The Munda Airport is the cutest little timber shack I’ve ever seen. A small crowd hovers in the shade, waiting for us to disembark so they can catch our plane back to Honiara, from whence we came.
Expecting a slightly more sophisticated system, we step up into the foyer to collect our bags but are embarrassed when we realise that a guy has loaded them on to a trolley from the cargo hold and we must retrieve them ourselves. It’s a simple yet efficient arrangement that opens my eyes to the kind of experience we are about to have on this tiny island in the North West of the Solomons.
A hotel transfer has been arranged and we load our baggage into the car. Again, we are embarrassed when the vehicle pulls up to the Agnes Gateway Hotel exactly one minute, and 300 metres, later. In moments, we are transfixed by a view of the sparkling blue water of the lagoon and enjoying our first beer in Munda on the resort’s new deck.
Author: Danielle Norton
Publisher: Intrepid Travel
Date: March 13 2019