Thinking back over our travels during 2011 one memory stands out above the rest and that was our trip to Tavanipupu in the Solomon Islands. We have travelled to most of the world famous sites but the snorkeling around this island exceeded all previous dives in terms of colour and variety in totally clear water which is so warm that one can spend all day floating around observing sealife at its best. There are 6 spaceous thatched cottages and a central dinning room and bar. The chief is truely amazing producing sofisticated fare with very limited ingredients. An example of this is paw paw sorbet which when I make it is totally tasteless but in his hands became the ideal pallet cleanser. This can then be followed by freshly caught spanish mackrel in a coconut milk batter! I also fulfilled another of my dreams by catching a fish which does not increase in length every time I recount the story, and then having the same fish served up for diner an hour later. Now that what I call fresh fish. I would love to go back but the cost of getting there from Scotland is fairly horrific but still we can dream.
- Also Known As:
- Tavanipupu Private Island Hotel Honiara
- Tavanipupu Hotel Honiara