Serah’s Hideaway on Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands


It has been two months since I arrived in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific to direct an infrastructure project.

The Solomons gained their independence from the United Kingdom in the 1970’s. There are nine main island groups, and an additional some 900 islands. They are located east of Papua New Guinea and northeast of Australia.

Flying to Gizo in Western Province, Solomon Islands

The temperature here hovers around 87F, or 31C. Walking city streets during the day can be taxing.

The capital city of Honiara, on the island of Guadalcanal, has several good restaurants. My previous post covered the French restaurant.

Today I am sharing random shots of food and wine here.


Tagliatelles aux Fruits de Mer and bottle of Sileni Estates Pinot Noir from Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand at Club Havanah, Honiara City

Méli Mélo du Mareyeur au Coco and glass of 2021 Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc from McGuigan, southeast Australia

Magret de Canard (duck breast) and Sileni Pinot Noir
Oven cooked Pizza Pepperoni at King Solomon’s Hotel, Honiara, Solomon Islands

…with a bottle of DeBortoli Shiraz Cabeernet from Australia
Fish and Sweet Potato Chips, with a glass of Australian white table wine at Hotel Honiara
Penfolds Koonunga Hills Shiraz, 2021
Wonton pork with a bottle of St. 2017 Hallett Eden Valley Riesling from Australia at the Coral Sea Resort beach bar

2017 Chain of Fire Pinot Noir from Robert Oatley, Australia, with chicken fajitas at Haydn’s Steakhouse and Cocktail Lounge, Honiara
Entrecôte Grillé with Black Peppercorn Sauce and 2020 Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro

The following are some general photographs from travel in the islands.

Homemade Pineapple Nougat ice cream and Sauvignon Blanc at Le Havanah Restaurant

Sashimi, Yakitori Grilled Chicken Skewers and Sesame Ice Cream from Tenkai Sushi Cafe in Honiara city


For quality of food (and in some cases, wine) the best restaurants are:

  • Le Cinquieme, also known as Le Havanah, in the Hotel Honiara. Excellent French food and South African/New Zealand wines.
  • Tenkai Sushi Cafe. Beautiful tastes.
  • Coral Sea Resort. Their waterfront bar/restaurant includes good nibbles and wine.


Some general photos I took within the Solomon Islands are included below.

Night sky seen from Honiara city

Langa Langa Lagoon is adjacent to the island (and province) of Malaita, which can be reached via a 2.5 hour boat – the Auki Express—from the capital city of Honiara on the island of Guadalcanal.

Evening at dock at Serah’s Hideaway on Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita Province
Rainbow and reflection at Serah’s Lagoon Hideaway, Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita Province
Elder woman making shell money in Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita Province

Enjoying lagoon life

Ready to motor into the lagoon

Western Province includes good fishing and diving, and like all provinces, can be accessed easily via Solomon Air flights.

Evening on Imagination Island, Western Province of Solomon Islands
Morning on Imagination Island, off the coast of Gizo in Western Province, Solomon Islands
Reef sharks – supposedly not dangerous to humans, but I was not going to find out
Evening on an island near Munda in Western Province, Solomon Islands

Auki – on the island of Malaita, is a quiet town with a fascinating, colorful market.

Parrot fish, pineapples, mangroves, taro and … ?
Dawn at Auki Lodge

Breakfasts can be healthy and delicious here—with fruit juices, fruit salads/muesli and fresh baked pastries …

Fruit Salad, Fresh Baked Cardamon Bun, Ginger Pineapple Melon Juice and Latte at Breakwater Cafe in Honiara, Solomon Islands
Fruit Muesli, Pineapple Watermelon Juice and Pineapple Danish—from Breakwater Cafe, Honiara
Fruit salad, carrot pineapple cake and pineapple cocoa ginger juice

Thanks for tuning in! I’ll be back to France and Italy within weeks—though to new locations …

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Every one of those pictures looks crazy beautiful. Amazing scenes -! And great photography.

    1. Thanks. Quite the beautiful isles – and the people are amazingly friendly!

  2. Fabulous pictures. What a gorgeous place to be. Just loved seeing it all.

    1. Thanks so much Ruth! As a talented chef, you would enjoy some of these dishes 🙂

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