Only a 90 minute flight from Honiara, Gizo is a tropical treasure trove blessed with sun-drenched lagoons, volcanic islands and pristine waters. As the capital of the Western Province and the second largest town in the Solomon Islands, Gizo evokes vivid memories of the heavy fighting of World War II. Stories abound about the rescue of John F. Kennedy, who later became President of the United States, the PT 109 crew as well as the fierce aerial battles over Vella Lavella. It is one of the most visited regions in the Solomon Islands.
Although not large, Ghizo Island is your traditional South Pacific island. The main street of Gizo town runs along the waterfront lined with small stores, restaurants and an open-air market. This is a great base to explore the Solomon Islands on active adventure trips like scuba diving, snorkelling, sea kayaking, mountain biking, trekking and more.