or Kolombangara Island. Be inspired by your surroundings and relax like a local as you kick off your shoes and swing in the hammock. Ideal for families or friends travelling together, this spacious bungalow is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.
Accommodates up to 5 Adults.
For those seeking more space and facilities, the Beach House offers guests a private beach with a view over Kennedy Island. Upstairs is a master bedroom with ensuite and a separate level with another bedroom, a separate lounge room and bathroom. Both verandahs have chairs and a hammock to swing in the breeze.
Accommodates up to 5 Adults.
Sip a morning tea or coffee from your hammock as you set your gaze over the vibrant blue water and plan the day ahead. The private Honeymoon Bungalow allows guests to enjoy their Solomon Islands holiday in elegance and comfort, with an ensuite, large verandah and cooling ceiling fan for those warm days.
Accommodates up to 2 Adults.
Getting here is easy. After arriving at Honiara International Airport, you will usually take a flight to Gizo, where it is then just a 10-minute, scenic boat ride to Fatboys Resort. The resort is on Mbambanga Island, a serene haven with panoramic views across the ocean and other islands in the area. Solomon Islands is the perfect destination for water activities, because you have a year-round water temperature of 28 – 29˚C and very stable weather conditions, which means you’re able to get outdoors and enjoy nature at all times.
Things to Do
Before you leave the resort, you can spend some time on the beach, sunbaking, swimming or snorkelling. Take a beach umbrella for some shade, or just lie under one of the palm trees and enjoy the views and the peaceful surroundings. If you love to fish, Solomon Islands is a fantastic fishing destination, with a huge range of species to catch and many different environments to try. Perhaps you’d like to head out for some deep-sea sport fishing, or maybe troll the lagoons, cruise the dozens of local reefs or head into one of the many rivers dotting the area. Surfers are being drawn to Solomon Islands for the top-quality breaks and lack of crowds and you will find plenty of great surfing spots close to Fatboys Resort.
If you enjoy exploring the underwater world, you will love some of the diving sites that can be found around this part of Solomon Islands. There are quality sites everywhere here, but if you really enjoy your diving, it is worth a short trip to Munda and you have access to an exceptional range of diving spots. There are local hikes and treks you can take, but a short boat ride to Kolombangara Island and you can take the 2-day trek up the volcano crater, which is a well-known and popular trek.
We loved every minute of it. Slipping out of bed and straight into the water was such a treat; the staff were excellent; the food was great; and the diving was stunning. We will be back!
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