Makikuri Lodge

The magic of Matikuri Lodge has touched guests for nearly 20 years. Situated on Matikuri Island in the Marovo Lagoon, guests are introduced to Solomon life by Joshua and his family.

Makikuri Rest Haus is a short 15 minute boat transfer from Seghe airport

 

The lodge has three bungalows and can accommodate only 10 people at once. All bungalows have a private deck to enjoy the isolation and watch nature pass by.

The lodge has a large waterside dinning area with amazing snorkelling right from the deck, share garden bathroom facilities and common area.

Kayaks and available for hire and local tours can be arranged by your hosts.

 Maravagi is all about relaxation, sea breezes and more relaxing. Come enjoy our warm Melanesian hospitality.

 

The Arnavon Islands which are marine turtle reserves are one of the most beautify and untouched areas of the Solomon Islands, this remote haven will leave you breathless with its spectacular scenery and flourishing wildlife.

Since the establishment of the ACMCA the number of hawksbill turtle nests that are laid annually has more than doubled.  Today around 1200 hawksbill turtle nests are laid every year in the Arnavons group. 

 

Arnavon Community Marine Protection Area is made up of 40,000 acres, consisting of three small uninhibited islands; here you will find thriving coral reefs and lagoons filled with countless species of underwater creatures, white sand beaches with crystal blue water that are also home to thousands of egg-breading turtle, and a high diversity and abundance of birds. When visiting Arnavon not only will you experience its scenic beauty but you will also have the opportunity to assist rangers with their nightly monitory of turtle egg-laying.

Marovo Sea Lodge

Marovo Sea Lodge is located on the doorstep of the magnificent Marovo Lagoon, the world's finest double-barrier reef lagoon. This lodge, comprising of 3 bungalows, is the perfect place for getting back to the basics and marveling at nature's beauty. Here you will stay with the family Jeremiah, his wife Grace and son Dixon, giving you a truly local experience. Explore the underwater eco-systems, kayak through the rainforest and visit the nearby village.  

Guests can also venture on a hike to the beautiful waterfall for a swim or take a boat ride out to the reef for some even more amazing snorkeling or swimming with mantas. The lodge also has kayaks available for hire throughout your stay so you can have an adventure around the area yourself. You will also enjoy three delicious local style meals daily, often full amazing fresh seafood, the Solomon Island way!


Kmaga Village

 

 Kmaga Village.

Kmaga Village.

  Kmaga Village

Kmaga Village

  Kmaga Village

Kmaga Village

 

Kmaga Village is a small unique village on the Eastern coast of Santa Isabel. It’s Isabel’s newest village stay holiday destination where you will experience true Solomon Island hospitality in a real and typical village environment. You’ll stay right next door to local families and interact with cheeky kids, friendly villages and local chiefs - meeting new friends within small local families who live in this remote part of Solomon Islands. Kmaga village stay can cater for up to 5 people so you can drift away and live the Melanesian life style.

 

  Kmaga Village Beach.

Kmaga Village Beach.

  Kmaga Village Ocean.

Kmaga Village Ocean.

  Kmaga Village Beach.

Kmaga Village Beach.

  Kmaga Village Huts.

Kmaga Village Huts.

 

Accommodation

 

Accommodation is in 1 bungalow, it has 2 bedrooms with a main lounge and living area. It’s set right on the beach with amazing views and huge rain trees around it for shade from the midday sun. There is a solar power system, (12 volts) with limited 240 v through an inverter (for ipod/camera).

Kmaga is located near the capital of Buala which has a police station, government buildings, small restaurants, some great waterfalls, medical clinic, trade store offering food, clothing and general supplies and an ice works if you really want a cold beer or soft drink. 

 

  Kmaga Village Accommodation.

Kmaga Village Accommodation.

  Kmaga Village Accommodation.

Kmaga Village Accommodation.

  Kmaga Village Accommodation.

