You can reach Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands via Fiji, Brisbane or Port Moresby. With a total population of 300,000 there are very few cities and most people still live a very basic life in the villages.
Tourism is only starting to discover this precious part of the Pacific. Travelling to the Solomon Islands remains an adventure even today, but those who make the effort will not be disappointed. The islands have a well-deserved reputation as possibly amongst the world’s best destination for scuba divers and snorkellers.
The Solomons played a strategic role during World War II and this is born out by the number of navel wrecks in the waters of Iron Bottom Sound.