Relaxation, Private Beaches & Oceanfront Lodging
The Solomon Islands are a fantastic place to do as much or as little as you like. If you need to relax, recharge your batteries and get off the beaten track, then we have just the spot for you.
The area around Munda, Gizo and Seghe are the most easily accessible to tourists and offer more western-style accommodation. Our version of luxury is more unconventional and focused on experience. You won’t find any luxury resorts here but you will find an accommodation style to suit your needs. From basic comfortable rooms on the beach to a bungalow on the beach overlooking a spectacular lagoon, to a beautiful open plan over-water wooden bungalow on your own private island for you and your besties, we have an option to suit your needs.
You may be into diving or maybe snorkelling or perhaps reading a book in a hammock is more your style. One thing is for sure – you will never be far from a pristine white beach and crystal-clear water. Not relaxing is impossible!
If you are an eco-tourism buff, enjoy the eco-lodge experience and want to get back to nature, there are many eco-lodge options in the Solomon Islands.
Papatura island in the Isabel Province boasts a fantastic island getaway with fantastic snorkelling and traditional bungalow accommodation. For those that like a bit more excitement, the fishing and surfing near Papatura is awesome.
There are a number of eco lodges around Marovo Lagoon. Perhaps a private lodge for 12 guests on Gatokae Island with your own oceanfront bungalows? Or maybe a beachfront bungalow surrounded by tropical gardens is more your style? Whether you want to dive, snorkel or just relax and eat some locally caught seafood and have a SolBrew, the accommodation around Marovo Lagoon has an option to suit.
The eco-lodges in the Solomons are run by people who are passionate about the environment and supporting local people with minimal impact to the environment and will provide you with a truly unique off-the-grid experience.
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.
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.
Tavanipupu Island Resort
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.
Es Beach Lodge
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.
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.
Serahs Lagoon Hideaway
Located a short boat ride from Auki, stay in a traditional leaf bungalow with a balcony over the beautiful Langa Langa Lagoon. What makes Serah's unique is that you are staying in a traditional village. Watch the process of shell money being created, have a cooking experience and immerse yourself in Malaita local culture.
Fresh Wind Guest Haus
The property is centrally located with shops in walking distance. The rooms are clean and comfortable, some with air-conditoning. When in Kira Kira you can enjoy snorkeling in pristine waters, village visits and walks in the lush jungle.
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.
Simbo Island Lodge
For those with an adventurous spirit, walk and climb your way to the craters edge and watch locals cook megapode eggs in thermal ponds. The views of the volcanic cliffs and the lush jungle are breathtaking. Simbo Lodge offers private double and single shared accommodation options.
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.
Yawana Dive & Bungalows
This budget accommodation caters to only a small number of guests at any one time. There is a traditional bungalow, the larger Den house or the Bunkroom which has single beds. The dive shop is on-site and convenient for those who want to get straight into the water once you wake up.
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.
Evis Resort at Nggatirana Island
In the Nano and Marovo Lagoons with only a handful of bungalows amongst swaying palm trees and sandy beaches, this private experience is one you'll never forget. The bungalows and restaurant all have modern facilities and views of the lagoon. Activities are arranged by the friendly staff.
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.
Kmaga Village Stay
Try an authentic Melanesian village stay where you will immerse yourself in the village lifestyle and meet all the locals and chiefs in the area. There is only one two-bedroom bungalow with a living area and is set on a beautiful beach overlooking tranquil waters.
Berlin Lau Lagoon Homestay
This stunning location in Lau Lagoon has a rich history. The islands had been formed in the early 1900's so locals could escape the feared head hunters of the region. Berlin is built on two islands and is a homestay that would not be forgotten. You can also experience a bath which is like no other in the Solomon Islands.
The island is small which allows you to have unique island experience in one of the most unexplored places in the Solomon Islands. The lodge is located in Lake Tegano and there are only two bungalows, one set up for families and the other for two couples. There is a shared shower and flushable toilets.
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.
After just a 7 minute boat ride from Gizo Airport you will arrive to warm smiles and a well stocked bar on the dock. Each traditional style bungalow has its own private beach with stunning views across the lagoon. Whether you try the numerous water sports on offer or just relax there will be no escaping the beauty of Sanbis.
Imbu Rano Lodge
The amazing biodiverstity surrounding Imbu Rano Lodge guarantees a unique and relaxing experience. Located inland, overlooking the valleys leading to Mt Rano's crater on Kolombangara Island, Imbu Rano Lodge provides birdwatchers and nature devotees easy access to upland forests and its amazing flora and fauna.
Dolphin View Beach Guesthouse
This lesser known guesthouse is a quiet, relaxing place and named due to the dolphins that gather off the shore. With comfortable accommodation and shared facilities in Aruligho, guests can enjoy sea views, a barbecue, and the on-site bar in natural surroundings. Activities include snorkelling, canoeing and dolphin tours.
Aotaha Cave Lodge
Come and stay in a place where time stops. Aotaha is a fascinating cave located on the foot of the highest point of Bellona Island. Its a refreshingly different experience for those with an adventurous spirit. The on-site accommodation is basic however includes meals and the experience is truly unique, peaceful and off the tourist trail.
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.