Some important tips to guide you through on your adventure to Solomons.
Solomon Islanders have a rich culture and observe many traditional ‘kastoms’. These vary between provinces. When visiting the different provinces, ensure you ask permission before taking photos of people and places.
The Solomon Islands is a cash economy and only the major hotels accept international credit cards. We recommend having multiple ways to access money.
There are a number of commercial banks with branches and ATMs in Honiara. There are limited ATMs located in the provinces.
Informal lightweight clothing is appropriate, including comfortable footwear. While beachwear is acceptable at hotels and resorts, it is culturally appropriate to cover the thighs to your knee when in town or a village.
When to travel
The Solomon Islands is hot and humid all year round, with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. There are two distinct seasons- a wet season from November to April and a dry season from May to October. The dry season is when rainfall, humidity and temperature are at their lowest. Cooling sea breezes help moderate temperatures on the coast all year round.
Internet and phones
Within the major towns in the Solomon Islands there is mobile and internet coverage. Connectivity in the some of the smaller towns and remote areas is patchy. If you are planning on using internet during your visit, we recommend you purchase a local sim card and a data plan. Alternatively, your accommodation provider may offer Wi-Fi packages.