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Solomon Islands, Oceania: where they are, when to go and what to see


The Solomon Islands are characterized by crystal clear water, rich and diverse fauna, thousands of animals and fish of all types and colors. A real eden, from strongly uncontaminated nature, light years away from tropical paradises transformed into tourist destinations. Let's see some useful information to organize a holiday.

Index

  1. Travel informed: useful information
  2. Where are
  3. When to go? Info on climate and best time
  4. Which island to go to?
  5. Things to see and what to do: beaches and places of interest
  6. How much does a holiday in the Solomon Islands cost? Prices, offers and advice
  7. User questions and comments

Travel informed: useful information

  • Inhabitants: 611.343
  • Capital: Honiara
  • Languages: English and local dialects
  • Local currency: Solomon Islands dollar (€ 1,00 = Solomon Islands $ 9.17)
  • Weather: extremely humid equatorial all year round. The average temperature is 27 ° C with minimal variations during the year.
  • vaccinations: Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory for travelers from countries where yellow fever is at risk of transmission (mainly African countries and some regions of Latin America).
  • Entry requirementsPassport valid for at least six months is required. It is also required to have a return ticket and sufficient money to prove one's financial autonomy for the entire duration of the stay. An entry visa is not required for up to 90 days
  • Travel / health insurance: recommended.

    Where are


    The Solomon Islands are an island nation ofSouth Pacific Ocean, located east of Papua New Guinea. They consist of about a thousand islands, which together cover an area of ​​28.000 square kilometers.





    How to reach us

    • From the main European capitals: unfortunately there are no direct flights from Europe to the Solomon Islands. Those leaving from major European capitals such as Paris, Berlin and London are forced to reach Brisbane, Auckland or Port Moresby and then take a flight to Honiara.

    When to go? Info on climate and best time

    • Weather: equatorial, humid and rainy all year round. Temperatures are stable throughout the year, with highs around 30/31 degrees from November to April, while they drop by one / two degrees from May to October.
    • Best time: from June to October, the least sultry and rainy period of the year, bearing in mind that rains in the form of downpours are always possible.
    • Period to avoid: from November to mid-May, a period of cyclones
    • Advice: light clothing in natural fiber, a sun hat, a scarf for the breeze, a light sweatshirt for the evening, a light raincoat or umbrella. For walks in the mountains instead, spring / autumn clothes, sweatshirt, jacket, raincoat, hiking shoes. Snorkeling equipment, aquatic shoes or with rubber soles for the coral reef.

    Which island to go to?

    The archipelago has a total of 1000 islands, of all shapes and sizes, the most important are:


    1. Guadalcanal: where the capital Honiara and Mount Popomanaseu are located, the highest peak of the entire archipelago. With the exception of the territory in which the city extends, the island is almost entirely covered by jungle
    2. Florida: not far from Guadalcanal, it hosts the ancient capital of the islands, the city of Tulagi. Quiet place, it is recommended for lovers of diving, which can be done in one of the many lagoons sheltered from ocean currents.
    3. Malaiata: on the island we find the pretty town of Auki, known for its shark ceremony, which consists in honoring the animal, considered by the natives to be the reincarnation of their deceased ancestors.

    Things to see and what to do: beaches and places of interest

    1. Honiara: the capital, in addition to being the home of most of the inhabitants of the island of Guadalcanal, is also the place where the greatest historical and cultural beauties of the entire nation are present.
    2. Rennel's Island: small atoll on which the Te 'Nggano National Park is located, which houses hundreds of species of animals, marine and otherwise, and as many specimens of flora.
    3. The volcano Tinakula: located on the homonymous island, it is a still active volcano just under 900 meters high, one of the most visited by tourists
    4. The Kavachi volcano: located south of the island of Vangunu, Kavachi is an active underwater volcano, which enchants visitors with its periodic eruptions.
    5. Wrecks of the Second World War: the Solomon Islands were the battleground of Americans and Japanese during the Second World War. Many wrecks are still visible both on land and especially in the sea. The main diving areas are Guadalcanal, Tulagi, Munda and Laguna Sud Marovo.
    6. The city of Tulagi: is the former capital of the Solomon Islands. Here there are places suitable for diving enthusiasts, due to the lagoons whose ocean currents act as protection. Moreover, for having been the site of the homonymous battle, during the Second World War, it is rich in historical evidence of the time.
    7. East Rennell: it is the largest coral atoll in the world, located in the Rennell and Bellonadistrict district and is a UNESCO heritage site.
    8. The Mataniko waterfalls: close to Honiara, the falls are framed by a path that leads to the caves below, used as a child for WWII soldiers
    9. The Langa Langa lagoon of Auki: it is a place where it is possible to admire both the artificial islands and the locals in the processing of handicrafts and classic canoes

    How much does a holiday in the Solomon Islands cost? Prices, offers and advice

    The cost of accommodation on the Solomon Islands ranges from € 17,00 for a hostel, to around € 53,00, for a stay in a three-star hotel. As for the meals, considering two people, a mid-range restaurant and three courses ordered, the average price paid can range from € 32,00 to € 76,00. As for transport instead, it is recommended to use public transport, buying a ticket for a ride for € 0,33



    • Hotel and b & b starting from € 53,00 per room -
    • Flights to Honiara from € 1523,00 -

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