Great News for AU and NZ Solomon Islands Bound Travellers
Solomon Airlines has made it even easier for Australians and New Zealanders to connect to the Solomon Islands, and beyond to Vanuatu and Nadi with the release of its new Northern Winter timetable.
As part of the new schedule commencing 17 November, passengers travelling from Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Townsville, Perth and ex- New Zealand from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, now have plenty of time to make seamless north- bound connections to Honiara and beyond Domestic services.
The improved schedule stems from Solomon Airlines’ flights to Honiara being pushed back by half an hour to a 10.00 am departure on Mondays and Wednesdays, arriving in Honiara at 2.15 pm.
The same applies to Solomon Airlines flights ex- Honiara to Brisbane on Tuesdays and Thursdays departing at 12.00 pm and arriving in Brisbane at 2.15 pm, the new schedules allowing passengers plenty of time to make onward Australian domestic connections and New Zealand- bound flights.
Flights departing ex- Brisbane to Honiara on Fridays at 08.45am and Saturdays at 09.00am will provide seamless domestic connections in the Solomon Islands.
Flights departing from Honiara to Brisbane on Fridays and Sundays at 2.00 pm, will also provide seamless Australian and New Zealand connections.
The new schedule also means improved linkage for passengers travelling both ways on the airline’s Saturday and Sunday services between Brisbane- Vanuatu and Nadi with the airline once again offering seamless connections between all three ports.
The new schedules also offer good connecting flights arriving exUK, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and US to Honiara via Brisbane.
Flying into Gizo from Honiara with Solomon Airlines is a visual treat. Being met by Manu from Fatboys at the airport and transferred into a typical Island fast boat was seamless. Arriving at the resort to a typical Island welcome with fruity cocktails and huge smiles was a buzz. The next highlight was my room. Although I was there alone it was The Honeymoon Suite. The Villa opened out to a balcony that showed the whole panorama of the area. I could even lie in bed and view the wonderful panorama while looking down on the restaurant and bar that is at the end of a long jetty. The room had all that one would expect from comfy bed to a great bathroom along with mossie nets so the big doors could be left open at night while enjoying the sound of the ocean.
The restaurant and bar is suspended over the ocean with tropical fish visible at any time of the day or night. The food was amazing and the Solbrew was cold. The highlight was a performance from a dance group from Gizo that had a routine of modern and traditional dancing. The activities are numerous and organized by the efficient staff who came along and guided us to some amazing and historical places.. Skull Island, Kennedy dy Island, Surfing and Diving are just a feww of the great “to do “activities at Fatboys.. I highly recommend this place as one of the best island stays in The Pacific. Like the brand “Fabulous Fatboys”
Fit for royalty and ready to look after International, Australian and New Zealand visitors who want to experience Honiara, the melting pot of the varied cultures that exist in The Solomon’s.
Located along the shores of Point Cruz’s CBD, the hotels 47 rooms and 28 apartments offer Honiara’s most modern accommodation complex with an international standard of service.
The Hotel is steeped in history. Thee hotel site used to be the residence of the Western Pacific High Commissioner during the colonial era and when Solomon Islands became independent in 1978.
The current hotel building incorporates part of the original structure – the reception area, lobby, main restaurant, terrace area and kitchen contain remnants of the old once grand- dame.
“We’ve kept the original flooring in the restaurant today which came from the ballroom” says Heritage Park Hotel Manager, Sanjay Bhargava.
Developed on five acres of land in 2008, the hotel compound includes a commercial complex which houses The Bank of South Pacific and is home to Aus Aid.
Providing an international standard of service is one of the major values of the hotel “the level of service here is the same as in any international hotel in the world” Bhargava is keen to point t out.
Experience the vibrancies of Honiara or launch into the Western Province from The Heritage Park Hotel.
Located on Lola Island in Vona Vona Lagoon in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands, Zipolo Habu Resort is the lost paradise of our childhood dreams.
Nestled within a perfect blue lagoon and fringed by white sands and tall green palms, Lola truly reflects a quintessential island paradise.
The resort is the result of many years of hard work by owners Joe and Lisa Entrikin who, along with their children, designed a place for those keen to enjoy a true island living experience. Joe an ex pat American and Lisa a local from this area.
Whilst they are known for their specialty in sportsfishing in the lagoon or beyond the reef, they can also arrange diving, surfing or tours to many outstanding sites all close by.
Zipolo offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit a variety of budgets and group sizes.
The villas are treated with 24 hour power, mossie nets and very comfortable beds.
The self contained villas are generous in size and would easily accommodate a family group.
The bar is known for serving the coldest beer in the Western Province and the restaurant prides itself on our fresh seafood and unique use of local produce.
Zipolo Habu is a genuine island experience with hosts who know exactly what is required.