Romance in the Solomons

The Solomon Islands is a maritime playground with more than its fair share of tropical island sanctuaries and deserted beaches. This timeless paradise is the perfect setting for a romantic retreat.

Why go?

To escape to a place with a difference. The Solomons are still off the well beaten tourist trails, an unspoilt secret and a place you and your partner can really relax, unwind and focus on each other.

Go for the friendly smiling welcome, the handmade wedding leis of fragrant tropical flowers, the swaying palm trees on slivers of white powdery sand, the exquisite coral reefs teeming with fish you've never seen and go because there are sunsets to be watched that turn the sky ridiculously brilliant shades of pink and orange.

Where to stay?

You'll find the perfect hideaway in the Solomons, whether you're romantic dream includes five star luxury or a simple shelter on the edge of a turquoise lagoon. The young royals, William and Kate chose the secluded island resort of Tavanipupu for their romantic stay and you too could indulge in a beachfront bungalow and a gentle spa  and massage overlooking the coral sea.

You may prefer a more simple hideaway but you can be sure that the service will come with the same smiles, the same pristine warm waters will lap at your feet and the sunsets will be just as perfect, wherever you stay.

What to do?

Pack your snorkel gear - or hire it when you arrive, your walking shoes and your camera. The Solomons are the perfect destination for an adventurous couple or those just wanting to escape to a different world.

Take your partner on a sunrise kayak, sharing the start of the day with a pod  of dolphins. Dine under the stars at the water's edge. Arrange to be dropped off at your own private romantic beach for a picnic lunch. Go scuba diving together, surfing, hiking or beachcombing. Or you could lie back in a hammock for two and do absolutely nothing.