What our Clients have said
Andrew from Solomon Island Holidays was very helpful and provided us with prompt, efficient and competitive price booking for our trip to the Solomons. His knowledge and recommendations should not be taken for granted. I am more than happy to recommend Solomon Island Holidays. Heidi, January 2018, via Facebook
We recently visited Tavanipupu, a very romantic destination. We found the reef had some damage from an earthquake and star fish, but provided pleasant snorkelling. Meals, accommodation, the staff and the lovely setting, were perfect. Getting to these places is an adventure that you would rarely experience. Remote airstrips, followed by the banana boat ride the resort. What could possibly go wrong you ask? Through no fault from anyone but Solomon Air, our first flight was cancelled requiring an overnight stay in Honiara. Honiara is a dump. We would not advise anyone to go there. Filthy, overcrowded, unbearable traffic congestion, dusty, smelly, smokey. Avoid the city and experience the remote areas of this beautiful country. Oh, five days later our missing, thanks to Solomon Air, luggage finally arrived. This is where you need the professional support from agents such as Andrew who with Tavanipupu finally tracked it down and obtained fair compensation for our misfortune. Over many years of visiting the Solomons Andrew has never failed to disappoint with organising our adventures. Pam & Phil, December 2017, via Facebook.
We were absolutely thrilled with our vacation in the Solomon Islands and the terrific support we received from Andrew at Solomon Island Holidays! We feel incredibly grateful to have found Andrew, especially since we had been attempting to organize all of the logistics from the U.S. with very little success. Andrew was helpful, responsive and very accommodating. In addition to booking our trip to the Solomons, Andrew arranged many of our flights and accommodations in Australia. He was prompt and efficient, and even checked in with us throughout the trip to make sure we were aware of any flight changes. We wholeheartedly recommend Solomon Islands holidays!!! Lesley and Dave, July 2017
We travelled out to the Solomon Islands in January of this year after a couple of weeks in Australia. Andrew arranged all our inter island flights, no mean feat given the lack of reliable timetables, general infrastructure and even planes! Andrew also arranged our accommodation in the islands – we had a bit of a disaster in Honiara but that was more of my doing and I should have trusted Andrew’s knowledge and expertise! The islands are truly magical and I would thoroughly recommend them if you love your diving, want somewhere that’s still pretty untouched and have the patience to cope with the unexpected in changes to travel plans. I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew and very much hope to be in touch to arrange another visit in future… you really do need someone who understands the islands to get the best from your trip. Hayley and Paul, January 2017
Thank you for helping to arrange such a great holiday and if you want to use us as a reference I would be happy to oblige! Regards, Adrian and family, Sydney, NSW. December 2015.
Hi Andrew. We enjoyed the Solomons immensely. I was reminded of the way air travel and hospitality once was. Understated, very friendly with no time pressures and everything UNDER commercialised.
I found the accommodation and general services good value for money. We are very aware of the costs associated with running a business in remote areas and I think both John and Karen at Fatboys and Joe and Lisa at Zipolu Habu charge quite reasonably given the economics of the area. The staffing and quality of service at both places was extremely good.
Solomon Islands Airlines were surprisingly good given that all their domestic services are managed without recourse to computers. I was reminded of the good old days of TAA and Ansett-ANA and the old hand written passenger manifests. All flights were on time and their international service was as good as anything else we’ve had lately.
Thanks again for helping set all this up for us. Would we go back? Probably. We like this kind of holiday; simple in an exotic environment among good people. Cheers… Roger and Suzanne, Brighton, Victoria. July 2015
Hi Andrew. Thanks for helping organise our trip.It was fantastic! We would certainly highly recommend staying at Oravae. Regards, Sue & Andrew, Adelaide SA. September 2013.
Hi Andrew. Once again thank you for another fantastic holiday. Our previous trips organized by you, to Tufi, Milne Bay & New Britain were superb holidays. Our recent trip to Morovo Lagoon & the Solomons far exceeded our expectations. Our first stay was at Uepi resort which is a snorkeller’s paradise. Fantastic food, loved the sushi, not to mention the gourmet soups that were a feature of every evening meal…& then the delectable desserts (yummm). We had a very comfortable bed, close to the water in our beach bungalow, we were lulled to sleep each night by the soothing sound of waves gently breaking on the shore. Plenty of privacy, but we really enjoyed meeting the island folk as well as the guests. Happy hour each evening was always a time for recounting the day’s adventures & learning what other guests had done. Grant, Jill & Jason were perfect hosts. As well as snorkelling, we were blown away by the seemingly hundreds of fish varieties of all shapes and sizes. The coral too, was very beautiful. From then on, a great idea would be to spend some time at Wilderness Lodge, as this allows you to experience Morovo Lagoon, after an exciting & breathtakingly beautiful boat transfer.
Once at Wilderness, you have an opportunity to experience local village life, meet the delightful children, jungle walks, local culture, fantastic hospitality with our hostess Raewyna, and her delightful staff. We also visited the coral gardens….. the best we’ve ever seen anywhere. Truly, a 10 star experience…. DO IT NOW! Pam & Phil. Sydney, NSW. May 2013.