Where to Stay in Solomon Islands – Ultimate Accommodation Guide

The Solomon Islands is the quintessential island getaway! A unique jewel in the South Pacific.

Remote, rustic, and as authentic as it gets! Want to escape the crowds and enjoy pristine beauty in its finest form?

Where to Stay in Solomon Islands – Ultimate Accommodation Guide

The Solomon Islands is the quintessential island getaway! A unique jewel in the South Pacific.

Remote, rustic, and as authentic as it gets! Want to escape the crowds and enjoy pristine beauty in its finest form?

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We’ve visited every country in the world and want to help you get the most out of your travels!

Whether you need an expertly planned itinerary, some experienced hints and tips, or just craving a delicious food adventure, we’ve got you covered!

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We’ve visited every country in the world and want to help you get the most out of your travels!

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Then look no further; it’s all waiting right here for you. It’s the perfect time to escape to paradise!

If you’re in the planning stages of where to stay in the Solomon Islands, our ultimate accommodation guide has everything you need. 

Flights – How to Get to the Solomon Islands

If you’re flying from Australia, then your best option is to book a direct flight from Brisbane to Honiara with Solomon Airlines. You will need to book your additional domestic flights to either Gizo or Munda airport. 

For visitors travelling to the Solomon Islands from outside this region, either Fiji or Brisbane offers the best flight connections.

Search for the cheapest flight deals here

Honiara – Where to Stay in Solomon Islands’ capital city

Honiara is the capital of the Solomon Islands, and it’s most likely that your flight will arrive here.

Located on Guadalcanal Island, Honiara is a good base to spend a night before and after your connecting domestic flight to the stunning outer islands. 

There is some great accommodation available in Honiara.

Coral Sea Resort

Coral Sea Resort Honiara Room
A great choice for where to stay in Solomon Islands, Honiara – Coral Sea Resort

A stylish resort surrounded by lush tropical gardens set right along the waterfront. Rooms are modern, with thoughtful interiors. Take your choice from ocean-view rooms and luxury villas on offer, with complimentary wifi for in-house guests.

An inviting restaurant and bar await you at Coral Sea Resort.

The room rate includes a fantastic hot breakfast and a variety of fresh tropical fruit. The eggs benedict with spinach and mushrooms was a highlight for us. The coffee here is terrific, don’t miss it.

Check Rates & Availability

Heritage Park Hotel

The only 4-star luxury hotel in Honiara that offers a range of accommodation options to suit all types of travellers.

Heritage Park Hotel is another great choice when deciding where to stay in the Solomon Islands. Check Prices and Availability

Gizo – An Excellent Choice for Where to Stay in Solomon Islands

Solomon Airlines operate domestic flights from Honiara to Gizo, journey time is around 1.5 hr. Check flight deals here.

The views of the turquoise lagoons below are stunning from the air. 

Gizo Island is especially popular with surfers and divers; the marine life and WWII shipwrecks are spectacular.

‘Toa Maru’, one of the best wreck dives in the area, is located just a few minutes from Gizo. The shipwreck, measuring 130 m long and at a depth of 37m below the surface is a fascinating place to explore artifacts. 

Snorkelling is excellent in Gizo too, with some of the best snorkelling spots found at Njari Island. 

Arriving at Gizo Airport

Gizo airport is tiny. Just a runway and a small building for check-in. It’s recommended that you request a boat transfer or pick-up at the time of confirming your accommodation in Gizo. This ensures you will have a boat transfer at Gizo airport to transfer you to your accommodation provider.

Where to Stay in Gizo, Solomon Islands

Here are some of the best options for where to stay in the Solomon Islands around Gizo.

Fatboys Resort

Where to stay in Solomon Islands Fatboys Resort Very Hungry Nomads
Where to stay in Solomon Islands in Gizo? Fatboys Resort is highly recommended!

A serene beachfront location dotted with expertly thatched wooden bungalows. The welcoming team at Fatboys Resort has thought of everything.

Bungalows are super comfortable and include electricity, a fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, hot showers, and even soft fluffy towels to match the quality bedding.

Just wait until you see the views from your own personal balcony; you won’t want to leave, trust us on that one.

Where to stay in Solomon Islands - Honeymoon bungalow interior

Fatboys Resort is just a 10min banana boat transfer from Gizo airport. Upon arrival, the overwater restaurant/bar area is impressive and welcoming. They serve delicious food right here (I’m talking the best seafood and lobster we’ve eaten…ever) and the place where you can get connected online to tell family & friends back home that you’ve officially arrived in paradise.

Play a game of pool, read a book, or swing in a hammock – this is a great place to enjoy warm sea breezes and admire views of the famous (and beautiful) Kennedy Island.

We recommend you organise a boat transfer with Fatboys Resort to visit this serene little island, and don’t forget your snorkelling gear – the underwater world is fabulous here.

The staff at Fatboys can arrange a range of activities for you. Any boat transfers, snorkel gear, and kayak hire, even fishing rods too. 

Email Fatboys Resort to make a new reservation: [email protected] 

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Oravae Cottages

Where to stay in Solomon Islands - Oravae Cottages
Where to stay in Solomon Islands – Oravae Cottages

Escape to your very own paradise in Gizo and take your choice from two rustic open-plan wooden bungalows, both situated on this small, yet stunning island. Comfortable, yet simple bungalows are built using local driftwood and supplies, which adds to the charm.

Enjoy panoramic views of turquoise water visually teeming with marine life, it feels like peering into a colossal aquarium from the surface; the water is so clear. 

