Alite Harbour, Solomons

Alite Harbour is located in Malaita Province, one of the largest provinces of the Solomon Islands. It is named for its largest island, Malaita . Other islands include, Sikaiana Island, and Ontong Java Atoll. The provincial capital and largest urban center is Auki, located on Big Malaita.

Alite Harbour is home to a string of man made islands, built many centuries ago by the people of Malatia, to protect them from inland bushmen. The village is very traditional, and is said to still trade shells as money, using this traditional currency for ‘purchasing’ a bride. Friendly villagers can provide demonstrations of traditional cooking, basket weaving and palm thatching.

Things to see and do

* Snorkeling & scuba diving
* Village visit
* Trekking
* Kayaking
* Game Fishing

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)
Language – English, Malanesian Pijin
Land Area – 4,225 km²
Population – 275,000 approx
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 677

Transport Links - The International Airport, Henderson, is 7 miles east of the capital 'Honiara'. Regular flights depart from Brisbane, Australia about 3 times a week. There are also flights departing from Vanuatu, Fiji and a handful of other South Pacific neighbours. Air Niugini offers flights from Port Moresby twice a week.

It is also possible to travel from Southern Bougainville in Papa New Guinea by boat into the Solomon Islands Western province as locals routinely travel between the Solomon’s' Shortland Islands and Bougainville.

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