No booking fees. Ever.

No booking fees. Ever.

Book your cruise with BoostVacations, and you'll never have to pay a booking fee.
Discount Prices

Discount Prices

Great prices, last minute discounts

Honiara, Soloman Islands Overview

Honiara is located on the northwestern coast of the island of Guadalcanal and includes a sea port at Point Cruz. The Matanikau River flows through the town, past Chinatown, badly affected by the 2006 riot. The town revolves around the Kukum Highway, which connects it with the Honiara International Airport about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) to the east of Honiara across the Lunga River. To the west of the town centre are the suburbs of White River and Tanaghai.

Honiara is the capital city of Solomon Islands, administered as a provincial town on the northwestern coast of Guadalcanal Island. As of 2009 it had a population of 64,609 people. The city is served by Honiara International Airport and the sea port of Point Cruz, and lies along the Kukum Highway.

The airport area to the east of Honiara was the site of a battle between the United States and the Japanese during the Guadalcanal Campaign in World War II, the Battle of Henderson Field of 1942, from which America emerged victorious. After Honiara became the new capital of the British Protectorate of Solomon Islands in 1952 with the addition of many administrative buildings, the town began to develop and grow in population. Since the late 1990s, Honiara has suffered a turbulent history of ethnic violence and political unrest and is scarred by rioting. A coup attempt in June 2000 resulted in violent rebellions and fighting between the ethnic Malaitans of the Malaita Eagle Force and the Guadalcanal natives of the Isatabu Freedom Movement.Although a peace agreement was made in October 2000, violence ensued in the city streets in March 2002 when two diplomats from New Zealand and numerous others were murdered.

Honiara, Soloman Islands Ports of Call Cruise Discounts from BoostVacations.com

Detailed Map of Honiara, Soloman Islands

Honiara, Soloman Islands Detailed Map Ports of Call Cruise Discounts from BoostVacations.com

Weather

Honiara-Soloman-Islands-weather-Map-Port-of-Call-Cruise-Discounts-from-BoostVacations