Several airlines fly from Adelaide to Honiara including Solomon Airlines, Virgin Australia, Qantas and Fiji Airways. The Spirit of Enderby is an ice class sturdy 50 passenger expedition cruise ship built as a research vessel. Cabins are functional and expedition crew offer a wealth of information. The Secrets of Melanesia cruise will be repeated in October 2016. Priced from $US5995 ($A8324) a person plus $US600 discovery fund payment.
WHERE TO STAY
For Honiara hotels and touring contact Rodney at Guadalcanal Travel Service In Port Vila, Coconut Palms Resort is located on the hillside overlooking the harbour while Erakor Island Resort offers views out to a pretty lagoon.
WHEN TO GO
Dry season from May to October.
Solomon Island Visitors Bureau
Vanuatu Tourism Office