Solomon Islands may not be the elusive source of ancient King Solomon’s gold as wished by Spanish explorer Alvaor de Mendana but what this was group of almost 1000 islands lacks in bullion, it makes up in a spectacular array of earthand cultural treasures.It boasts the world’s largest raised atoll in Rennell’s unique flora and fauna earned it a page in the UNESCO’s Wold Heritage List, one of only three that scooped the honours in this part of the globe. Solomon Islands also boasts the world’s largest double barrier lagoon in Marovo and the world’s second largest atoll in Ontong Java.
Solomon Islands is not only a country of breathtaking natural beauty, it comprises people who practise a variety of exotic cultures. Solomon Islands truly is the Pacific’s melting pot, where descendants of Oceania’s three main cultural groups of Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia merge and cohabit as one nation, proud of their rich and unique cultural identity.
If the terra firma scenery is spectacular, then the view sub aqua is dazzling. That is why divers voted in one of the top three best dive destinations in the world. This island nation of 460 000 people is only too happy to share all these with you. They simply call it home and travel writers all it paradise.
Climate is generally tropically warm and humid with coastal day temperatures averaging 28 C. April to November tends to be drier, and November to April wetter.
Flights to Solomon Islands
Solomon Airlines are operating flights to many domestic designations, as well as flights to Australia, Fiji and Vanuatu.