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Taro Island, Choiseul Province

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Taro Island, Choiseul Province

Location

Taro Island is a small island in the Solomon Islands and is the provincial capital of Choiseul Province. Before WWII, all of Taro Island was a coconut plantation.Taro Island is located in Choiseul Bay off the northwest coast. You can get to Taro by boat, or by air with Taro Airport being Choiseul Bay (CHY).

Airport Name:

Choiseul Bay Airport (CHY)

Province:

Choiseul

Aircraft:

Twin otter (DH6)

Aircraft Transfer:

The Airport is located on Taro Island, and in walking distance. Boat transfers are available at Taro market.

Population:

26,379

Main Industry:

Taro is the Provincial Capital for Choiseul Province. Industries include logging, timber milling, small scale fishing and wholesale marine products.

Health Care:

Taro Hospital is the main referral hospital for health care in the Choiseul Province.

Police:

Royal Solomon Islands Police on Taro - Phone: (+677) 63100

Main Transport:

The main transport is by boat.

Taxis:

Taxis are available on Taro Island

Internet:

Internet coverage provided by Solomon Telekom.

Mobile phones:

Mobile phones and Solomon Telekom SIM cards are available from Telekom office on Taro Island.

ATMs:

There is an ANZ ATM in Taro which accepts Cirrus and Maestro and a BSP Bank agent.

Tours and Activities

Waterfalls in Choiseul

Waterfalls in Choiseul

Tumbling rapids, winding rivers, and steep waterfalls are plentiful around the Northern tip of Choiseul, including Choiseul Bay.

Village Tours at Taro Island

Village Tours at Taro Island

Village tours are available on request. If you choose to tour by boat, keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles who may glide past you or could be basking in the sun.

Bush Walking on Taro Island

Bush Walking on Taro Island

Explore Choiseul Province’s rich flora and fauna and visit the places where cannibals once roamed. The lush forests of Choiseul Province was also the home of the Kuvojo, a pigeon (Microgoura Meeki) endemic to the province and presumed extinct. Tours are available on request.

Accommodation

Es Beach Lodge

Es Beach Lodge
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This is a family run business handed down from father to son. The views over Choiseul bay are magnificent with frequent sightings of dolphins and other marine life. The lodge is conveniently located near the Town Centre and is only minutes walk from the airport. The style of accommodation is budget however the views are priceless.

Island Transit Motel

Island Transit Motel
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This convenient location is only 1 minute walk from the airport. The property is the largest on the island and has compact and comfortable rooms on offer. All rooms are clean and affordable.