Solomon Islands

Sparsely populated and remote, the volcanic and lush Solomon Islands , east of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific offer an unprecedented variety of pristine beaches and rich marine life due to converging ocean currents. Polynesian and Micronesian peoples scattered over more than 900 islands divided into 9 autonomous regions, each with their specific history and culture. 78% of the islands are covered by forests..however, logging -still- is a huge source of income.  For the best charter itinerary, Moments recommend at least a 7-day trip ot to miss highlights such as diving off Giza island, discovering the Morova lagoon.. the longest lagoon in the world.


When the airline weighs you as well as your luggage you know you are flying somewhere remote. Honiara, the capital can be reached via Brisbane and Sydney, Fiji and Vanuatu. Solomon islands are only seeing 7000 visitors per year, but the islands are gaining in popularity by charterers, adventure seekers, nature lovers, divers and kiters. Solomon islands have not always been so removed from the rest of the world witnessing the numerous US and Japanese aircraft and warships WW II wrecks that litter the seabed.


When to go? All year round the temperature is app. 27 degrees and humid. June to August is cooler and excellent for kitesurfing. November to April usually has more rainfall due to the prevailing NW winds and is best for surfing. For the best charter itinerary we recommend at least a 7 day trip ot to miss highlights such as diving off Giza island, discovering the Morova lagoon.. the longest lagoon in the world

Highlights

  • Enjoy snorkeling , kiting or diving around Kennedy’s island (yes the president was shipwrecked there)

  • Come discover a world without internet, running water but plenty of carvings and other handicrafts.

  • Experience history through wreck diving. Wrecks formed new artificial reefs which now teem with marine life.

Image by Gilly Tanabose

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