FROM THE MOMENT you step foot on the Solomon Islands, it feels as if you’ve landed at a wild frontier. The steamy equatorial nation — with almost 1000 islands across a relatively small patch of the South Pacific — is home to active volcanoes, giant crocodiles and turtles that glow in the dark. Emerald forests tumble into water with the clarity and colour of a cut sapphire, while sacred burial mounds hidden in thick jungle bear the skulls of a headhunting past.
Author: Laura Waters
Publisher: Virgin Australia