Western Province New Georgia Islands

The  Solomons New Georgia group of islands, also refered too as the Western Province, are an approximate one hour flight north west of Honiara, and comprise of over fourteen islands, big and small.  They are the quintessential Pacific islands, of white sand beaches, waving palm trees and warm, clear water over colourful coral reefs teeming with life.

 

For a long time, it was just the island of Gizo that offered accommodation and extensive scuba diving activities to attract the traveller, plus it was the access point from which to visit Kennedy Island, the small island in the lagoon where US President John F Kennedy and this boat crew from the sunken patrol boat PT109, hid from the Japanese naval patrols searching for them.  They survived for 10 days with no food and limited water, until they were found by local spotters working for the resistance.

 

However, this region of the Solomons has seen the country's largest development of Eco tourism, with over a dozen resorts having opened within the last decade, offering the full range of accommodation from the basic sand between your toes, to a slightly more luxurious lodging experience.  They are all small properties mostly catering for less then twenty guests, and they all have the same concept of being at one with nature, and not impacting too much on their natural surroundings.

 

This area is not for those looking for a 5 Star resort property with marble bath rooms and lots of pampering etc. but if you are good with your own company and enjoy reading a good book, enjoying the water sports, and relaxing in an environment  close to nature, then the islands of New Georgia are an ideal spot for you.

 

Gifts for the local communties.

The Solomon Islanders, being spread around a collection of lots of smaller inhabited islands, don't always find it easy to get basic supplies or little luxuries, and really appreciate it when visitors bring small gifts with them.  The children are always pleased to receive school supplies, t-shirts, dresses, small toys and sweets, and the communities are always grateful for school supplies, practical adult clothing, reading glasses and basic medical supplies, (pain killers, insect bite cream/spray, plasters, bandages, gauze, adhesive dressing tape, Steristrips, antiseptic wash, antihistamines, electrolyte drink powder (for diarrhoea) disposable gloves, antibiotics, etc).  If you do take some village gifts with you, this will leave some space in your suitcase to take some traditional wood carvings  and souvenirs home with you, thereby also helping the communities being self-sustaining.


Transpacific's recommended hotel selection
Gizo Hotel, Gizo

Gizo Hotel, Gizo

A very pleasant, relaxed hotel overlooking Gizo Bay in the western province.

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Uepi Island Resort

Uepi Island Resort

A small, personal dive resort on a deserted island, Uepi is a great place for flexing your flippers!

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Wilderness Lodge

Wilderness Lodge

An eco-lodge property, the Wilderness Lodge offers a place to totally relax.

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 Tetepare Island

Tetepare Island

A back-to-nature Eco Lodge sleeping just 13 people surrounded by tropical rainforest.

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Fatboys Resort

Fatboys Resort

Fatboys is a popular small resort on Mbabanga Island, just a 10 minute boat ride from Gizo.

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Zipolo Habu Resort

Zipolo Habu Resort

A leading fishing resort, Zipolo Habu is a on a paradise island in a beautiful lagoon.

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 Agnes Lodge

Agnes Lodge

The historical Agnes Lodge is a budget property in a great location.

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Sanbis Resort

Sanbis Resort

A small, beachfront eco-resort with individual bungalows amongst the trees, right on the shoreline.

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