Of course everyone has different needs but we trust you’ll find this a useful start to planning what to bring and what to leave behind on your Solomon Islands adventure!
You don’t need to pack much but whatever you do, don’t forget these:
- Swimwear for the beach and hotel or resort
- Lightweight, quick drying t-shirts
- Quick drying shorts for walking
- A loose skirt or sarong for town and village visits
- Hat or cap
- Lightweight waterproof jacket
- Comfortable walking shoes or teva style walking sandals, ideally well-worn in
- First aid kit
- 30+ sunscreen and a good insect repellent are really important
- Snap lock plastic bags are ideal for keeping things dry and organised
- Baby wipes, for… a million and one uses
- Your camera and charger
- Your sense of adventure!
If you’re looking forward to the water activities you might want to bring your own well fitting, comfortable mask, snorkel and fins however that sort of equipment can also be hired pretty easily once you arrive.
Strongly recommended items
If you’ve still got room, you’ll be glad you brought these:
A light, long sleeved cotton shirt or top
A small torch or head lamp
A comfortable day pack
Compact binoculars for bird and wildlife spotting
A book for some alone time and playing cards for making new friends
A few energy bars!
Solomon Islands standard electricity is 220-240 volts so it’s also worth checking if you’ll need a travel adaptor.
Any spare t-shirts or other practical clothing is greatly appreciated by villagers. Basic medical supplies such as band aids and bandages, dressing tape, SteriStrips, paracetamol and antiseptic washes like Dettol are also always much needed.
Don’t pack too much and definitely leave behind your valuables, your cold weather clothes and copies of all your travel documents, insurance and credit card details with someone you trust.