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March 25, 2019

Inside the dark history behind the idyllic paradise resort Kennedy Island

The island ticks all the boxes: crystal clear water beaching itself on white sand, the smell of sea salt and coconut oil in the air and […]
November 3, 2017

Castaway Pleasure

From the over-water bar at Fat Boys Resort in the Solomon Islands, lobster tails and cold beers are served with views to nearby Kennedy Island. The […]
March 12, 2017


There are very few places in the world that can lay claim to being truly unspoiled. Mbabanga Island, in the Solomon Islands’ Western Province, is one. […]
April 23, 2016

The Solomon Islands – Sunbirds and Treeswifts

I donned my bird watching hat, slung my binoculars over my shoulders and grabbed three weeks’ worth of malaria tablets before leaving for a bird watching […]
March 16, 2016

Fatboys Swim: The Amazing Resort Only a Lucky Few Can Visit

Typical of many Solomon Islanders, Fatboys Resort manager Mano Ziru Dhari is a friendly, yet slightly shy guy. But ask him what guests must do when […]
January 1, 2016

JFK’s Heroic Link to the Solomons

November saw the 52nd anniversary of the assassination, in 1963, of US president John F. Kennedy. Twenty years earlier, Kennedy, then a US Navy lieutenant, was […]
July 1, 2015

JFK’s Castaway Island

In a lifetime of lunches, this one, on a sunny deck overlooking broad Gizo Lagoon, surely must be among my very best. The dish is crayfish […]
May 1, 2014

A Walk on the Wild Side

The Solomon Islands is an untapped resource for those wanting to escape the tourist route and create their own adventure. Reminiscent of what nearby Fiji may […]
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