Tavinipupu Island Resort
Imagine reaching the very Eastern end of one of the most rugged islands in the Solomon’s group. Tavanipupu Private Island Resort is located in Marau Sound, Solomon Islands, only 25 minutes east by plane from the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara; this privately owned 5 star island is the South Pacific’s best kept secret. Marau's mangrove and coconut bordered deep channels are sheltered by coral reefs and many sandy islets, making for its unusual tropical landscape.
The island has an interesting history, it was once a coconut plantation in the 19th century, owned by Norwegian Traders who bought it off the locals for some ammunition. Some of the trader’s old gravestones still remain hidden amongst the long grass on the island. Due to the past political tensions in the Solomon Islands and the temporary closure of the Marau airstrip, Tavanipupu was almost forced to close. However due to the hard work of a few passionate people, the resort still remains today. Today the island is a tropical paradise surrounded by a vast turquoise lagoon. Manicured lawns studded with lines of coconut palms are the only remaining evidence of Tavanipupu’s colourful past.
If you love fresh seafood, Tavanipupu’s kitchen will excite your palate beyond you best expectations.
Even if you’re tastes are more terrestrial, you’ll still be enchanted. A full breakfast, served on your veranda at your convenience; elegant and delectable two course lunches and three course dinners are served in the dinning pavilion. Enjoy Tavanipupu’s well-stocked cellar and full-service bar. The food is prepared by the creative masters of the Tavanipupu kitchen from the finest local and imported delicacies.
Although they serve a variety of tantalising culinary specialties, their focus is on the exquisite seafood that thrives in the pure waters surrounding Tavanipupu.
Enjoy the privacy and comfort of your own spacey bungalow overlooking the water. King size beds protected by a mosquito net and fan cooled rooms. The bungalows are well vented and their high roofs built with traditional materials keeps them cool night and day. Or why not hang a hammock by the beach (provided) and just get into a good book?
Their newest self-catering bungalow includes a deck built over the crystalline waters of the Coral Sea, complete with a kitchen, and separate bedroom and bathroom.
The Supreme Bungalow Suite features a king bed, expansive bathroom, private outdoor deck with shower, and sublime ocean and beach front view.
The Deluxe Bungalow suite also feature a king bed with stunning ocean and beach front views.
Marau Sound will exceed your expectations for unspoiled beauty, solitude, and an incredible range of recreational opportunities. Don’t miss the chance to explore these pristine warm, clear waters teeming with colourful fish and every shape and colour of coral. Tavanipupu offer boat excursions throughout the sound that include visits to native villages, and uninhabited tropical isles so enchanting that they will fill your dream until your next visit. They also provide world-class charter fishing tours, as well as bicycling tours of the bush tracks on the Guadalcanal mainland.
Scuba diving is offered for certified divers and can guide you to dive spots of which Cousteau himself only dreamed.
Surfers may bring their own equipment for an unforgettable trip beyond the reef to catch long, smooth rides on endless tropical sets.
Snorkel equipment is available for all guests at no charge and sporting equipment includes two sea-kayaks, and will soon include stand up paddle boards.
Massage / Spa Treatments
The luxury of an expert full-body massage while gazing through a porthole at the tranquil waters of the Coral Sea will relax your muscles and settle your soul into a tranquil and timeless state that few will ever experience. Don’t miss it!