Try out the westren provinces it's nice and beautiful.Lots of things to enjoy and do.Go to
www.sanbisresort.com and one of those must see places down west.
Hope to see you there.
A nice bit of advertising there for Sanbis Mr Hagsborne4solo,
anyhow moving on,
There is absolutely NO issues with safety in the Western Province, it's as safe as safe. Its probably more dangerous in your own street back here in Australia. This was our concern before we travelled to Sol Islands and we were quite surprised how this has been beat up by the Australian press and ignorant Aussies here. Honiara is full of ferrels however, you simply need to be street wise just like any other city. If your only travelling to the Western Province, you'll probably only be at Honiara airport to change planes.
Wilderness & Fatboys are chalk and cheese, both run by Aussie ex pats.
Fatboys is a more social place whereby you will need to prompt Grant (the manager) with ideas on filling up the day if you want to do plenty of activities. Dont worry there is plenty to do. The town of Gizo is only 15 minutes away. The overwater bungalow here is rustic but sensational, probably the best in Sol Islands. I dont think you will find an overwater bar/restaurant like Fatboys anywhere else in the South Pacific. Sol Air flies everyday Honiara to Gizo.
Wilderness Lodge is exactly that, in the middle of nowhere and set amongst a small village, with plenty of fantastic day trip options. Very quiet but extremely relaxing. It is like staying on Gilligans Island. The local wood carvings here are sensational. The villagers are lovely gentle people.
My suggestion is to stay at both places like we did. There's a Sol Air flight on Thursday that connects Gizo with Ngatakoe (Wilderness). The same flight continues onto Honiara.
Sol Air only flies to Ngatakae on Thursday and I believe Saturday or Sunday.
Good luck, for anyone who travels there, it is a trip of a lifetime. The Sol Islands are the jewel of the Pacific that no one knows about.
It's like travelling into a time warp. You'll see the Pacific as it used to be, before excess commercialisation & tourism took over, as is the case in places like in Fiji, Tahiti, etc.
And on top of what has been posted above I will say that tourism in the Solomon Islnads is a new business so expect little sophistication ,material wise, which is a haven for adventureous tourist whom their ultimate goal is to enjoy a care free environment where life is somehow blended with the feeling of stepping back in time.
Expect friendly islanders who still enjoy their own style of living.
Unspoiled reefs,blue lagoons,green vegetation and more that nature can offer.
Coming to the Western Solomon Islands you'll be sure of swimming in the world's largest salt water lagoons which houses a diverse collection of marine life. That'll be the Marovo lagoon.
You just have to be here to feel the taste of these things.
Anyways, good luck to you.
Hope to see you on our beautiful shores.
I am going to PNG in April with Habitat for Humanity and wanted to stay a few extra days and possibly go to the Solomon Islands. Any suggestions you could offer as to where to go? Are there flights from PNG? We are pretty easy going people up for anything.
You can get to Honiara once a week by plane from Port Moresby.
If you only have a few days, or even a week, don't go as far as Western Province - try one of the Guadalcanal resorts (eg Tavanipupu)or Central Province, (eg Maravagi, listed on tis site as Manalonga Island)or perhaps go to Auki (Malaita Province) and visit the Langa Langa Lagoon.
Hi , i would like some advice we are thinking of Solomons for our next holiday can you help?? Just returned from Samoa , very beautiful but the food lets it down.I like the look of Fatboys, my husband likes to fish .Would he get heaps of fishing there? thanks
Tetepare island for those who need adventure. Its the real deal.
Zipolo Habu on Lola Island is a fantastic little resort. We had the whole island to ourselves. Felt like a russian squillionaire with my own piece of paradise. Great food as well. About 1 hour by boat from Gizo.
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