The Solomon Islands are an island chain consisting of over a thousand different islands. The islands are in the country of Melanesia. The climate is a tropical and has a lush landscape and many rainforests.
The National Museum in Honiara is a major tourist attraction in the Solomon Islands. There is a vast collection of artifacts and specimens of art on exhibit. The National Museum also has many photographs of this rich culture. Behind the National Museum is the Cultural Center. Here the visitor will find replicas of the indigenous houses of the islands. There are eight houses representing the eight architectural styles of the providences of the Solomon Islands. The National Museum and Cultural Canter gives the visitor a chance to become educated about the islands and people who live here.
Hiking around the city of Honiara is quite the adventure. The paths are easy to locate and take about 4 to 5 hours to complete. The wildlife and plants are abundant on these paths. The beginning trek can be somewhat steep but it is well worth the climb. Visitors can take advantage of the hills to get a great view of the surrounding landscape. There is a waterfall and caves to explore. Many locals are available to assist hikers and be a guide when necessary.
In the village of Duindui the visitor can experience the true culture of the Solomon Islands. In the afternoons villagers enjoy playing volleyball and soccer and do not mind visitors joining in on the fun. The villagers even have a video night on Friday and a Sunday matinee'. Local residents have perfected the art of the boogie board. The surf on the Weather coast is strong and has very large waves. The local youth in the village make their boogie boards out of the buoyant trunks of the sago palm tree. Touring the village of Dunidui is the opportunity of a lifetime that will help tourists get a better understanding of village life on the Solomon Islands.
The Zipola Resort on Lola Island is the only deep sea fishing operation in the country. Big game fishing in the Solomon Islands is still in its infancy, but visitors here can fish right off the resort. Guests will find rods and reels mounted right to the bar. Some of the largest fish on the islands have been caught here. The waters of the Solomon Islands are rich in large fish all year long. Some of the game fish that can be caught here are Blue Marlins, Black Marlins, Yellowfin Tuna, Coral Trout, and Red Sea Bass just to name a few. Big game fishing is fast becoming a top attraction for locals and tourists alike.
Kayaking on the Marovo Lagoon gives the visitor the advantage to take in all the islands have to offer. Kayaking over the smooth water lagoon and coral reefs is amazing. The lagoon is dotted with small beautiful islands. The exotic sea life can be seen on all sides of the kayak. This adventure is an experience of a life time, taking in the sights and sounds of the wildlife in the Solomon Islands.
The Gizo Hotel provides fantastic accommodations when visiting the Solomon Islands. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, dive shop, and even a saltwater swimming pool. The hotel has some of the best views of the harbor available. While the Zipolo Habu Resort, is the only place that has big game fishing in the Solomon Isalands. The Leaf House bungalows are constructed in the Vona Vona style. This gives the guest a true Solomon Island experience. The resort also boasts a bar that patrons can fish from, making this one of the most unique hotels on the island.
Visitors to the amazing Solomon Islands will not be disappointed. These wonderful islands have some of the most amazing beaches and scenery in the world. Tourism is one of the most popular industries on the island and improvements are being made, to make the island even more appealing than it already is.