The Temotu province is located in the far east of the Solomon Islands, it’s geographically closer to Vanuatu than it is to its own capital – Honiara. Temotu Province is made up of three islands namely Santa Cruz, Reefs Islands and the Duff Islands(Outer Islands). Temotu offers a historical and culturally unique experience for visitors.
The islands are scattered with white sandy beaches, with good snorkelling and surfing along the south coast, and ancient Pacific Kauri trees grow at Vanikoro and Santa Cruz.
There is plenty of history to be discovered in Temotu – the French La Perouse wrecks were found here, and Spanish explorer Alvaro de Mendana entered the Solomons archipelago through this province.
You will also find Tinakula in Temotu – an impressive volcano island that erupts approximately every hour with a plume of ash and smoke.
Provincial capital: Lata
Airport: Santa Cruz (SCZ) serving Lata, Lomlom (LLM) serving Reef Islands
Seaport: Lata is the main port and other selected ports around the Province