Honiara is the capital of the Solomon Islands. This South Pacific port city is filled with tons of opportunities to immerse yourself in Polynesian culture and learn about its ties to World War II. It remains largely untouched, leaving much of its natural beauty for you to discover. Honiara is perfect if you’re looking to get active with exciting outdoor activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, kayaking, fishing, surfing, and/or birdwatching. Plus, with so many wonderful resorts and postcard-like scenery, you can easily plan a romantic getaway to this destination.
December is an ideal time to visit Honiara, as it is one of its warmest months, and you’ll be able to enjoy the atmosphere of the Solomon Islands.
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These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Honiara, along with a brief description:
♦ National Museum
Honiara’s National Museum is the only national museum and cultural center of the Solomon Islands. This museum in particular houses World War II relics, as well as a few archaeological and natural history displays. Some of the things you can view here include artwork, photography, books, and more. The complete collection of artifacts totals over 2,000 items!
♦ Japanese War Memorial
If you’re interested in war history, you might consider stopping by the Japanese War Memorial. This monument pays respects to the Japanese casualties of World War II’s Battle of Guadalcanal, and provides a peaceful atmosphere for you to read the inscriptions and reflect. Plus, the monument is located on top of Mt. Austin, which offers some stellar views!
♦ American War Memorial
For even more of an insight into World War II, you can also check out the American War Memorial. This memorial pays respects to the U.S. soldier casualties of World War II and consists of multiple marble plaques. This is a great way to discover more about the numerous battles and campaigns that took place in the Solomon Islands during the war. Located on top of a hill, this memorial also provides you with some great views of Honiara.
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