Pristine reefs and untouched beaches, traditional villages, jungles strewn with wartime relics – the Solomon Islands are the South Pacific’s best-kept tropical secret. Meet the villagers of Titiru as you join in on a community day, explore a local historian’s ‘museum’ of artefacts dating back to World War II, swim and snorkel off the paradisiacal Hopei and Tetepare islands and learn about the head-hunting history of Skull Island. Spend time relaxing and absorbing the local cultures of the Solomons’ island communities as you discover a place that offers so much to the curious traveller.
- Trek through lush jungles and discover the rich underwater ecosystem and pristine reefs of the Solomon Islands with guided visits to Tetepare and Hopei islands.
- Join locals at a community day, or 'bung'. You’ll attend a church service and sit down for a feast, for firsthand experience of traditional customs and the local way of life in Titiru village.
- Learn the history of what’s known as Kennedy Island – once a secondary wartime base for US President John F Kennedy and now a far-flung paradise of rainforests and colourful coral.
- Meet Barnie Paulsen, a local man who has spent years collecting memorabilia in the jungle. Visit Barnie's backyard 'museum' full of wartime relics while he regales you with local stories.
- Take the rare opportunity to visit the skull trophies at Lola Island, more commonly called Skull Island, and learn the head-hunting histories of the Solomon Island’s tribal culture.