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The Solomon Islands are an archipelago located in the postcard-perfect South Pacific, that claim hundreds of islands under its name, with six being more widely known. Little tourism traffic makes its way to the rugged presentation of tropical beauty. Coral reefs add multiple green and blue hues to the waters, which beckon to be snorkeled or paddled. Coming here means one will be treated to a raw, island vacation with native food, untouched surroundings and serenity. Accommodations can be hard to come by, so we’ve rounded up a list of the best Airbnbs in the Solomon Islands.
On Noguna Island, is this off the grid hut constructed of wood and other simplistic materials, which pair gorgeously with turquoise water it hovers above. Immersing into the culture is what this Airbnb is all about, as there’s minimal modern distraction and an abundance of locals around. Have someone prep your daily catch traditionally, book a boat trip around island mangroves or reef, and snorkel until your heart’s content.
Located within a family operated eco-lodge, which runs off solar power but still offers central facilities, this water bungalow is like camping, but better. Crafted according to tradition, the wooden dwelling allows breezes to flow in, and guests to have unobstructed gazes of the surroundings.
Driftwood is earthy, airy, and warm all at the same time, with its authentic structures featuring construction from 70% fallen and reclaimed trees. A bit of luxury is tossed into the mix with designer furniture, but it’s still all very down to earth. Roam edible gardens, enjoy three provided meals a day, and the most stunning snorkeling spots you may have ever seen.
Privately nestled in Peava, guests are treated like royalty by hosts who provide impressive meals and room service. A house in addition to a bungalow can comfortably accommodate six guests on the peaceful waters. Literally enjoy the fruits of the land, as juicy varieties grow amongst the surrounding trees.
Off the coast of Gizo is another eco-lodge, with just three bungalows, each with different personalities, available to travelers. For panoramic views, go for the penthouse, for adventure, the treehouse is stellar and last but not least is the main bungalow with a six-person capacity. Hosts assure there are plenty of inflatables, boats and gear available to guests, so not a moment on the water is missed.
Referred to as “Imagination Island”, a small sliver of land, and lots of surrounding reef, house a handful of modest bungalows fitting to the landscape. Here, it’s all about the water and spending as much time as possible exploring, via swimming, snorkeling, or just daydreaming from the private porch.
For the practical adventure who still loves incredible glimpses of tropical surroundings, we have this condominium. Situated on a ridge overlooking Honiara, major perks include a rather nice bathroom, kitchenette, and even laundry service. So if you’re not wanting to miss out on too many comforts from home, this one’s got you covered.
These studios offer a clean, polished option for travelers, with amenities that lean more on the contemporary side for the islands. It can be difficult to find great places to stay in Honiara, and this establishment is compared to an oasis. Upgraded sinks, filtered water, snacks—it’s practically a five-star resort!