Solomon Islands Tours & Holidays
At this stage we don't have any organised trips to the Solomon Islands.
That said, Intrepid can create tailor-made tours to many destinations, including the Solomon Islands. Our fully customised trips still offer the same small group experiences with local leaders, but made just the way you want it. Simply fill out your details on our Tailor-Made page and one of our travel specialists will be in touch.
Solomon Islands at a glance
Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)
English is the official language and spoken widely. There are 63 distinct languages across the islands, with Pijin or Pidgin English used by most locals.
(UTC/GMT + 11) Honiara
Type I (Australian/New Zealand) 220-240 V
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Solomon Islands travel FAQs
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Check the Essential Trip Information section of the itinerary for more information.
Bargaining or tipping in restaurants and shops is not traditionally part of Melanesian culture in the Solomon Islands but if you receive good service you can consider a 10 per cent tip.
The Solomon Islands has several phone networks and good internet service available. Phone cards can be purchased throughout major centres and most hotels provide Wi-Fi. Check with your phone provider to find out if they offer mobile roaming in the Solomon Islands.
Local networks such as Telekom and Vodafone offer phone service in most areas. Global roaming with other networks may not work in the Solomon Islands. Check with your network provider.
It's likely that you’ll encounter different types of toilets while travelling in the Solomon Islands. Western-style flushable toilets are commonly found in high-end resorts, hotels and restaurants, while squat toilets are common in rural areas and homes. Be prepared by carrying your own supply of toilet paper and soap, as these aren't always provided.
Local beer in a bar or restaurant = 30 SBD
Simple lunch = 100 SBD
Three-course meal = 500 SBD
Drinking tap water in the Solomon Islands isn’t recommended. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying small bottles of water and refill a reusable water bottle or canteen wherever you can. Check with your hotel and guide as to whether drinking water dispensers are available during your trip.
Credit cards are widely accepted at hotels and restaurants in the capital of Honiara and major towns.
You can find ANZ and Bank South Pacific (BSP) ATMS in Honiara, Munda, Auki and Gizo
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Discretion is advised when visiting the Solomon Islands. Homosexuality is technically illegal (although this is rarely enforced) in many South Pacific countries. Excessive public displays of affection – both heterosexual and of any sexuality are frowned upon in most South Pacific societies.
Intrepid takes the health and safety of its travellers seriously and takes every measure to ensure that trips are safe, fun and enjoyable for everyone. We recommend that all travellers check with their government or national travel advisory organisation for the latest information before departure:
Go to: Smart Traveller
Go to: Canada Travel Information
From the UK?
Go to: UK Foreign Travel Advice
From New Zealand?
Go to: Safe Travel
From the US?
Go to: US Department of State
The World Health Organisation also provides useful health information.