The Solomon Islands had been next on my bucket list for several years. They appealed to me because they lie in the middle of the coral triangle, and I hoped their remoteness would promise less spoiled coral reef ecosystems. I enjoy traveling to places that are off the beaten path and have yet to be overrun by tourists.
And the Solomon Islands are exactly that. This archipelago is made up of 992 islands situated between Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. There are more than 70 different languages spoken throughout the islands, making it one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world. It is a bit of a jaunt to get there from most parts of the world, but you will be greatly rewarded if you accept the challenge. The majority of flights to the Solomon Islands connect through Brisbane, Australia, or Nadi, Fiji.