Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Marovo Lagoon is the largest saltwater lagoon in the world. It is located in the New Georgia Islands, north of Vangunu Island. There are many islands in the lagoon, some of which are inhabited. The people live mainly by subsistence agriculture and fishing and speak the Marovo language. The lagoon is a popular destination for diving.

Marovo Lagoon has been described as one of the world's natural wonders. One of the world's largest double barrier enclosed lagoons, this isolated spot in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands has been proposed for World Heritage listing.

Marovo’s is world famous for its intensive coral reef ecosystems, the waters teem with tropical fish and boast exceptional dive and snorkeling sites. Visitors to Chubikopi village can sit down with locals and learn something of village life. Expert Marovo carvers are justifiably famous for the intricate pieces they create from king ebony with inlays of rosewood and mother-of-pearl.

Things to see and do

* Diving
* Snorkeling
* Chubikopi Village visit
* Kayaking

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)
Language – English, Marovo
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 - Direct air connections to the Solomon Islands (Honiara) can be made from Brisbane (Australia), Nadi (Fiji), Vanuatu & Port Moresby (New Guinea).

Major Pacific carriers are Solomon Airlines, Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Air New Guinea.

From Honiara Solomon Airlines domestic flights connect to Seghe (1 hour flying time).

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