Tavanipupu Private Island Resort, Marau Sound

Tavanipupu Private Island Resort is located in Marau Sound, only 25 minutes east by air from the capital of Honiara; this privately owned 5 star island is the South Pacific’s best kept secret…

Now if your idea of paradise is handcrafted bungalows with decadent king sized beds, some of the best food on the planet, ice cold beer, crystal clear water teeming with life, a relaxing massage over the water, real local people who wait on you hand and foot, and all of this on a small private island located in one of the wildest places left on earth, well then, you have just found your “paradise”.

Tavanipupu is a dream created by English interior decorator Dennis Bellote and his late partner Keith Paske in the 1970’s. Bellote tells the story of when he arrived on the island it was overgrown and needed a lot of hard work and elbow grease to reach its current state. Bellote, now in his 80’s, still lives on the island, which has been run by new owners since late 2008.

Today the island is a tropical paradise surrounded by a vast turquoise lagoon. Manicured lawns studded with lines of coconut palms are the only remaining evidence of Tavanipupu’s colourful past.

Marau Sound will exceed your expectations for unspoiled beauty, solitude, and an incredible range of recreational opportunities.  Don’t miss the chance to explore this uncommon gem, isolated from the ravages of modernity and untouched by the inflexible grip of industrialization.

We offer boat excursions throughout the sound that include visits to native villages, and uninhabited tropical isles so enchanting that you will dream of them for years to come.

We also provide world-class charter fishing tours, as well well bicycling tours of the bush tracks on the Guadalcanal mainland. We have a range of scuba diving equipment, and can guide you to dive spots of which Cousteau himself only dreamed.  Surfers may bring their own equipment for an unforgettable trip beyond the reef to catch long, smooth rides on endless tropical sets.

Although this resort is technically a child-free zone, the proprietors will allow “well behaved” children into the resort. This is in no way a personal vendetta against our future leaders, but a result of previous damages and problems caused.

  • Waterfront location
  • 3 restaurants
  • Nightclub
  • Beautiful garden setting
  • Large Swimming Pool
  • Poolside bar
  • Several room types to choose from
  • Conference and function centre for up to 250 people
  • Fitness Centre
  • General store and gift shops
  • Nail parlour
  • ATM
  • Babysitting service
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry service
  • On call doctor service
  • Money exchange
  • Air conditioning
  • Queen Size or twin single room configuration
  • Innerspring mattresses
  • All ensuite shower rooms
  • Tea and coffee facilities with bar fridge and mini bar
  • Remote controlled Satellite TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • In room electronic safe
  • Baby cots available
  • Kitchenette and laundry in suites and apartments
  • Honiara city tour
  • WWII history tours
  • Snorkelling

All local options nearby:

  • Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Day trips

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