Tucked away in the South Pacific, between Papua New Guinea and Fiji, the Solomon Islands are an untouched travel destination. They offer a chance to explore islands of exotic beauty, a unique blend of cultures, a fascinating history and a warm Pacific welcome.
There are six major island and approximately 992 minor islands, atolls and reefs. The spectacular marine life in the surrounding waters make the islands an excellent destination for cruising, fishing and diving. The walls, reefs, pinnacles and coral gardens of the Solomon Islands support an amazing diversity and quantity of sea creatures.
Whether you hike, scuba dive, surf or kayak, get off the beaten track and discover these magical islands for yourself. From ancient ceremonial sites to WWII relics, you have a variety of options to fill your time visiting!
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Solomon Islands Resorts
Uepi Island Resort
Uepi Island Resort is a small intimate property situated on one of the Barrier Reef Islands, defining the edge of the magnificent Marovo Lagoon with white sandy beaches and spectacular wall diving. Rarely will you see such high concentrations of fish, sponges and corals in such a diverse environment, ranging from lagoon coral gardens to vertical drop-offs of over 2,000 feet. There is a plethora of other activities including snorkeling, cultural visits to local villages and bushwalking.
Uepi accommodating up to 26 guests at any one time. All rooms have private facilities, 24 hour power, fans and screens. Breakfast and dinner are served in the "leaf haus" dining deck at the main house. Lunches are delivered to your room.
First-class dive sites are only minutes away from the dive shop; conveniently located either off the edge of the island or just a short boat trip away. Rarely will you view such diverse concentrations of marine-life in such a varied environment, ranging from lagoon coral gardens to vertical drop-offs.
The Wilderness Lodge
Situated on a coral lagoon on Gatokae Island at the southeastern tip of the Solomons’ Western Province, the Wilderness Lodge offers unique access to the rich natural and cultural world of Marovo Lagoon. Catering to a maximum of 12 guests the private Wilderness Lodge has been designed to meld the atmosphere of the Gatokae rainforest, ocean, and neighboring small village with Western comforts and convenience. Oceanfront bungalows feature traditional sago palm leaf roofs and polished hardwood interiors for the ultimate in cool tropical living.
Agnes Gateway Hotel & Dive Munda
For fifty years the Agnes Gateway Hotel, in the heart of Munda, has offered accommodation, meals and refreshments to all who travel through the Western Province. Their comfortable rooms are adorned with Pacific-style decorations, the restaurant specializes in seafood meals and their Munda bar looks out over the lagoon to the real Munda Bar.
Guests can choose from a variety of activities during their stay such as scuba diving and snorkeling world-class sites, sport fishing, visit land-based American, New Zealand and Japanese WWII sites, enjoy tours of the rainforest, wildlife & fauna.
Dive Munda is based at Agnes Gateway Hotel and can satisfy all your diving and snorkeling desires. Majestic wall dives and virgin reefs are the specialty of Dive Munda. The soft coral overhangs of Mushroom Island, the drop off at Shark Point and the myriad of colorful corals at Rainbow Passage are fast becoming renowned as world class dive sites with amazing pelagic fish and shark action.
Fatboys Resort is just an 8 minute boat ride from Gizo on Mbabanga Island. A rustic, yet intimate resort with 4 private bungalows constructed of traditional leaf and local hardwoods and with large verandas. Wake up to picturesque views of Mt. Kolombangara, Kennedy Island and many other beautiful Coral Cays and reefs that dot the warm calm waters. Enjoy the catch of the day in the restaurant and bar, situated 100 meters out on the resort’s private jetty. Diving is arranged with local operators. Snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and boating to surrounding islands will round out your stay here.
The 125 foot Bilikiki offers 10 deluxe cabins. The boat explores the Florida Islands, the Russell Islands, Mborokua (Mary) Island and Marovo Lagoon in the New Georgia Islands. The walls, reefs, pinnacles and coral gardens of Solomon Islands support an amazing variety of sea creatures, with exceptional visibility and warm water year round. Within a few yards of each other schools of anemone fish, angel fish, butterfly fish, or bumphead parrot fish can be spotted. Keep your eyes open for “big eye” Trevally and large schools of barracuda.