The Solomon Islands
The Solomon Islands
Approximately 900 miles southeast from the North Solomons (PNG) into the South West Pacific and the Coral Sea.
Beyond Honiara, the islands of the Solomons provinces offer a wide range of accommodation facilities from good to excellent standards. Particularly in the Western Province, one can find several accommodation houses with Sanbis Resort probably being of the best standard.
Nearly one thousand islands covering about 80,000 square kilometres make the Solomon Islands the third largest archipelago in the South Pacific, covering an area between 5 and 12 degrees south of the equator. Its average temperature is 29C. Of its population of around 600,000, only 120,000 live and work in an urban environment, most remain within a subsistence economy.
The capital Honiara has about 35,000 inhabitants, and one of only two other towns of any size is Gizo, with a population of about 8,000. The majority of its citizens are Solomon Islanders, with some Polynesians and Gilbertese among them. They are a friendly people, and the Western Province is practically crime-free. The country has been independent since 1978, and is a western style democracy within the British Commonwealth.
Honiara is located on the north coast of Guadalcanal, which is the largest island in the Solomons group. Honiara is the Solomons melting pot, where people from all over the country come to work, take their holidays, or just to shop. The King Solomon Hotel in Honiara is a good option if you are forced to overnight in Honiara. It has air-conditioned rooms, IDD telephones, satellite television, restaurant and swimming pool. http://www.kingsolomonhotel.info/
You will find genuine and simple hospitality with the people placing natural beauty ahead of artificial attractions. The resorts and accommodation are all situated in the most desirable locations. They offer friendly helpful service and an intimate knowledge of their surroundings and local attractions. The unique charm of the islands is best expressed in this environment of relaxation and goodwill. Without doubt, this is one of the few remaining, truly unspoiled tourist destinations in the world.
The Solomon Islands is a malaria area. However, we believe that malaria is very over rated in the Western Province. Sanbis Resort has made every effort to remove all broken coconuts and other stagnant water vessels where mosquito larva could breed. The visitor has the choice of taking a course of malaria prophylactics prescribed by a doctor before you leave home, or you might take extra care to use insect repellent at night when the mosquito responsible is active. Of course, mosquito nets are provided in each bungalow.