Santa Isabel Village Stay Package
This package is ideal for anyone looking to combine a village stay experience with a few nights at a well loved resort in the area. Combining both Papatura and Noguna Island Stay to create a perfect blend of relaxation, amazing snorkeling, fishing, surfing and jungle exploring. Both destinations provide 3 delicious local meals daily, most comprised of fresh seafood and other local produce. Experience the true beauty of the Solomon Isles on this tailor made itinerary.
Today you will board a morning flight in Brisbane Australia flying approximately 3 hours to Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands. After being transferred to the domestic airport, you will fly to an airstrip in Santa Isabel. The views you will encounter on this flight will be second to none as you marvel at the amazing coral reef and island formations. The staff from Papatura will greet you at the airstrip and take you 5 minutes by boat to the beautiful island of Papatura. You will be greeted on the beach by resident dogs Zoli and Kumma and your hosts Pete and Marg. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure, swimming, exploring or enjoying a cold beer on the deck with Pete.
Take a morning stand up paddle to Dolphin Bay, take a boat to Honeymoon Island, go fishing, surfing or just simply relax. There's also a great house reef to snorkel or take the boat to the breathtaking Blue Hole! What you do today is totally up to you! Enjoy the next 2 nights here.
Today you will be picked up by boat and taken to Noguna Island stay, which is approximately a 1 hour and 45 minute boat ride away. Here you will be welcomed by the locals and taken to your private bungalow. Enjoy the next 3 nights here swimming, snorkeling, hiking, exploring and interacting with the local community.
Pack your things and say good-bye to the lovely locals you have met over the last few days. Today you will be taken back to Papatura for your last 2 nights in the beautiful Solomons! Enjoy a gorgeous sunset, a delicious meal and a good nights rest before heading to the airport tomorrow and flying back to reality!
Prices from $1399 AUD per person twin share.
Includes: 5 nights acommodation at Papatura (Rainforest lodge), 3 nights accommodation at Noguna Island Stay (Overwater bungalow), airport transfers, boat transfers between the two resorts and 3 meals daily.
*Please note flight prices are approx. $1300 AUD per person ex. BNE.
Looking for a longer trip and want to visit a few more areas? + ADD ON!
+ Add a 3 night stopover in Honiara!
Stay 2 nights at Parangiju Mountain Lodge where you can soak up the amazing stunning view over Honiara and enjoy the amazing waterfall and cave walks in this pre-historic region of Guadalcanal. You will then be picked up by a tour company who will take you for a day trip through Honiara on the Western Battlefield and Nature Sightseeing Tour. You will then be dropped off at the Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel, where you can spend the night as you wish. Your flight out to Santa Isabel will then leave the following morning. From $645pp twin share. *Waterfall tours and meals not included in cost.
+ Add a 2 night stay at the Arnavon Community Marine Protection!
On your way back to Papatura from Noguna Island Stay, stop in the breathaking Arnavons for a couple nights. 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. This is a once in a lifetime experience and definitely something to add on during your stay in Santa Isabel! From $300pp twin share.