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A sim­i­lar con­trast can be found be­tween the enig­matic and thor­oughly en­joy­able Imag­i­na­tion Is­land Coral Reef Re­sort, and Her­itage Park Ho­tel; once again show­cas­ing the mix of ocean ad­ven­ture, and so­phis­ti­cated hospi­tal­ity that now ex­ist har­mo­niously, of­ten within yards of each other.

Al­ter­nately, the grow­ing num­ber of low-mid bud­get ac­com­mo­da­tions is di­ver­si­fy­ing the sec­tor even more; the Rock Haven Inn and Hibis­cus Homes­tay per­fect ex­am­ples of a grow­ing home-from-home ex­pe­ri­ence that can now be found across the nine prov­inces and that are of­ten per­fect for the busi­ness trav­eller de­mo­graphic.

From th­ese bases, the leisure ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer leave lit­tle by way of sur­prise, but ev­ery­thing in terms of ad­ven­ture and amaze­ment. And once again, this needn’t be a choice be­tween plea­sure and busi­ness, with much of the coun­try’s ocean-based ac­tiv­i­ties a mere stones-throw from the key towns and cities.

The afore­men­tioned Marovo La­goon is chief among the ‘plea­sure’ cat­e­gory, its coral reefs hav­ing been de­scribed as the “eighth won­der of the world”. Bonegi of­fers a slight vari­a­tion on the theme how­ever. In 1942, two large Ja­pa­nese freighters sank 12 kilo­me­tres off the coast of Ho­niara, and the re­mains now serve as a poignant div­ing nir­vana rem­i­nis­cent of an en­larged fish tank dis­play.

Kolom­ban­gara Vol­cano and Mataniko Falls will give you the chance to ex­plore na­ture in all its glory should time - and fit­ness - al­low, but in­land pur­suits are equally catered for should his­tory, cul­ture and cui­sine be more your style. Vilu War Mu­seum and Ho­niara’s Cen­tral Mar­ket are ex­pe­ri­ences not to miss to this end.

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