WHY VISIT THE SOLOMON ISLANDS
Most of the islands are mountainous, and their luxuriant vegetation is home to many species of plants and flowers, butterflies, turtles, birds, and reptiles. The coasts also offer sublime landscapes, white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, coral reef.
The capital Honiara is located on the island of Guadalcanal, and in the seabed around the island, there are many wrecks dating from the Second World War that attract diving enthusiasts. In the city, you can visit a museum, a botanical garden, and a small Chinese district.
The falls of Mataniko are less than two hours’ walk from Honiara, and you will discover vast caves, very spectacular.
The beautiful Marovo lagoon to the west and its eco-tourism village has been nominated for UNESCO Heritage.
The island of Choiseul will suit perfectly to the travelers in search of adventure and nature, and even more the island of Tetepare, uninhabited for more than 150 years.
WHEN TO GO TO THE SOLOMON ISLANDS
The best period to visit the Solomon Islands is from May to October.
In the Solomons, there is a humid tropical climate, refreshed by the trade winds coming from the south-east, and temperatures are between 24 and 28 ° C throughout the year, which is divided into two seasons: between November and April is the season Rains, with a stifling atmosphere, often violent thunderstorms at the end of the day, and sometimes cyclones from December to March; Then a dry and cooler season, between May and October, sunny and with pleasant temperatures, which is the most conducive to the discovery of the country.
Following a list of typical festivals and celebrations of Solomon Islands.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH THE SOLOMON ISLANDS
We arrive by plane via Australia or New Zealand, in about thirty hours flying from Paris. Henderson International Airport is 13 km from the capital Honiara. There are minibusses in the Kingdom between the villages, you can rent a car or find a taxi, and there are flights to the main islands, but it is more economical to take the boat for these journeys between the islands.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE SOLOMON ISLANDS
health tips & vaccination: none
local currency: Solomon Islands Dollar
local time zone: GMT +11
electricity: type I and type G (220 V – 50 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS
typical food in the Solomon Islands
souvenirs from the Solomon Islands