Solomon Islands

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Travel information about Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands are located South Pacific archipelago and occupy a strategic location on sea routes between the Coral Sea, Solomon Sea, and South Pacific Ocean. The total area is 28,450 sq km and 5,310km coastline, the population is estimated 494,786. Solomon Islands are not showy as like the other countries that have lots of white-sand beaches. You can snorkel, or kayak across the lagoon. No crowds here so you will love to experience the peace and beauty. Scuba diving here is world-class.

Capital city of Solomon Islands: Honiara

Closest neighbors to Solomon Islands: Lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu.

Best times to visit Solomon Islands: From December to March there’s an interval of calm weather broken by storms. Good for diving. June to September has mild weather but rough waters so well for hiking but not for diving. April to May and October to November is not bad at all because it’s dry time.

How to get to Solomon Islands: All flights coming in, will arrive at Henderson International Airport, which is 11km east of Honiara. Flying in is stress-free from Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu with direct flights. Coming from anyplace, the easiest option is to travel to Brisbane, Sydney, Nadi, Vila or Port Moresby and connect with flights to Honiara.

Visa requirements for Solomon Islands: No visa required for US nationals but you need to have a return ticket and a passport.

Currency of Solomon Islands: The currency of Solomon Islands is Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)

Official Language of Solomon Islands: The official language of Solomon Islands is English.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Solomon Islands

There is 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site in Solomon Islands.

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.


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