Solomon Islands (Solomon Islands)

The Solomon Islands, an island nation of thousands of small islands in the South Pacific, boasts many WWII-themed sites. Guadelcanal, one of the most important archipelagos and one of the largest cities of the island, honors many fallen Allied soldiers throughout its historic U.S. War Memorial. Honiara, the capital city of the island, hosts an annual festival honoring those who lost their lives fighting for their country. There are many other WWII memorials throughout the various Solomon Islands. Many people travel to the area in order to take part in these events and memorials.

The Solomon Islands travel guide provides details about the island's top attractions. For travelers interested in historical significance, there is the USS Arizona National Museum. Here you will find a giant World War II replica, as well as a huge military base with plenty of museums, exhibits and monuments. The museum offers free admission during the summer months. In addition to this, the island's largest harbor features a great deal of harbor activities, including a casino and several restaurants.

The Solomon Islands travel guide recommends that visitors stay at one of its many resorts. These provide excellent amenities and the island lifestyle provides visitors with something unique. Most of the resorts are family oriented and cater to couples and entire families. There are many different resorts to choose from, so there will be something suitable to every visitor's needs. Most include amenities such as swimming pools, gymnasiums, tennis courts and other forms of exercise. If you would like to do some diving or snorkeling, there are some wonderful dives available and friendly snorkelers are always happy to share tips on their favorite spots.

Diving and snorkeling are the major activities that most visitors look forward to when visiting the island. However, you should not only expect to dive or snorkel wherever you choose to go. Even the best resorts offer a day trip to their dive sites, which makes things even easier for travelers. You can easily spend a day at the beach and enjoy the beautiful scenery, while your diving partner hides at the bottom of the ocean. Alternatively, you could try a guided day trip to one of the island's dive centers.

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One of the best ways to get a close look at the islands is to visit the National Museum. There are many artifacts from the ancient times of the Solomon Islands. One of these includes an assortment of artifacts some of them ancient including mummies, weapons, and other equipment. If you are looking for a good place to snorkel and to dive, the museum is the perfect place to go.

If you are looking to learn more about the culture of the Solomon Islands, you might want to visit the Munda Maumoleum. This is a remarkable example of Pre-autical artistry and is a national treasure. In addition to the amazing exhibit, there are also several dive sites here, which makes it a popular tourist destination. The island of Munda is home to numerous species of whales, including blue and grey, and the waters around the area are rich in zinc. You can snorkel and dive into the clear blue water near the village of Munda, where you will be able to view a variety of tropical fish and animals.

While in Munda, you should also try the Gizo Hotel. This hotel is situated near the beautiful hamlet of Tanna and was built over the remains of an ancient sugar plantation. The hotel itself looks out over the ocean and is surrounded by lush gardens and other lush features. The hotel offers excellent accommodation and the rooms themselves are plush. It is one of the most popular places for diving and snorkeling in the islands, and as such, the rates at the gizo hotel are among the lowest in all of Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands Travel FAQs


Are vaccinations required before travelling?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Solomon Islands are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Solomon Islands?

For up to date information around safety and security in Solomon Islands read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Solomon Islands.

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Solomon Islands is from may until september, when you will have a warm temperature and little till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Solomon Islands is 29°C in january and the lowest is 28°C in june.

Do I need a visa to enter Solomon Islands?

British nationals visiting Solomon Islands do not need a visa. However, you should have a printed copy of a return or onward ticket.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Solomon Islands is the Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Solomon Islands you can grab amazing Solomon Islands Dollar deals via Wise.com (GBP to SBD).

What wild animals live in Solomon Islands?

Slovakia's wildlife is abundant and diverse; Tatry (High Tatras) National Park shelters an exceptional collection of wild animals, including bears, wolves, lynx, wildcats, marmots, otters, martens, and minks. Hunting is prohibited in the parks, and some animals, such as the chamois, are protected nationwide.

What is the traditional food?

The most well known local dish is Poi. Considered the unofficial 'national dish' of the Solomon Islands, Poi is made from rinsed taro roots and then turned into a paste.

What Languages are spoken in Solomon Islands?

The lingua franca is Pijin, and the official language is English.

How much do you tip?

The currency in Solomon Islands is the Solomon Islands Dollar (97% of the people in the Solomon Islands average tipping percentage in restaurants is between 10% to 16%. The actual tipping percentage is determind according to the level of service given in the restaurant and the tipping percentage can go above 10% if service was suberb or go under 16% if the service was bad).).

Where can I find a local travel expert for Solomon Islands?

Local Solomon Islands travel experts are available.

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Emergency Solomon Islands Numbers?

  • Police: 911 or 999
  • Ambulance: 911 or 999
  • Fire: 911 or 999
  • UK Embassy: (+677) 21705

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    The GMT time difference is 10 hours

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