Solomon Islands for Families and Groups
The Solomon Islands are a great place for families to travel to. Community, family and children are very important to Solomon Islanders and your family will feel at home in the Solomons.
It is important to understand that the Solomon Islands are a unique and developing part of the world that are off the beaten track. Sometimes things don’t go to plan so please consider the travel needs of your family when thinking about travelling to the Solomons. That being said, if you are happy to go with the flow and embrace island life, your family will have a diverse travel experience that will not be easily forgotten.
In Honiara, some hotels have pool areas that will be popular with the kids. When you get out of the city you’ll find many island resorts, eco-lodges and guesthouses to suit your budget and your family. Some have family bungalows on the waters edge with spacious verandas and others have self-contained apartments that may suit your family better.
Whatever option you choose, you’re guaranteed to unwind from city life and enjoy quality family time.
Whether you are an active family who likes lots of adventures or your family just wants to chill out and enjoy a beach holiday, we’ve got activities to suit.
You’ll love the snorkelling and swimming that is literally on your doorstep. The kids will love seeing the fish and turtles and they may even see a dolphin! It’s a great opportunity for them to learn about their natural environment and see the most pristine reefs in crystal clear water. And you might also like to get out on the water and try to land a fish or maybe try some kayaking.
On land, there are walking trails and historical sites that are great for families to explore. From WWII history and WWII artefacts to beautiful jungle walks the kids will have lots of fun discovering our islands. Some resorts offer a guided night-time coconut crab walk which is always a highlight.
And depending where you stay, there is likely to be a village nearby where the local children are always keen to make new friends.
A stay at Fatboys is island living at its finest where traditional meets western style convenience. The bar, restaurant and public lounge area is 100 meters out from the island over crystal clear waters. There are bungalows for couples and accommodation that offers more versatility for families.The property is only 10 minutes boat ride from Gizo Airport.
The owners of the property visited Gizo and had been told that the beautiful Island in the middle of the lagoon was being taken over by the sea. They created an oasis of eco-bungalows, rooms and water activities with a fun bar and restaurant area, where you can relax in hammocks or swing in chairs. The property is only 5 minutes boat ride from Gizo Airport.
Escaping to your own private island has never been easier and the team at Oravae are there to ensure that all distractions from home are forgotten. There is a main cottage and two separate bungalows that can be used for a family, close group or couple if they just want to indulge in the experience of having an island home to themselves. The island is only 10 minutes boat ride from Gizo Airport.
Agnes Gateway Hotel
On the banks of Munda Harbour with views over the lagoon and an open decked restaurant and bar. Stay amongst divers and anglers, with Dive Munda also on-site. The property has hotel room and cottage style accommodation and is perfectly located next to the market square and only a 3 minute walk from Munda Airport.
Zipolo Habu Resort
On Lola Island in Vona Vona Lagoon, 35 minutes boat ride from Munda, the resort is surrounded by tranquil turquoise waters, swaying tall palm trees, and white sandy beaches. Zipolo is known for sports fishing however activities can be arranged such as surfing, diving, tours of Munda and local attractions. There are varying traditional accommodation styles that provide an authentic island living experience.
Titiru Eco Lodge
Stay in an idyllic location and get back to nature. Enjoy activities such as night crabbing, canoeing in Saqiri Cove game fishing, visiting marine protected areas, and listening to the local bamboo band. Visit the local village and learn how to basket weave, go eel fish feeding and bird watching, or take The Wild Cave Tour to see bats nesting, crabs, and snakes. The lodge is 45 minutes boat ride from Munda.
Uepi Island Resort
A top dive and snorkel destination globally! Uepi has so much to offer with its perfect coral formations, outstanding marine life, and beautiful natural lush jungle. The island is 2.5km long with six traditional style bungalows, two units, and two guest rooms. With a maximum of 26 guests, feel relaxed and part of the family.
Driftwood Eco Lodge
Experience life in the trees with the jungle below and sweeping views over the Marovo Lagoon. Located about 1-2 hours boat ride from Seghe Airport, Driftwood is a private residence like no other, mixing traditional materials with Western comforts designed for relaxation. You have access to the entire house with a private cook, housekeeper, and laundry service.
Heritage Park Hotel
Centrally located, the Heritage Park Hotel is in an outstanding position for both business guests and leisure travellers who want to explore the attractions on offer in Honiara and its surrounds. The property is on the waterfront and with views from the bar out to the islands, especially breathtaking. All rooms are modern and exceptionally comfortable. The property is accessible by car from the airport.
Tavanipupu Spa & Wellness Retreat
This quaint property boasts having had British royalty stay. The grounds are manicured to perfection and handcrafted bungalows are richly appointed with all the comforts one desires. Enjoy a relaxing massage or laze away in the crystal clear water. Tavanipupu is accessible from Marau Airport, a 25 minute flight from Honiara.
In traditional style, lodgings are spacious and clean with a rustic feel. There are two twin rooms in the main lodge and two beach bungalows. Keep refreshed with a stocked bar whilst enjoying freshly cooked meals of seafood, locally grown vegetables and fruit. Enjoy fishing, river walks, waterfalls, and explore caves and reefs.
