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Marau, Guadalcanal Province

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Marau, Guadalcanal Province

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.

Airport Name:

Marau Airport (RUS)




Twin otter (DH6)

Aircraft Transfer:

Transfers to and from Marau Airport are available through local operators by truck and also boat.


Guadalcanal: 93,613 (estimated census 2009)

Main Industry:

The main industries for Marau are timber milling, fishing and copra export.

Health Care:

Marau Health Center


Royal Solomon Islands Police - Phone: (+679) 23666

Main Transport:

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.

Mobile phones:

There is Mobile Coverage in Marau.


No ATM and banks at Marau.


Tavanipupu Island Resort

Tavanipupu Island Resort

A true escape to paradise, this quaint remote property even boats having senior British royalty stay. The grounds are manicured to perfection and the handcrafted bungalows are richly appointed with all the comforts one desires. You can enjoy a relaxing massage, laze away in the crystal clear water or just sit back and watch the day go by. Tavanupupu is accessible from Marau Airport, a 25 minute domestic flight from Honiara.