Marau, Guadalcanal Province
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Marau Sound is an airport located at the eastern end of Guadalcanal Island, in Guadalcanal Province. It has a small airstrip that provides domestic airport flights between Solomon Islands Capital, Honiara and Marau Sound. The airport has scheduled flights provided by Solomon Airlines, using DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft going four times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays. The flight from the capital takes about one and a half hours.
In 1896 a large and profitable trading station was established on Tavanipupu (Crawford) Island in Marau Sound. It is now the site of the Tavanipupu Resort, which was visited by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2012.
Marau Airport (RUS)
Twin otter (DH6)
Transfers to and from Marau Airport are available through local operators by truck and also boat.
Guadalcanal: 93,613 (estimated census 2009)
The main industries for Marau are timber milling, fishing and copra export.
Marau Health Center
Royal Solomon Islands Police - Phone: (+679) 23666
Main transport options include a boat ride or dugout canoes to the islands.
There are no Taxis in Marau.
Internet services are available through PF Net.
There is Mobile Coverage in Marau.
No ATM and banks at Marau.
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.
Conflict Bay Lodge
Located in the beautiful Marau Sound an easy walk from Marau Airport, this comfortable locally owned lodge renowned for its friendly hospitality, offers 4 bedrooms, three meals a day, and activities such as sand island tours, snorkeling, kayaking, bicycle riding, trekking, and local village cultural experiences.
Milk Fish Lodge
Located on the island of Marapa in the Marau Sound, and accessible via boat transfers from Marau Airport, Milk Fish Lodge offers the ultimate setting for a relaxing getaway, simple, comfortable bungalows in natural surroundings with meals provided daily, waterfalls, treks, and small islands to explore on their doorstep.