We stayed at Fatboys the start of a month in the Solomons and loved it so much that we changed our plans so that we could come back at the end of the holiday too. The setting is amazing from the outset. The fatboys staff picked us up at the airport in a boat and we were blown away be the scenery from the start: islands big and small scattered in crystal clear blue/green sea. The kind of stuff that tropical postcards look like (but most places are disappointing when you see it first hand, not Fatboys and it's surrounds!).
Fatboys itself is a great place. It is hard to imagine a more relaxing or beautiful place for a meal or a drink than the over water restaurant/bar. The food was impressive, and you can see it arrive everyday when local fishermen bring the catch around! The staff (including the owners, who are around all the time) are relaxed and really friendly.
We were there for the diving, which was really varied and generally great. There are wrecks, great reefs with amazing fish and plant life, and some sharks, rays etc. All the diving is done from boats and, best of all, the water is warm enough that even diving below 30m there is no need for a wet suit!
Can't recommend this place enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sheltered from the Coral Sea by the surrounding Islands, fatboys resort could be considered the perfect hideaway. Every morning our guests wake to the most picturesque views of Kolombangara, Kennedy Island and many other beautiful Coral Cays and reefs that dot our warm calm waters. With a tropical climate and an average daily temperature of 29C, fatboys resort is the destination to be visiting anytime of the year. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fatboys Hotel Ghizo Island
- Fatboys Resort Solomon Islands/Ghizo Island