Kmaga Village Accommodation.

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Food

Most food is local organic and straight from the garden or ocean.

 

Dress Code

Modest dress is encouraged throughout the village Bikinis should be reserved for swimming in the sea/rivers.

 

  Kmaga Village.

Kmaga Village.

  Kmaga Village

Kmaga Village

Tetepare Eco Lodge

 

Tetepare Island, in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands, is one of the conservation jewels of the South Pacific. This long, rugged island, cloaked in rainforest and fringed with biodiverse reefs, is the largest uninhabited tropical island in the Southern Hemisphere. Home to the one of the Solomon Islands' leading conservation projects and a unique, locally-owned and managed ecolodge, Tetepare’s natural abundance attracts visitors from around the world.

Tetepare has received international recognition for its conservation and archaeological significance. Experts from around the world, including renowned ornithologist and author Jarrod Diamond, have commended the work on the island. A dazzling variety of plants and animals make their home in the island’s 120 square kilometres of primary lowland rainforest – some of the last remaining in Melanesia.


Accommodation

 

Accommodation at the Tetepare Island Ecolodge is provided in two traditional Melanesian leaf houses with twin or double beds. The leaf-houses are set on the edge of the rainforest, close to the shores of a sparkling lagoon.

At night, you will drift off to sleep to the sound of waves crashing on the fringing reef of the lagoon and wake in the morning to the songs of birds.

Presently, Tetepare have five rooms, and can accommodate up to 13 visitors in leaf house accommodation. Bedding and mosquito-nets are provided. To ensure guests experience the true tranquillity of the largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific, they endeavour to limit visitor numbers to a maximum of 13 guests at any one time.

Shower and toilet facilities are basic and clean. The water supply is rainwater. There is no electricity on Tetepare. In keeping with ecologically-sustainable principals, they do not run a generator on Tetepare. Solar energy is used to provide lighting in the eating area, the field station and the ecolodge.

Meals are prepared by Tetepare’s specially-trained local cooks using fresh organic local ingredients, including vegetables grown in village gardens on nearby Rendova Island, and seafood caught fresh from the waters around Tetepare. They can also cater for vegetarians.

 

House Keeping

Teteapre are happy to offer a clothes-washing service for guests for an additional fee. Please be aware that weather conditions mean that clothes may not come back dry for 24 hours or more.

Babysitters can be hired to assist with child-minding on request. If you can, please let them know when making your booking if you are likely to require child-minding services. Arrangements can be made at short notice, of course, but they do prefer to plan this service ahead of time so we can be sure to have the most experienced people ready to look after your children for you.

Unfortunately, there is nowhere on the island where batteries can be charged for cameras etc, so please bear this in mind before coming to Tetepare.

 

Respecting Local Custom

Tetepare would always prefer it if no alcohol comes onto Tetepare, alcohol is the cause of significant social problems amongst local people. If you do bring any with you (there is none available on Tetepare), please be sensitive to local customs and drink it only in your room. Do not offer alcohol to staff whilst on the island.

When visiting the local villages, please wear knee length shorts or skirts. For getting in and out of our boats, female guests may also find it appropriate to wear some shorts beneath their skirts. Board shorts can be worn over bathers when swimming.


Activities

 

A stay at the Tetepare Island Ecolodge can be as adventurous or relaxed as you like. You can unwind on the beach with a book, hike across the island through the pristine rainforest, snorkel among the rich coral reefs of the warm turquoise lagoon, visit old village sites from head hunting days, go bird watching, see endangered sea turtles, or take part in countless other activities. Please be aware that activities – including all that involve the turtles and the dugongs – are subject to regulation by the conservation team on the island.