Noguna Island Homestay
About 2 hours from Suavanao, this is truly an amazing home stay experience in which you are encouraged to immerse yourself in the village lifestyle. You will be given a traditional welcome, enjoy hands on experience making tools and crafts and learn the ways of the local Melanesian culture.
Maringe Lagoon Lodge
This quaint lodge only has 3 bungalows so a total of 9 people per stay. Each bungalow has its own balcony which overlooks the picturesque lagoon, kitchenette, queen bed, single bed and bathroom. A perfect location to come for birdwatching with species such as Black Faced Pitta, Fearful Owl and Solomons Frog Mouth in residence.
Escape from the hustle and bustle and explore Pigeon Island. There are basic units at the property that accommodate 6 guests in total. Experience islands hardly explored by tourism and amazing, authentic cultural encounters. There are also reef islands to visit, pristine waterways full of marine life, and white sandy beaches.
Nugu Beach Resort
A touch of paradise with quaint bungalows made of local materials and handcrafted wall panels. The property lies on a pristine white sandy beach which you can snorkel and swim in all day. There is kayaking, available, otherwise swing from the ropes into the crystal clear water, or take a walk into the village with a local guide.
Castaway Lagoon Resort
This lagoon hideaway is only a 2-minute boat ride from Munda Harbour. With only a couple of bungalows this secluded stay is one you should not miss. Each bungalow is traditionally designed and fan-cooled, with a double and single bed, private bathroom with hot and cold water shower.
Marovo Sea Lodge
This eco-lodge is nestled along the shoreline on New Georgia Island in the Marovo Lagoon. There are 3 private traditional bungalows which sleep a maximum of 8 people. The lodge grows its own organic vegetables and uses these in the local cuisine offered to guests. Enjoy a local waterfall hike, swim with manta rays or just have a new adventure.
Ropiko Beach Resort
At the Southern end of Marovo Lagoon and 2 hours from Seghe by boat. Simply relax or enjoy snorkelling, hiking, whale watching, visiting an underwater volcano or the local village. There is a dorm-style bungalow that sleeps 10 as well as family and twin bungalows with private facilities.
Matikuri Eco Lodge
With an array of bungalows on-site offering comfortable accommodation, all in a traditional style and made from local materials. The main drawcard other than the people, is the various snorkeling hotspots with amazing corals, marine life and underwater activity to explore.
Minado Eco Lodge
Surrounded by beautiful reefs this property is ideally located to ensure you have the best experience whilst visiting the Solomon Islands. From the airport it’s a 90-minute boat ride to crystal clear turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and lush tropical jungle, ripe for an amazing adventure.
Parangiju Mountain Lodge
This traditional property is hidden in the hills located in Central Guadalcanal. Amongst the rainforest, about an hour's drive from Honiara, enjoy the spectacular views, food, and local hikes. Tenaru Falls and the Bat caves are a very popular hike and a worthwhile three-hour round trip.
Ginger Beach Retreat
Gingers is 20km from Honiara, perched on the beachfront and surrounded by lush green jungle. It is a great place to relax in clean and comfortable traditional style accommodation done well. This is a great getaway for a destination wedding or group holiday and tours can also be arranged.
Vavaghio Guest House
This remote island getaway is picture perfect and made for those that want to relax, surf, snorkel, or visit the Arnavon Community Marine Protection area in which you can learn about turtle conservation, dig for Megapode eggs, swim amongst amazing corals and go on cultural heritage tours.
Kuli Kau Tabu
This property offers cultural tourism in a spectacular natural setting to the North West of Tulagi. Roam and speak to locals in the village and help with basket weaving, fishing, or paddling in traditional canoes. It's also your opportunity to visit a half-sunken ocean liner - The World Discovery. Combine with a stay in Tulagi town.
Located on Saeraghi beach, on the Western side of Gizo. Clean and comfortable bungalow made in the traditional style including basic kitchen facilities, with crystal clear water, sunset views, and activities on your doorstep. Safe for swimming and trips for fishing, hiking, diving and island hopping are possible.
Maravagi Beach Resort
Located on Mangalonga Island, about 90 minutes from Honiara, Maravagi Beach Resort is an ideal place for budget travelers, it’s a great place for snorkeling, fishing & they also have some waves for leisure surfing. The bungalows are are basic but built on the white sandy beaches, for a rustic simple place to spend the weekend.
Papatura Island Retreat
Enjoy Papatura Island Retreat, Solomon’s oldest holiday destination and Santa Isabel’s first world standard tourism project. Relax in your beachfront bungalow with warm tropical waters lapping the white sand beach on metres from your deck. Papatura boasts excellent fishing and awesome surfing, world class reefs for snorkelling, some great tropical rainforest walks and a true culture experience unspoilt by mass tourism. Papatura Island Retreat is your island getaway and is quickly being known as one of the Pacific’s most sought after secret spots to step off the map and leave behind the worries of the modern world. Pure isolation.