The Solomon Islands is an exotic archipelago of 992 magical islands of varied landscapes, rich in cultural and biological diversity. Untouched by 20th century development and tourism, the Solomon Islands offer visitors a feast of unique experiences and adventures. Comprising nine main island groups, this pristine paradise of unspoiled natural beauty is one of the Pacific’s best kept secrets and is considered to be the eco-tourism destination of the South Pacific.
This is the ideal holiday destination for travellers with an adventurous spirit looking to get off the beaten path.
During World War II the Solomons became a key turning point in the desperate struggle by the Allied forces to repel the Japanese advance in the South Pacific. Most of the heavy fighting was concentrated in the Guadalcanal area, with one of the fiercest encounters in naval history taking place on 13th November 1942. The “Battle of Guadalcanal” extracted heavy losses on both sides. Hundreds of ships and aircraft litter the ocean floor around the Solomons, providing snorkelers and divers with a wide range of wrecks to explore. World War II history is apparent on land as well. Battlefield Tours to WWII memorial sites and museums is a highlight and also a fitting reminder of days gone by.