Solomon Islands Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 42%, the Solomon Islands is defined by large numbers and its historic links with World War II. This archipelago has nearly 1000 islands stretching across thousands of kilometers in Oceania, with the first settlers having arrived over 30,000 years ago! It also witnessed some of the most bitter fighting of WW II, when nearly 26,000 Japanese were killed. During the bloody Battle of Guadalcanal, President John F. Kennedy and his crew were shipwrecked on one of the islands. The innumerable wrecks from the war litter the surface of the sea around the islands and today provide some amazing diving opportunities, including the wrecks of the Casi Maru, Ghizo and Bonegi I and II. Guadalcanal is covered with points of interest from the great battles, including Red Beach, Henderson Field, Bloody Ridge and Vilu War Museum. But the blood was washed away a long time ago; the natural wonders of the archipelago are ever-lasting and include: Tenaru and Matanikau Falls; Langarana, Malaita, and Rennell Islands; Marovo and Roviana Lagoons; Tetere, Kumkum, and Lunga Beaches, Shark Point and Rainbow Passage. On the other side of the coin is, Panatina Plaza and Honiara Market, havens for souvenirs and fantastic foods. So, as you can see, it's not all about the "War"; there are plenty of other diversions in the Solomon Islands. Any way you look at it, this place is bound to please PlanetHoppers!
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Witness relics from history in a tropical island setting in Guadalcanal, the largest of the Solomon Islands and the scene of bitter fighting between Japanese and Americans during WWII. The mountainous island is covered with rain....
|Coordinates:||8 00 S, 159 00 E|
|Currency:||Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)|
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- Location: Solomon Islands