10 reasons to fly to Solomon Islands right now
While we think there are thousands of reasons to make Solomon Islands your next idyllic holiday destination, we narrowed it down to our top 10 favourite reasons to go.
1. It’s an unexpectedly untouched sliver of the world
Picture surf breaks, coral reefs and beaches without crowds or disruption. The Solomon Islands are full of tranquil spots that will take your breath away. It’s a great way to make all your Instagram friends jealous with photos of white sand, turquoise beaches and diving spots that are second to none.
2. Step back in time and uncover the fascinating history
The Solomon Islands, also known as Guadalcanal where the famous Battle of Guadalcanal took place (or for you real history buffs, codenamed Operation Watchtower) are steeped in a rich and fascinating history.
It’s a hidden history set against the backdrop of paradise. Discover amazing WWII relics, explore diving wrecks that time seems to have forgotten and swim in the waters that John F. Kennedy himself fought and got rescued in.
3. Immerse yourself in tradition
As you relax into the true island spirit, stop and listen to the trancing sound of the slit drum and panpipes. Local materials traditionally make up these instruments along with the skilfully woven baskets, hand carved wooden artefacts & threaded shell beaded jewellery.
Explore the island further and you will discover ceremonial shrines where human skulls and other traditional pieces are set in place as offerings. The local culture will wrap you up and enrich your time on the Islands.
4. Live like a local and shop the markets
Central Markets are an explosion for the senses, with a colourfully clad woman and the smell of freshly caught fish, and locally grown fruit and vegetable. This must do is also a great spot to find traditional Solomon craft.
5. Wander into the wildlife
Step away from the beaches and get lost amongst the picturesque tropical vegetation, home to some of a unique wildlife and plants. With new species being discovered all the time, look for yourself, who knows what you might discover. The Solomon Islands is a wonderland for walking and exploring!
6. Dive deep to discover
Discover some of the world's most unspoilt dive sites in the World, with world class diving year-round this underwater Garden of Eden, is worth suiting up for. Some of our favourite dive spots include Bilikiki and Blue Pyjamas – with the latter being great for snorkelling too!
7. Chasing waterfalls
Mataniko & Tenaru Falls are only a day hike away, walk through the tropical wonderland to uncover lush natural pools perfect for a refreshing dip. Guides are available to enrich the journey, contact the Visitor Bureau for information or channel your inner explorer and get going.
8. Catch the perfect break
Surfing the crystal-clear breaks of the Solomon Islands, are a treat like no other. These uncrowded world class waves are a plenty, either accessed by foot, a short paddle or a quick boat trip away. Chat with the friendly locals to find the perfect wave.
9. Romance the one you love
Imagine complete tranquillity while you relax with the one you love. The Solomon Islands offers the perfect romantic escape with a difference, whether it be a Romantic Getaway or a Wedding be sure to pack a bottle of champagne and your snorkel gear.
10. Just a short flight away
One of our favourite reasons to visit the Solomon Islands is its one meal, one flight away from Brisbane, Australia! So, pack your bags, grab your friend or loved one and jump on over!