The Solomon Islands are an archipelago just east of Papua New Guinea consisting of over 900 islands. It’s part of the Melanesian group of islands in the Pacific and in habited over 30000 years. People arrived from Papua New Guinea to the various islands as the sea level was much lower and the islands connected by land bridges. Portuguese discovered the island first in the 2nd half of the 16th century. Fierce battles were fought during WWII due to its strategic location. Today it’s a developing nation focusing on eco-tourism and this Solomon Islands travel guide helps you plan your trip.
Each island is different and to fully discover the Solomon Islands one needs several weeks. There are beautiful beaches and the best diving spots in the Western province. WWII history can be found on each of the islands. Pristine rainforest covers various islands where endemic species can be found. Rennel Islands has a huge lake which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Solomon Islands is easy to reach from Australia for a short trip. If you’re from Europe or the America’s, it’s easily added to a South East Asia trip or combined in a Pacific island-hopping itinerary. One thing is sure, it’s a unique happy destination for the adventurous traveler and this Solomon Islands travel guide shows you the must-see places.
Make sure to read my 7 days in Solomon Islands itinerary: travel guide, tips & inspiration to find out how to plan a trip to the must-see places.