in the Solomons
By Richard Moore
the Solomon Islands gives you a new world of things
to do and see.
swimming, fishing, relaxing, sightseeing some spectacular
scenery, boat trips, relaxing,
checking out World
War II military history, eating
fabulous food, more relaxing and more scenery.
you can get to meet some really amazing
locals along the way.
reckon it is fair to say that whatever your favourite
thing is to do on holiday, you'll get to indulge it
in the Solomons.
favourite thing is to take photos and anyone even half
interested in photography will have a wow of a time
scenery is so different, so are the birds and animals,
and waters so clear and colourful.
Uepi Island I was leaving a building and walked straight
out to meet a 1.5 metre monitor
lizard sauntering around in the
time a smaller one scurried out from under a low hedge
- startled by my walking by. I have to say it startled
the heck out of me as it took off!
from my DSLR camera and collection of lenses, I found
a GoPro Black with an underwater housing particularly
useful to get some really good snorkelling shots and
I would recommend itif you are on a diving trip to the
a relatively inexpensive waterproof point and shoot
camera will give you good results and memories to last
until you can afford a better unit.
would have to be one of the major attractions for tourists
and there are some stunning adventures to take part
in with scuba gear on your back.
can dive World War II wrecks, or check out amazing coral
the water there are fishing charters to go for as you
hunt big game fish, hire boats for day outings, romantic
sunset cruises or just transferring yourself between
the 900+ islands of the Solomons.
were out on a boat almost every day and there are few
things more relaxing or as enjoyable as spending time
on the water. I don't about you but after an excursion
in sea air I always feel like a huge seafood meal -
and plenty of ice cold beers.
thre seafood on offer in the Solomons is terrific and
amazingly fresh. The local SolBrew is a very good drop
and quenches a big thirst.
you, the drink of choice throughout the hot days is
water and plenty of it. In the often humid heat you
put yourself at risk of dehydration without plenty of
good clean bottled water.
big attraction for the Solomons is the fact it was a
major battleground during WWII.
was a vital strategic location and both the Allies and
Japanese fought hard to gain possession of it. Guadalcanal,
the main island of the Solomons, is a name that conjures
up thoughts of brutal fighting as each side struggled
to destroy the other.
are so many great battle sites - ones you should use
locals guides for - including the
the US Skyline Memorial and the many wrecks around the
Solomons offer so much to visitors it is worth taking
the time to get to know them.
Solomon Island Visitors Bureau website by clicking