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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2016
How much money should I save?  (1 Answer)

I was wondering if anyone knows how much it would cost me a trip to the Solomon Islands for about six months?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2015
What to bring to Gizo  (4 Answers)

Please can you advise what we need to pack for two weeks on Gizo?
Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
What currency do we need to use - apart from credit card.
Are there any local pearls we can buy?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 30, 2015
Payment of Tourist Visa Fee

Hi there -

Anyone have any tips/suggestions for paying this?

My wife needs a visa and the advice from the High Commission in Australia is that the fee (SBD$200) needs to be paid direct to the Ministry of Commerce, Labour and Immigration in Honiara. They suggest "find someone who can pay it for you there."

Needless to say, this is a bit difficult if you don't live there!

Has anyone managed to find someone who can assist with this at a reasonable price?

This policy seems ridiculous and certainly isn't encouraging tourism!

Comments appreciated!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2014
Valuable Family Possessions  (1 Answer)

What are some of the Family Possessions in the Solomon Islands?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 28, 2014
Honiara, at a loose end...  (1 Answer)

I've spent a few days snorkelling at Nugu (highly recommend the resort there), checked out the markets, national museum, all the little craft shops and driven everywhere I can easily considering the recent flood damage. The Mbike trip was cancelled on Sunday, Maravage resort isn't answering on any of 3-4 phone numbers I have for them and now it's raining heavily and probably will be for another 24 hours. In Honiara for another 48h now. Any thoughts/suggestions that beat hotel movies?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2013
Any choices of island vacations?  (3 Answers)

Hey Guys can you please suggest me the best islands where me and my family will spend the vacations.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2013
Solomon Island  (4 Answers)

Hey guys we are going to Solomon Island in the end of this year. But there is a problem and that is we are going that island for the very first time. So I thing this trip is going to be very headache. If anyone from you has visited earlier than please tell us the cheap and comfortable accommodation there.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2013
Papua to Solomon is. by boat? + malaria precautions  (5 Answers)

Hi guys,

1) I am sorry for repeating this question once again as I did about one year ago. I am wondering if here is anyone with fresh experience:

I am still thinking about visiting Solomon Islands from Papua New Guinea. I am considering an alternative way of how to get to your country - traveling by boat / cargo freighter etc. I hear there is a boat link between southern Bougainville in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (Shortlands). Do you think it is doable? It would be of great convenience since im planning to visit this island group anyway.

So, is there any chance to make it from Papua New Guinea to Solomon Islands by the sea? If so, what immigration procedures on your side would be in such a case?

2) I know, I know I should refer to official recommendation given by doctors or to health information websites, but i would like to know your practice and opinion. Do you take any chemoprophylaxes when in PNG and Solomon Islands? If so, are these drugs readily available for purchase in Port Moresby? The thing is drug stores in my country have commonly very poor selection of these medications...

Thank you for your reaction and information in advance...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2011
Guadalcanal Trekking or Kwaio Village Visits  (1 Answer)

My friend and I are visiting the Solomon Islands for only 4 days (almost 4 days). We arrive at Honiara on May 28th at 1020am and depart Honiara on May 31st at 130pm.

Can anyone recommend a good day 2 1/2 day-2 night trek into the mountains outside Honiara?

We are avid trekkers and pretty fit and the I believe the rougher the trek usually the more rewarding it is. I am hoping for rain forest and some remote villages. I will hire a guide and a jeep to get us aways into the mountains before we start trekking. Also we will bring trekking gear.

I am always trying to get off the beaten path and trek or just see as much of a place as I can with a short period of time. With this in mind I'm debating one of two ideas. The first staying on Guadalcanal and trekking as stated above and the other visiting the Eastern traditional Kwaio on the island of Malaita.

Now I have contacted Ronnie the guide who takes tourists to visit the Kwaio. In all reality is it possible to visit the Kwaio with my itinerary? This providing I find an early morning boat to Auki from Honiara on May 29th. I would then need to be back to Honiara for my flight on May 31st at 130pm.

How reliable are the flight on Solomon Air from Auki?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 17, 2008
Camping in the Solomon Islands  (2 Answers)

Hello guys

I have a question
Me and other 3 friends of mine, we want to take our tents, and to make a camping trip in the Solomon Islands. I want to ask if camping is allowed in the Solomon islands? If is not, what permissions I should optain from the government or the local people?
Where are the perfect places for camping?
Please advise me?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2008
Diving the Solomons  (2 Answers)

Has anyone recently been to or by word of mouth know of a respectable dive resort/ live on boat in the Solomon Island areas? I am thinking of traveleing her but have heard rumors that accomodations are poor and the islands are in a state of civil unrest. Any advice?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2007
Uepi Island: Resort & Sea Kayaking

Has anybody stayed at Uepi Island Resort? We'll be staying there from 10th Jan '08 for two weeks in a waterfront villa.
Also, interested in feedback about sea kayaking. What are the lodges like that we'll be staying at? What is the food like? How are the kayaks?
Any info will be appreciated!
toad goddess Port Douglas FNQ

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 07, 2007
Anyone travelling to the Solomons`?  (1 Answer)

Hello everyone,
If there was anybody actually travelling to the Solomon Islands,and would be so kind to send me a postcard from there,please e-mail me for my address at:[email]
Thank u so much!!!hanan from Hungary

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2006
New Plymouth Boys High School 1986-1887

Yes I have tried all of those websites, and nada ! I was hoping someone would know of them, or have family living in the Solomons who know them,
Rueben Tovutovu, Mathew Korinihona, Peter Korinihona, all went to New Plymouth Boys High in 1986-87 and played in our First XI Soccer Team.
Is there a better Forum to post a question?
Thanks Steve.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 23, 2006
Old School Friends,NZ.  (7 Answers)

Hi, I was hoping someone may be able to help. I am looking for several friends from my High School, that I have lost touch with. I attended NPBHS in New Plymouth, and these guys were all fantastic Soccer player.
Does anyone know where Mathew and Peter Korinahona, Rueben Tovutovu, Willie Idomas, and Eric Naitoro are?
contact me on [email] or reply to this post.
Thanks Steve.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2006
Warning rather than a question !  (1 Answer)

Australian Government Official Warning Solomon Islands
This Advice is current for Saturday, 22 April 2006

We advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Solomon Islands at this time because of continuing significant civil unrest in Honiara following the announcement on 18 April of the results of the recent prime ministerial elections.
You should avoid unnecessary travel and crowds in and around the city centre, eastern Honiara and Chinatown areas in particular.
If you decide to travel to Solomon Islands, you should exercise extreme caution. Monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.
Because of the unpredictable security situation we strongly recommend that you register your travel and contact details with us, so we can contact you in an emergency.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 20, 2005
Budget accomodation in Honiara  (2 Answers)

I'm a 4th year medical student, two of us are planning to go to the Solomon Islands in June till August to do a placement at the National Referral Hospital. Does anyone know of any good but not too expensive accomodation that's not too far from the hospital?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 06, 2003
Is it possible?  (3 Answers)

Okay. i have been writing to my penpal in the Solomon Islands for a number of 6years now and i have finally decided to go and visit him. However, a few things are stopping me, like i dont know how much it will roughly cost to go there and how long will i be able to stay without a visa. I plan to go in Spring 2005 and my penpal has told me i can living with him, and i will just need my air fair. I will be much appreciative if anyone can get back to me.

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