Fatboys is on the island of Babanga, which is one of the hundreds of little islands that make up the Solomon Islands. It’s near Gizo (on the island of Ghizo), which is the second biggest town in the country.
If you’ve never been to The Solomons then those names would not mean anything. It’s probably best to describe it as being on a remote tropical island, yet only ten minutes away by boat from the airport of Gizo – the second largest “city” in the country. I say “city” as Gizo has a population of 6000 people and feels more like a large market town. Getting here is an adventure in itself as it involves flying what must be one of the worlds most scenic commercial airline routes.
We came from Munda, which is over an hour away by boat. That was also an adventure that involved stopping off at some scenic little islands on the way.
Fatboys Resort has one main building that is set on a pier in a reef, and there are stand-alone bungalows on the waterfront.
Author: James Clark
Publisher: Nomadic Notes