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When things settle down a bit further visitors to the islands are in for a treat. The Solomons are extremely rich in cultural diversity. Melanesians, Polynesians, Asians, Micronesians and the odd Westerner all call the Solomons home. This exciting mix of cultures makes a visit very interesting.
Getting to the Solomons is the hard part. The islands have a
well-deserved reputation as possibly the world's best destination for
scuba divers, snorkellers and fishing freaks. Despite its long, often
bloody history, most historical interest in the Solomons surrounds its
pivotal role as a strategic site in the Pacific in WWII. The waters of
Iron Bottom Sound (so called because of all the sunken world War II
vessels there). Harrington sound
are testament to the ferocity and destructive power of battle. For more
information see the People First Network www.peoplefirst.net.sb - the
section on Provinces contains detailed background and 1000+ searchable
In July 2003, 2500 Police and troops arrived from Australian, New
Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and other Pacific Nations.
Known as RAMSI (Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands) they
quickly re-established law and order. Solomon islands is now as safe as
any other Pacific country to visit. It is well worth a visit too.
Although tourist "resorts" are none existent and accommodation is
basic the whole experience of getting there and finding somewhere to
stay is part and parcel of the uniqueness of Solomon Islands.
January 28, 2005 change by travellingmap