The Solomon Islands is a small nation of 992 islands in the South Pacific. Guadalcanal is a province and one of the largest islands, which is home to the nation’s capital, Honiara.
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- Currency: Solomon Island Dollars can be withdrawn from ATMs at a few locations in Honiara as well as the surrounding islands, however keep in mind that some ATMs in the smaller islands are solar powered and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.