  • Rainforest Walks
  • Snorkelling
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Bird Watching
  • Turtle Monitoring with Rangers
  • Around the Island Ranger Patrols
  • Moonlight Coconut Crab Walks
  • Night Forest Walk
  • Meagode Meanders
  • Canoeing
  • Picninc
  • Boat Trips
  • Swimming
  • Kastom Site Visits
  • Village Visists
  • Bush Medicine Walk
  • Traditional Solomon Island Cooking Classes
  • Basket Weaving

Conservation Programs

 

Tetepare is protected and managed by the TDA. The entire island has been set aside for conservation; in addition, the TDA has also established a 13km-long Marine Protected Area (MPA) which is a no-take zone. This permanently closed area runs from the western tip of the island on Mbo Point at S 8º 42.22' E 157º 26.36' to the eastern edge of Soe Island at S 8º 43.62', E 154º 47.34' along the southern weather coast of Tetepare. This permanent closure also includes the land area from the low water mark to 500m inland. The MPA protects Tetepare’s reefs, lagoons and coastal waters to all harvesting, forming the largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Solomon Islands.

TDA employs rangers to patrol the island and the MPA. Signs have been installed and are maintained at each end of the MPA. TDA rangers have enforced this closed area since 2003. The aim of this MPA is to provide a habitat which protects the reproduction of marine species and gives TDA the opportunity to preserve a portion of Tetepare's pristine ecosystem in its natural state.

In June 2010, Descendant members of the TDA and their communities also decided to create and patrol two further, temporary MPAs around Tetepare, to help stocks recover from a recent increase in harvesting. The temporary MPAs will operate on a one-year-on, one-year-off rolling basis.

The TDA also runs numerous monitoring programs to support our conservation work.

  • Marine And Resource Harvest Monitoring
  • Turtle Conservation and Conservation
  • Baniata Leatherback Incentive Program
 

Serah's Lagoon Hideaway

Serah's Lagoon Hideaway is the perfect choice for those wanting to truly experience local customs and culture in a province with very little tourism traffic. Serah is a great host that makes some of the most delicious traditional meals throughout your stay. 

 

Auki

Serah’s Lagoon Hideaway offers a totally unique experience you will cherish and value forever.

Situated in one of the most interesting and breathtaking areas of the Solomons, the Langa Langa Lagoon, the lodge is perfectly located 14.94 km away from Auki, the capital town of Malaita, and it is right in the centre of the lagoon.
Guests will experience a real authentic demonstration of the traditional custom of the amazing art of shell-money making. You will learn some of its uses, watch demonstrations of our traditional engineering method building man-made islands in the lagoon, visit modern wooden boat building projects, take a boat ride through the lagoon, visit the villages, have an island picnic and many more breath taking experiences when you pay the lodge a visit.

Kolombangara Island

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Kolombangara Island is home to an exinct volano that reaches 1,800m above sea level. This forms one of the highest mountains in the Solomon Islands outside of the Guadalcanal region. This area has been preserved from logging and is therefore home to dense jungle with a large variety of wildlife such as the the local endemic birds the Kolombangara White Eye and local endemic frogs.

The area is now managed for conservation and is the perfect escape for those interested in adventure. Guests can trek to the volcano crater and rim, birdwatch, snorkel or enjoy other rainforest and river walks. Most of the available hikes take a few days to complete and therefore there are camps along the way, some with basic huts. All hikes are to be accompanied by a guide. 

Accommodation

Ringgi Guesthouse

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Located at Ringgi township, Ringgi Guesthouse offers three air-conditioned twin rooms, linen/towels and shared dining rooms with a kitchen and amenities. This is the perfect place to use as a base to study the unique birds in the area, learn more about the plantation company activities or relax after your mountain walks. The guesthouse also has town power and water, shops nearby for basic supplies, mobile reception and the option for full catering. 

Imbu Rano Lodge

Specially designed for visitors and scientists to access the highland rainforests, Imbu Rano Lodge features an 18m long balcony with stunning views of the Vila River Valley and Mt Rano, the second highest peak of the Kolombangara Crater Rim. At 370m altitude it is an ideal base to explore the surrounding rainforest and trek both inside the Crater via the Vila River or take the ridge line walk to Mt Veve, the highest peak of Kolombangara.

