QUICK SOLOMON ISLANDS FACTS
Currency: Solomon Island Dollars can be withdrawn from ATMs at a few locations in Honiara as well as the surrounding islands, however keep in mind that some ATMs in the smaller islands are solar powered and don’t always work so it is best to a withdraw cash before you arrive or from one of the major cities.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as Australian power points (2 diagonal prongs), which is great for Australians and New Zealanders. Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.
Official Language: The official language of the Solomon Islands is English however the Islanders also speak Pijin/Pidgin. You’ll have no issue communicating with people here.
Health: Mosquito-borne illnesses, including malaria and dengue fever, are common throughout Solomon Islands. Protect yourself against mosquito bites and make sure to take anti-malarial medication – Contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start your medication a few days before your trip.
Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is not safe to drink, bottled water only is recommended.
Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Solomon Islands.
– Green Paw Paw Curry (curry is made from the soft but firm flesh of the unripe green papaya).
– Tuna Coconut Curry (tuna fish mixed with coconut milk, and spices).
– Poi (made from Taro, cooked and mashed).
– Kibbie Pie (meat pie with pomegranate seeds).
When to go: The dry months, when temperatures, rainfall, and humidity are at their lowest for the year, are typically the most comfortable times to visit. The ideal time of year to book a trip is generally regarded as July through September if you’re interested in visiting the sites and learning about the local culture.