Accommodation Types:

Oravae Cottage – Sleeps up to 6 people

Where to stay in Solomon Islands - Oravae Cottages double room

One bedroom with double bed, plus four single beds in the living area. The cottage includes a kitchenette, an indoor shower/toilet, plus an outdoor shower.

The best part is the wooden deck that hangs over a mesmerising blue lagoon. You can throw on your flippers and snorkel and jump in right here. Of course, it comes complete with hammocks and deck chairs to relax and admire the spectacular views.

The Penthouse – Sleeps 2 people 

Where to stay in Solomon Islands Oravae Cottages Gizo Rooms

An overwater bungalow with a double bed, indoor toilet, and outside shower. The large wooden deck is the ideal place to catch the sea breezes across the beautiful lagoon.

Prices

  • AU$350 per couple per night $160/per additional person– includes all meals and transfers to and from Airport/Gizo
  • AU$300 per night for solo travellers including all meals and transfers
  • Children under 15 get a 20% discount if staying with two adults
  • Excursions and additional visits to Gizo are extra

View their website for more information. Contact the family-run team at Oravae Cottages to make a reservation.

Urilolo Lodge

Situated in Saeragi, a humble little village on the northern point of Gizo Island, Urilolo Lodge accommodation is set on a stunning curved beach.

Your host and the welcoming locals in the village are what will undoubtedly make your stay even more memorable. And, if you’re travelling on a budget, this property will be a little easier on your wallet.

Where to stay in Solomon Islands - Saeragi Urilolo Lodge Kids
Saeragi – Urilolo Lodge is a great place to stay to meet the locals.

Accommodation is a simple cabin set right on the beach. You have the choice to self-cater (recommend you pick up food supplies on arrival in Gizo before making your way here), or have your meals prepared by your hosts for a very fair price. We’d recommend this option, as the food in the Solomon Islands was fantastic.

William, your host at Urilolo Lodge is a wonderful man, very knowledgeable, and keen to ensure guest comfort. He will arrange a pick-up from Gizo airport and can arrange any activities you’d like to do during your stay. 

The most popular options are fishing excursions, snorkelling & diving, Island Tours, and hiking. Read more details and information about available activities at Urilolo Lodge below.

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Accommodation Rates – All in SBD (Solomon Dollars)

$270 per person per night (AU$48)

$360 twin/double per night (AU$64)

$400 for 3 people per night (AU$72)

Children under 3 yrs FREE

Children Aged 3 – 14 yrs $100 per night (AU$18)

Meals

Breakfast $40 per person (AU$7)/ Lunch $60 per person (AU$10.50) / Dinner $80 per person (AU$14)

Children 3-14 yrs, half price

Guests can self-cater, $20 per day additional charge for gas. (AU$3.50)

For more information or to make a new reservation, email your host, William. Details Below:

Urilolo Lodge Gizo Islands Solomons Contact Details

Sanbis Resort

Another premier resort that is sure to impress! Located on a secluded island and less than 7 minutes from Gizo by boat, each bungalow has a modern ensuite with hot water and gorgeous views across the sparkling blue lagoon.

The resort bar & restaurant area is breezy and welcoming, with beautiful wood handcrafted tables, and chairs to relax and enjoy island vibes. 

Sanbis Resort Gizo
Sanbis Resort Gizo

The resort has a dive shop on-site with all the latest gear and staff can arrange many activities and diving adventures for guests.

For more information or to make a new reservation, visit Sanbis Resort website or email [email protected]

Munda – A Top Choice for Where to stay in Solomon Islands

Munda is a very popular island for scuba divers. Munda Airport receives weekly domestic flights from Honiara and Gizo. Check domestic flight deals here.

For visitors who have an interest in visiting Skull Island on Vona Vona Lagoon, a popular day trip runs from Munda.

Skull Island is considered a sacred place by locals, and visitors must be accompanied by the Chief. 

Where to stay in Solomon Islands Kids in Village

In terms of accommodation options in Munda, you can choose from a range of eco-friendly bungalows and properties. We’ve listed two popular choices below:

Zipolo Habu Resort

Situated on Lola Island and a 20-minute banana boat ride from Munda Airport, this is a top choice for your island getaway.

Accommodations range from traditional bungalows to Semi-Deluxe and Deluxe Bungalows.

All bungalows have basic kitchenettes for self-catering. This place is known as the Solomon Islands’ premier fishing resort.

Zipolo Habu Resort Solomon Is Bungalows
Zipolo Habu Resort Credit: http://www.zipolohabu.com.sb/

They offer a range of day trips to guests to explore the region or visit local villages.

The resort also offers hiking and snorkelling trips, jetty fishing, and kayak hire. The restaurant offers some wonderful dishes, and of course, there’s a bar where you can enjoy a cold beer at the end of another day in paradise. 

Check out Zipolo Habu Resort for more information or to make a reservation.

Titiru Eco Lodge

This rustic and friendly lodge, nestled in a private bay, offers a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere.

Titiru Eco Lodge offers accommodation in traditionally designed bungalows in the huge organic garden, which are sea-facing and overwater. The bungalows are suited for solo travellers, couples, and families. 

You can choose from activities such as exploring the mangrove waters in a dug-out canoe, fishing, diving, and snorkelling in nearby reefs, cultural village tours, forest walks, hiking, and more.

Rates from AU$67 to AU$96 per night. 

Email Tourism Solomons for more information or to make a new reservation. A big thank you to Tourism Solomons for hosting our stay.

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