Kennedy Is, Solomons

Kennedy Island is a tiny uninhabited island in the Solomon Islands that was named after John F. Kennedy. JFK is said to have swum there with his injured crew after his boat, the PT-109, was rammed by the Japanese Destroyer Amagiri in World War II. The island itself lies 15 minutes by boat from the provincial capital of the Western Province, Gizo.

The island is popular for diving and snorkeling and now features an annual Kennedy swim attracting overseas and local open water swimmers.

Things to see and do

* Snorkeling
* Beachcombing
* Scuba diving

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)
Language – English, Melanesian Pijin
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 677

Port Location – The port is located Gizo, on Ghizo island in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands.

Transport Links - Gizo is serviced by multiple daily flights to and from Honiara. The flight takes about one and a half hours (often stopping at Seghe and Munda en route).

Solomon Airlines flies into Henderson Airport in Honiara from cities around the South Pacific, including Brisbane, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand, and Nadi, Fiji.

In addition, flights are available from London, England, Frankfurt, Germany, and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Fiji's national airlines, Air Pacific, flies from Los Angeles as well as cities in the South Pacific to Honiara.

Air Nauru also offers flights from Brisbane and several South Pacific islands to Honiara. The Visit South Pacific Pass offers island hoppers discounted airfares for touring islands in the South Pacific.

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