Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
- John F. Kennedy -
The South Pacific is a paradise of its own, the lagoons and shorelines of the Solomons' western parts are among the most beautiful in the Pacific. The Solomons consist of almost a thousand islands spread across around 30 000 square kilometres of ocean. They were named after King Solomon by a 16th-century Spanish adventurer who came chasing legends of gold.
The smaller islands of the archipelago are atolls elevated of the coral reefs, surrounded by absurd beautiful turquoise seas. The larger ones are mountainous, volcanic, such as the highest mountain is on Guadalcanal, a peak of 2 331 meters, their summits haloed in clouds. Their interiors brim with tropical vegetation. Their shores are palm groves and mangroves and empty white beaches broken here and there by simple villages of leaf houses.
The archipelago is known to be one of the top dive destinations in the world. Descent down to the glorious reefs where legions of spectacular fish and manta rays appear out of the blue. Dive to the Twin tunnels, two tunnels formed by lava that drop vertically from 12 metres to 35 metres ending in an underwater cave. While you descend you will be surrounded by an abundance of ocean life and coral.
The level of biodiversity and endemicity in the Solomon Islands is recognised as globally outstanding. The archipelago forms part of a region considered to be one of the most geographically complexes in the world and is located in a very active tectonic area.
The Solomon Islands are rich in culture and known for their calm way of life. The perfect way to explore this archipelago is by yacht with V&J Yacht Quest that allows you to combine time ashore the remarkable islands and visits the inhabited atolls that are surrounded by exceptional diving locations.