Solomon Islands: nature, culture and beautiful animal! Solomon Islands Travel Guide (Australia and Oceania)
The Solomon Islands, named after the biblical King Solomon refers to a group of islands in the Pacific group and simultaneously to a state that large parts of this island group includes. Guadalcanal is an island in the Pacific Ocean and a province of the Solomon Islands, where the capital is Honiara. The northern islands (including Bougainville) belong to Papua New Guinea, the rest were declared on 7 July 1978 as an independent state, with a parliamentary monarchy in “The Commonwealth”. In the 2nd world war the island of Guadalcanal known for the fierce battle that has been delivered. Between the Japanese and the Americans The movie “The narrow ridge,” based on the novel “Island of the damned” by James Jones is based, describes the events on the island in 1943.
The Solomon Islands are an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. The mass tourism has these paradisaical islands not yet discovered, so here you can relax and enjoy the unique surroundings or relax on an idyllic beach.
Explore the jungle in the interior of the islands and marvel at the sight of the beautiful natural resources and the unique inhabitants of the jungle.
Enjoy a unique resting on one of the beautiful white sandy beaches or take a dip underwater and discover the beautiful coral reefs and their inhabitants.
Explore the mangrove forests along the coasts, but note here though, the saltwater crocodile lies in wait!
Meet the locals and discover the native arts and crafts.
Visit the island of Guadalcanal in the capital of the archipelago Honiara. You will find a Chinatown and the National Museum. Or stroll around on the colorful makt place.
The Marovo Lagoon on the island of New Georgia is one of the places where eco-tourism high reputation. For the environment-conscious traveler!
Climate: There is a subtropical climate, usually hot and stuffy, with little temperature differences between seasons. From November to April is the rainy season, here are usually strong hurricanes.
Language: English is the official language, Pidgin English is the everyday language. The entire island group, there are about 120 Melanesian and Polynesian languages are spoken.
Arrival: The Henderson Field International Airport is located 13 miles east of Honiara. International flights offered by airlines Air Niugini (PX), Air Nauru and Qantas (QF). From Europe to the Solomon Islands can with stops in Singapore (SIN) or Tokyo (TYO). The national carrier Solomon Airlines (IE) operates on domestic traffic. On the route of the Solomon Airlines, is the “Visit South Pacific Pass” valid.
Capital: The capital is Honiara on Guadalcanal Island and has a small picturesque harbor. The city also offers visitors a museum, a botanical garden and a Chinese neighborhood. In the city and the surrounding hills to visit. Are remnants of the 2nd World War
Sights: Especially interesting is the fauna of the islands, especially the more than 69 native species that can be found only in the Solomon Islands, including hawks, cuckoos and waders.
Religion: 96% is Christian, 4% depending on local religions.
Cities: Honiara, Gizo, Auki noroviruses, Buala, Kirakira und Tulagi.
The medical facilities are very limited and not sufficient if you need more specialist help. Especially on the smaller islands is hardly medical assistance available.
You are advised to conclude that also covers the cost of any evacuation to another country or for repatriation. Good travel insurance Please note that you may need cash to pay for the provision of medical care.
In the event of hospitalization or when you need specialist medical care, please do not hesitate to contact your insurance company. For any information and support please contact the Dutch embassy in Canberra, in Australia. In the Solomon Islands itself is no Dutch representation present.
In parts of the Solomon Islands are crocodiles, including in the area of Honiara. Ask the spot advice before swimming in uncharted waters for you.
In the Solomon Islands come for malaria and dengue. These diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes. Malaria Mosquitoes stabbing mainly in the evening, at night and in the early morning, the dengue mosquito bite in daytime. Wear protective clothing and use on exposed skin insect repellent, preferably with DEET. Use a mosquito net to sleep under.
Water (for drinking, ice cubes, brushing teeth, washing vegetables, etc.) must be boiled or come from bottles.
Use powdered milk or canned milk. You should note, however, that the milk is diluted with pure water.
Eat only well-cooked meat and fish, cooked vegetables and fruit that you have peeled yourself.
If you want to go diving, you should note that there is no decompression chamber is present on the islands.