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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands : When and where to go?

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Solomon Islands: Climate & Weather


In the Solomons there is a humid tropical climate, refreshed by the trade winds coming from the south-east, and temperatures are between 24 and 28 ° C throughout the year, which is divided into two seasons: between November and April is the season Rains, with a stifling atmosphere, often violent thunderstorms at the end of the day, and sometimes cyclones from December to March; Then a dry and cooler season, between May and October, sunny and with pleasant temperatures, which is the most conducive to the discovery of the country.

 

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What to do in Solomon Islands


Most of the islands are mountainous, and their luxuriant vegetation is home to many species of plants and flowers, butterflies, turtles, birds and reptiles. The coasts also offer sublime landscapes, white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, coral reef.

The capital Honiara is located on the island of Guadalcanal, and in the seabed around the island there are many wrecks dating from the Second World War that attract diving enthusiasts. In the city you can visit a museum, a botanical garden and a small Chinese district.

The falls of Mataniko are less than two hours' walk from Honiara, and you will discover vast caves, very spectacular.

The beautiful Marovo lagoon to the west and its eco-tourism village have been nominated for UNESCO Heritage.

The island of Choiseul will suit perfectly to the travelers in search of adventure and nature, and even more the island of Tetepare, uninhabited for more than 150 years.
 

Solomon Islands : The basics


The visa is not essential for a stay of less than 3 months, a valid passport is sufficient as well as a return ticket.

The current currency is the Solomon Islands dollar (SDB).

We arrive by plane via Australia or New Zealand, in about thirty hours flying from Paris. Henderson International Airport is 13 km from the capital Honiara. There are minibuses in the Kingdom between the villages, you can rent a car or find a taxi, and there are flights to the main islands, but it is more economical to take the boat for these journeys between the islands.

There is no particular health problem, but it is better to be up to date with its universal vaccines. Provide good protection against mosquitoes and avoid drinking tap water.

When it comes to security, it is advisable to prefer an organized trip to solo travel, the country being agitated by an unfavorable economic context. Ships traveling between islands do not always meet basic safety standards. In addition, there are risks of drowning due to strong marine currents: it is better not to bathe on beaches too isolated.

Shopping: to bring back from your trip, the most famous handicrafts, woodcarvings and bamboo flutes, but also pareos, embroideries, pottery, baskets, mother-of-pearl jewelry, spices.








       

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