Photos courtesy of Solomon Island Tourism Office
Discover the Solomon Islands in a 5 night/6 day package pre or post your live-aboard dive boat, opt to stay longer to explore Munda or Marovo Lagoon, or combine it with an extended stay at a neighboring South Pacific Island – Fiji, Australia, Papua New Guinea or Vanuatu.
Itinerary Highlights: 2 nights Honiara with breakfast, 3 nights Gizo with all meals, Full-day Honiara City Tour, Inter-island flights; all airport /hotel vehicle and boat transfers, Govt Tax.
Welcome to the Solomon Islands. Meet and Greet at the airport before being transferred to your hotel.
Only a 20-minute transfer from Honiara International Airport or a 3-minute trip from the wharf, the Coral Sea Resort is conveniently located on the water’s edge of Town Ground, near Honiara CBD.
Coral Sea Resort – 1 night with breakfast
The design of the Coral Sea Resort has focused around fulfilling a guests’ love for relaxation and entertainment, with an appreciation of the Pacific Seaside. The venue embodies the vibrant, urban and Solomon Islander spirits.
You can expect nothing but professional staff, excellence in service, and quality produce. Dine on South Pacific and International inspired menus, either on a romantic oceanfront deck with beautiful sunset views, warm ocean breezes or enjoy a special evening at Haydn’s Steakhouse complemented by premium spirits and high quality wines from over the globe. Chill with a freshly mixed cocktail at Haydn’s Cocktail Bar or by the pool, catching tropical sunsets or stargazing from Harry’s Landing – the perfect spot for intimate dinners.
When you arrive at Gizo airport a boat will be waiting to transfer you to Fatboys Resort. Gizo airport is just a short 10-minute boat ride away.
Balance of your day at leisure.
Fatboys Resort – 3 nights with all meals
The name “Fatboys” is derived from the character “Joe” from the book “The Pickwick Papers” by Charles Dickens. Joe-the “fat boy” consumes great quantities of food and constantly falls asleep in any situation at any time of the day; the Fatboys life revolves around drinking, eating, sleeping and making every conceivable effort to avoid work.
Whilst at Fatboys Resort the customer becomes “Joe the Fatboy”. Enjoy an ice cold bevy, a plate of fresh crayfish pan fried in lime juice and butter, a game of pool, or simply kickback and be mesmerized by the myriad of tropical fish swimming underneath you.
Fatboys Resort, Bar & Restaurant is situated 100 metres out atop the crystal clear waters of Babanga island. A 10 minute boat ride from the airport and 15 minutes from Gizo, the provincial capital of the Western Solomons. 5 bungalows that offer you
spectacular views of an early morning sunrise watched straight from your bungalow.
SWIM and SNORKEL – The waters surrounding Fatboys are tropically warm and exceptionally clear with an abundance of corals and colourful reef fish. You can choose to swim and snorkel around the safety of Fatboys or venture a little further each day. If you are more adventurous, charter a banana/long boat and explore the spectacular underwater world the Solomon Islands have on offer. You will be truly amazed. Kayaks, stand-up paddle boards (SUP) and snorkelling gears are freely available for in-house guests. Fatboys Snorkel Tour: Fatboys to Munda/Zipolo Resort/Skull Island- on the way down, you can snorkel WWII Hellcat Fighter Plane in 9 metres of crystal clear water, then onto Zipolo Habu Resort, on return visit Skull Island. Then snorkel one of the fringing reefs on some of the pristine Islands in the lagoon.
HIKING – Looking out from Fatboys Resort, the majestic Kolombangara Island awaits! At 5800ft in height the island itself supports a beautiful and diverse ecosystem with approximately 80 rivers and streams flowing down its flanks. If you are fit and adventurous this hikers dream island. Beachcombing is also fun and very relaxing! There are endless stretches of pristine beaches being washed by the tranquil waters of the western province each day.
DIVING – The Solomon Islands are renowned for having the most diverse and exciting diving to be found anywhere in the world from World War II wrecks to numerous offshore reefs, spectacular coral formations, plummeting walls, manta rays and abundant marine life. All dives are boat dives Water temperature averages 28 degrees Celsius. Visibility is usually upwards of 20 metres. Troublesome currents are rare.
FISHING TOURS – The Solomon Islands are a fisherman’s paradise with excellent fishing all year round. The waters surrounding Fatboys provide world class game fishing and bottom fishing but some guests prefer to wait for catch of the day to arrive while enjoying an ice cold beer. Fatboys supplies banana/long boat and a driver so you can focus on catching that prize fish.
Coral Sea Resort – 1 night with breakfast
Following your city tour, you will be transferred to the airport to connect with your evening international flight.
Phone one of our Solomon Island Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your ISLAND Holiday now!