Honiara, population 55,600 is the capital of the Solomon Islands and of Guadalcanal Province, although it is a separately administered town. The name "Honiara" is actually a misnomer: the English colonialists found it hard to pronounce the original name of the area in the northern Guadalcanal languages: Nagoniara. Nagoniara means "in front of the wind."Honiara is the Solomons melting pot, where people from all over the country come to work, take their holidays, or just to shop.
Flights to Honiara
Guadalcanal island, where the country's capital Honiara is located, is the largest island in the Solomons group.The north coast is the hub of the nation, whereas in contrast, the southern coast is much less accessible.
A life here move slowly is always dependent on the weather. The main artistic products created in Guadalcanal are bukaware baskets, trays, bamboo panpipes, and lime containers. Historically it is believed that the island was first occupied 6000 years ago, but European discovery was not until 1568 when the crew of a Spanish skiff first sighted Guadalcanal.
Exploring Guadalcanal's WWII battle sites and memorials.
Visiting bustling Honiara and its hotels, restaurants and shops.
Diving Iron Bottom Sound.
The island retreat of Tavanipupu.
Flights to Honiara with Solomon Airlines
Honiara is served by the Honiara International Airport, located about 10 kilometres outside the city, all domestic routes begin and end here.
One of the main operators here is Solomon Airlines. Solomon Airlines is connecting Honiara with many domestic destinations as well as Australia, Fiji Islands and Vanuatu.