The lodge offers two twin rooms (max three), a bunk room, linen/towels and shared kitchen and amenities. Drinkable tank water, solar power for lighting and 24 hour security. If desired you can book the whole lodge for added privacy or large groups. Please enquire for more information.

Noguna is a locally owned homestay located in Kia approx. 2 hours from Suavanao, Santa Isabel’s most northern airstrip.

You'll be well looked after by family and friends, always ready with a smile, laugh and genuine Melanesian hospitality that the Solomon Islands is well known for.

This destination has some of the most pristine waters, making it perfect for snorkeling and swimming. There are also beautiful jungles to explore, a variety of species to fish and an immense amount of nearby uninhabited islands and bays to explore, relax and enjoy.


ACCOMMODATION

The island has a large traditional hut which includes a kitchen, dining room and common room for all guests to use. There is also share bathroom facilities on the island.

Noguna Offers two different types of accommodation.

The first being two over water couples bungalows from -  $60AUD per night.

& the second being the main house including 4 private bedrooms from - $45AUD per night.

 


A standard 5 day trip includes:

  • A traditional welcome
  • 2 Island day trips
  • A traditional tool and weapon workshop
  • A village tour and bushwalking
  • A traditional send off with feasting and performances

 

All of the above including accommodation, traditional style food and sauvanao boat transfers is only $2000 AUD per couple! 



Activities

  • Village day trips and garden - hike free
  • Fishing trip (have to bring own gear)
  • Snorkelling (have to bring own gear)
  • Island day trips to Rapita and Pelopeka islands
  • Surfing
  • Traditional performances
  • Tools and traditional weapons workshop
  • Keu collecting (mudshells collecting and scenic boat ride) 

 

 

Parangiju Inland Mountain Lodge is one of the newest accommodation options in Honiara. Located inland from Henderson Airport and amoungst the hills where Tenaru Falls can be found. Not only is the food served fresh, locally sourced and some of the tastiest in Honiara, but the view is spectacular. The owners Stephen and Serah Riniu are rightfully proud of the venue on the hilltop lookout they have created.

 
 

The view of the ocean and everything surrounding the area is spectacular and a great escape from the heat of the city.

The food is well above the usual Honiara standard.  The simple set menu is lovingly prepared and presented beautifully by chef Eh-ma. 

The Lodge also offers activites such as waterfall hikes and a trip to the caves to explore the lush region. 

 
 

 

Takapuna Rest House is a family owned Rest House funded by the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) through Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 2016 situated on Southern Part of Rannogah Island in the Western Province.

 

The Rest House has two rooms that can accommodate only four people at once. Takapuna Rest House also have a shower and flush toilet

It’s a simple establishment targeting people to experience remote life a local designed simple leaf construction house. Visitors to Takapuna Rest House can enjoy the environment and meet lovely people with fresh blown winds from the ocean.

Guests visit Takapuna and Rannogah for it’s people, culture and care given to you with warm Solomon hospitality, you will leave feeling like family.

Nothing is a problem  with good customers service from our local house staff to serve you. You don’t need to cook because our staff will provide all for you.

 

You can just sit back and enjoy our way of living with a touch of adventure.

 

We have access to both access to both the country largest communication company –Bemobile and Telekom Company which you can enjoy access to Face Book and internet service right at your figure tips for 24/7.

 

 

Your host Denver can arrange all tours he stays ……Also like to tell you that we have crocodile site seeing area at Rannogaha just 15 minutes drive from Takapuna and Bush walking to see different species of birds and wild pigs we have in our forest in Rannoga .This are very unique things that tourist can come and see.

Fishing is one of the biggest leisure activities  for our place. Tell tourist to bring their own fishing gears and come enjoy our fishing spot.