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Bellona Island, Rennell/Bellona Province

Bellona Island, Rennell/Bellona Province

Bellona Island is densely populated and its interior is lush and fertile. There are ten villages on Bellona Island. The nearby Bellona Shoals were the site of a few shipwrecks making great dive zones. On the western end of Bellona Island at Ngabenga there were sacred stone gods. Bellona Island is located 180 km South East of Guadalcanal Island. The island is about 10 km long and 8 km wide. Bellona is the smaller of the two islands that make up the Rennell and Bellona Province.

Airport Name:

Bellona Island

Province:

Rennell/Bellona

Aircraft:

Twin otter (DH6), Islander (BN2)

Aircraft Transfer:

Transfer from Rennell Airport should be arranged in advance.

Population:

Rennell and Bellona Province: 3,025 (2010 census estimates)

Main Industry:

Subsistence farming is the main industry for Rennell.

Health Care:

Clinic located in Nuku village

Police:

Royal Solomon Islands Police Constables located in Bellona

Main Transport:

Getting around Rennell is by bicycle. There are no taxis in Rennell.

Internet:

Internet is accessible through pf net

ATMs:

There are no ATM’s on Rennell.

Attractions

Tapuna Caves

The Tapuna Caves have an incredible history. This is where the original inhabitants of Bellona (Hiti) used to live.

One Bay

One Bay is the most beautiful part of Bellona Island with a mile long beach, shallow beautiful water, and a calm blue water.

Ahanga

The west end of Bellona Island at the lowest part of Bellona Island is Ahanga. With white sand and a beautiful setting, you can also see incredible sunsets from here.