Photo by Kahunapule Michael Johnson. The Solomon Islands are characterized by crystal clear water , rich and diverse fauna, thousands of animals and fish of all types and colors. A real Eden, with a highly uncontaminated nature , light years away from tropical paradises transformed into tourist destinations. Let’s see some useful information for organizing a vacation.

Travel informed: useful information

  • Inhabitants : 611.343
  • Capital : Honiara
  • Languages : English and local dialects
  • Local currency : Solomon Islands dollar (€ 1.00 = 9.17 Solomon Islands dollars)
  • Climate : extremely humid equatorial all year round. The average temperature is 27 ° C with minimal variations during the year.
  • Vaccinations : Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for travelers from countries where yellow fever is at risk of transmission (mainly African nations and some regions of Latin America).
  • Entry requirements : a passport valid for at least six months is required. It is also required to have a return ticket and sufficient money to prove one’s financial autonomy for the entire duration of the stay. An entry visa is not required for up to 90 days
  • Distance from Italy : 15,226 km (40-50 hours of flight)
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Where they are located
The Solomon Islands are an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean , located east of Papua New Guinea. They consist of about a thousand islands, which together cover an area of ​​28,000 square kilometers.

How to get

  • From Milan or Rome : the international airport of Handerson, is about 10 km from the capital Honiara and is the main airport of the nation. It is directly connected to Brisbane (Australia) and Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) via Solomon Airlines flights. To reach the islands from Italy it is therefore necessary to first reach one of these cities by Emirates and British Air planes and then take a direct flight. The trip can have a variable duration from 40 to 70 hours, based on the number and type of stopovers envisaged. Flights to Honiara from € 1523,00 – look at the offers
  • From the main European capitals : unfortunately there are no direct flights from Europe to the Solomon Islands. Those who leave from major European capitals such as Paris, Berlin and London, are forced to reach Brisbane, Auckland or Port Moresby and then take a flight to Honiara.

When to go
Info on climate and best period

Month Average temperatures (min / max) Precipitation (days / mm) January 23/30 ° 20 days / 280 mm
February 23/30 ° 20 days / 300 mm
March 22/30 ° 22 days / 330 mm
April 22/30 ° 18 days / 215 mm
May 22/30 ° 17 days / 140 mm
June 21/30 ° 15 days / 100 mm
July 21/30 ° 17 days / 115 mm
August 21/30 ° 15 days / 115 mm
September 21/30 ° 16 days / 115 mm
October 22/30 ° 16 days / 150 mm
November 22/30 ° 16 days / 165 mm
December 22/30 ° 19 days / 235 mm

  • Climate : equatorial, humid and rainy all year round. Temperatures are stable throughout the year, with highs around 30/31 degrees from November to April, while they drop by one / two degrees from May to October.
  • Best period : from June to October, the least sultry and rainy period of the year, bearing in mind that rains in the form of downpours are always possible.
  • Period to avoid : from November to mid-May, a period of cyclones
  • Advice : light clothes, made of natural fibers, a hat for the sun, a scarf for the breeze, a light sweatshirt for the evening, a light raincoat or umbrella. For walks in the mountains instead, spring / autumn clothes, sweatshirt, jacket, raincoat, hiking shoes. Snorkeling equipment, water shoes or rubber soled shoes for the coral reef.

Which island to go to
The archipelago has a total of 1000 islands, of all shapes and sizes, the most important are:

  1. Guadalcanal : where the capital Honiara and Mount Popomanaseu are located, the highest peak of the entire archipelago. With the exception of the territory in which the city extends, the island is almost entirely covered by jungle
  2. Florida : not far from Guadalcanal, it hosts the ancient capital of the islands, the city of Tulagi. Quiet place, and recommended for diving enthusiasts, which can be done in one of the many lagoons sheltered from ocean currents.
  3. Malaiata : on the island we find the pretty town of Auki, known for its shark ceremony, which consists in honoring the animal, considered by the natives to be the reincarnation of their deceased ancestors.

Things to see and what to do: beaches and places of interest

  1. Honiara : the capital, in addition to being the home of most of the inhabitants of the island of Guadalcanal, and also the place where the greatest historical and cultural beauties of the entire nation are present.
  2. The island of Rennel : small atoll on which the National Park of Te ‘Nggano is located, which houses hundreds of species of animals, marine and otherwise, and as many specimens of flora.
  3. Tinakula volcano : located on the island of the same name, it is a still active volcano just under 900 meters high, one of the most visited by tourists
  4. Kavachi Volcano : Located south of Vangunu Island, Kavachi is an active underwater volcano, which enchants visitors with its periodic eruptions.
  5. WWII Shipwrecks : The Solomon Islands were the battleground of Americans and Japanese during WWII. Many wrecks are still visible both on land and especially in the sea. The main diving areas are Guadalcanal, Tulagi, Munda and Laguna Sud Marovo.
  6. The city of Tulagi : it is the former capital of the Solomon Islands. Here there are places suitable for diving enthusiasts, due to the lagoons whose ocean currents act as protection. Moreover, for having been the site of the homonymous battle, during the Second World War, and rich in historical testimonies of the time.
  7. East Rennell : is the largest coral atoll in the world, located in the Rennell and Bellonadistrict districts and is a UNESCO heritage site.
  8. Mataniko Falls : near Honiara, the falls are framed by a path that leads to the caves below, used as a hiding place for WWII soldiers
  9. The Auki Langa Langa lagoon : it is a place where it is possible to admire both the artificial islands and the locals in the processing of handicrafts and classic canoes

How much does a holiday in the Solomon Islands cost
Prices, offers and advice

The cost of accommodation in the Solomon Islands ranges from € 17.00 for a hostel, to around € 53.00, for a stay in a three-star hotel. As for the meals, considering two people, a mid-range restaurant and three courses ordered, the average price paid can range from € 32.00 to € 76.00. As for transport instead, it is recommended to use public transport, buying a ticket for a ride for € 0.33

  • Where to sleep: Hotels and b & b from € 53.00 per room – see the offers
  • Low cost flights: Flights to Honiara from € 1523,00 – check the offers

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