Hundreds of golden treasures ripe for discovery
When the Spanish explorer Alvaro de Mendana came across the Solomon Islands in the 16th century, he believed the islands were the location of biblical King Solomon’s gold; the gold he used to build the Temple of Jerusalem. The modest amounts of gold found along Mataniko River were not enough to warrant much excitement, but were indeed a sample of the archipelago’s vast richness.
The Solomon Islands have a rare distinction however; a tropical destination that offers modern day comforts, rare beauty and exotic adventures – though one that has remained off the well-worn tourist trail. In just a few hours from Australia’s eastern seaboard, the untapped potential of the Solomons awaits, with its ancient human stories, wild and wonderful natural world, and intriguing contemporary history.
With 992 islands and atolls, the archipelago boasts natural, cultural and geographical diversity: a perfect combination for eco-tourists and adventurers, but also ideal for relaxation seekers and romantics. The islands also offer ample space from crowds, unexploited experiences, and the opportunity to explore the range and depth of Pacific Island culture. From incredible collections of WW2 memorabilia to mangrove crocodiles, lush emerald forests and vast lagoons, the Solomon Islands offer an unforgettable experience in a rapidly growing tourist industry.
Spacifica Travel offer a range of different Solomon Island travel packages to suit couples, single travellers or families. Our team of specialist travel consultants can also create a custom package specifically for you which includes all of the experiences and tours that you’re interested in, to make your holiday truly unique. For more information, contact Spacifica Travel on 1800 800 722.