Hi Andrew. Thankyou for helping to arrange such a great holiday and if you want to use us as a reference I would be happy to oblige! Regards, Adrian and family, Sydney, NSW. December 2015.
Hi Andrew. We enjoyed the Solomons immensely. I was reminded of the way air travel and hospitality once was. Understated, very friendly with no time pressures and everything UNDER commercialised.
I found the accommodation and general services good value for money. We are very aware of the costs associated with running a business in remote areas and I think both John and Karen at Fatboys and Joe and Lisa at Zipolu Habu charge quite reasonably given the economics of the area. The staffing and quality of service at both places was extremely good.
Solomon Islands Airlines were surprisingly good given that all their domestic services are managed without recourse to computers. I was reminded of the good old days of TAA and Ansett-ANA and the old hand written passenger manifests. All flights were on time and their international service was as good as anything else we’ve had lately.
Thanks again for helping set all this up for us. Would we go back? Probably. We like this kind of holiday; simple in an exotic environment among good people. Cheers... Roger and Suzanne, Brighton, Victoria. July 2015
Hi Andrew. Thanks for helping organise our trip.It was fantastic! We would certainly highly recommend staying at Oravae. Regards, Sue & Andrew, Adelaide SA. September 2013.
Hi Andrew. Once again thank you for another fantastic holiday. Our previous trips organized by you, to Tufi, Milne Bay & New Britain were superb holidays. Our recent trip to Morovo Lagoon & the Solomons far exceeded our expectations. Our first stay was at Uepi resort which is a snorkeller’s paradise. Fantastic food, loved the sushi, not to mention the gourmet soups that were a feature of every evening meal...& then the delectable desserts (yummm). We had a very comfortable bed, close to the water in our beach bungalow, we were lulled to sleep each night by the soothing sound of waves gently breaking on the shore. Plenty of privacy, but we really enjoyed meeting the island folk as well as the guests. Happy hour each evening was always a time for recounting the day’s adventures & learning what other guests had done. Grant, Jill & Jason were perfect hosts. As well as snorkelling, we were blown away by the seemingly hundreds of fish varieties of all shapes and sizes. The coral too, was very beautiful. From then on, a great idea would be to spend some time at Wilderness Lodge, as this allows you to experience Morovo Lagoon, after an exciting & breathtakingly beautiful boat transfer.
Once at Wilderness, you have an opportunity to experience local village life, meet the delightful children, jungle walks, local culture, fantastic hospitality with our hostess Raewyna, and her delightful staff. We also visited the coral gardens..... the best we’ve ever seen anywhere. Truly, a 10 star experience.... DO IT NOW! Pam & Phil. Sydney, NSW. May 2013.