Discover a little-visited destination full of a unique, fascinating culture, peerless natural beauty and paradisical beaches. Explore tropical forests, snorkel or dive in crystal-clear water and wonder at rusting wrecks from WWII, from US tanks to Japanese anti-aircraft guns to sunken battle ships. Marvel at underwater volcanoes, keep an eagle eye out for exotic wildlife and meet friendly locals.
Expect a laid-back archipelago where you can swim in the pristine waters of the Mataniko and Tenaru Falls, while away the hours with cocktails catching the gentle sea breezes, and undertake adventures like none you've ever had. Even the weariest of travellers will be thrilled by the Solomon Islands.
Land in Honiara, where you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel to spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Enjoy the next two days at leisure to venture out into the island of Gudalcanal. Regent can organise various excursions, so speak to a Regent specialist today to add a tour of the US War Memorial on Skyline Drive and the open air Vilu War Museum to your itinerary. On display here you'll find a Japanese Betty bomber, a Lockheed Lightning and many other artefacts from WWII.
Alternatively, why not try diving in Iron Bottom Sound or Tulagi and explore some of the 200-odd shipwrecks (and 690 aircraft!) that lie beneath the waves. (B)
Have another day at leisure to continue exploring. If you didn't make it to the museums or do any diving yesterday, why not try today? Or perhaps you'd prefer to take a hike to Mataniko or Tenaru Waterfalls - just speak to a Regent specialist to organise this excursion. (B)
Today take a domestic transfer from Honiara to Munda. Upon arrival, you will be met by the resort boat and taken on the roughly 20 minute journey to Zipolo Habu Resort. Once settled into your hotel you have the rest of the day at leisure to relax. (B,L,D)
Set out from the resort to visit some of the remnants left behind by the fierce WWII fighting that took place in the Solomon Islands. You'll see a fully-intact US tank, Japanese bunker systems, and 140mm shore battery guns amongst many other fascinating relics of the war.
If you're interested in local history you can also take a trip to nearby Skull Island, where you'll find the shrine of the local warrior chiefs and gain a real insight in the storied culture of the Solomon Islands. (B,L,D)
Spend the day far away from everyday life on a stunningly beautiful deserted island. Enjoy world-class snorkelling and fishing. (B,L,D)
En route to your next hotel, Fatboys Resort, stop to snorkel in azure waters over a WWII Hellcat fighter plane. Sitting 8m below the crystal-clear waves, there is nearly perfect visibility for you to explore this rusting wreck. Arrive at Fatboys Resort on Gizo with plenty of time left in the day to relax. (B,D)
This morning take the 5 minute boat ride to Kennedy Island, named after John F. Kennedy. This small uninhabited island was where Kennedy and the rest of the crew of the PT109 swam to after their boat was wrecked by a Japanese destroyer.
Return to Fatboys Resort and spend the afternoon at leisure. (B,D)
Today involves a trip to Njari Island, often called the most significant marine ecological site in the Solomon Islands. It is entirely covered in trees, with just a small spit of sand at its eastern end. Fatboys Resort has special permission to run trips to the island, so you can snorkel, swim, or just enjoy hours on the beach in the sunshine. (B,D)
Today is a free day to spend as you wish, whether that is relaxing in the sun or taking advantage of the many activities the hotel can offer. Try out a dive or borrow the resort's kayaks, paddle boards or snorkel equipment. (B,D)
Transfer by plane to Seghe this morning. A resort boat will meet you and take you to Uepi Island Resort on paradisical Marovo Lagoon. With the rest of the day to fill as you please, why not head to the house reef for a spot of snorkelling? (B,L,D)
Get an early morning start to go for a 'manta snorkel', where the resort will endeavour to provide excellent manta ray viewing opportunities. Although this cannot be guaranteed, the manta rays do come to the area regularly to feed and attend a cleaning station.
Head back to the resort for breakfast and spend the rest of the day at leisure, either exploring more of Marovo Lagoon or snorkelling on the fringing reef, full of exciting marine life. (B,L,D)
Take an excursion to Chubikopi, a small local village who still live according to their ancestors' traditional way of life. Explore the village community and see their houses, the school and chat to locals about their way of life. (B,L,D)
Enjoy a day at leisure to relax at the resort. (B,L,D)
This morning return to Seghe and fly back to Honiara, where you will be transferred to your hotel and have a final day at leisure. (B)
Transfer to Honiara airport for your onward flight.
**Please note that itineraries may be subject to change at short notice due to local conditions.
B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner