An Adventure Tour To Solomon Islands

If you are adventure loving, then you must make it a point to visit the Solomon Islands. Geographically, locating Solomon Islands will be the southern portions of large cluster of islands in the Pacific Ocean. Thus is it in the east of Papua New Guinea and to the north eastern direction of Australia.

Shrouded with mystic and mythical ambience, Solomon Islands is a conglomeration of almost  thousand islands, the major ones are Choiseul, the Shortland Islands; the New Georgia Islands; Santa Isabel; the Russell Islands; Nggela (the Florida Islands), Malaita, Guadalcanal, Sikaiana, Maramasike, Ulawa, Uki, Makira (San Cristobal), Santa Ana, Rennell and Bellona, the Santa Cruz Islands and three remote, and small outliers, namely, Tikopia, Anuta, and Fatutak, with a ground area expansion of 28400 square kilometers. Discovered by the Spanish navigator, Alvaro de Mendana in the year 1568, it is now a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Dominantly a tropical rainforest type climate, is predominantly has a humid weather all though the year with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. No distinct season is found in throughout the islands. Only a bit cooler seasons are June to August.

The islands get frequent showers with occasional squalls and cyclones due to the moisture laden north westerly trade winds that blow over the area from November to April. This heavy annual rainfall of about 3050 mm and abundance of sunlight makes the island a beautiful landscape of more than 230 varieties of orchids and colorful tropical flowers.

Originally formed by volcanic eruptions, this island is rich in fertile volcanic soil that promotes the growth of dense greeneries. Thus climate plays a major role in adding up to the mystery-mystic ambience of the island, owing of its thick forest and exotic wild and colorful flowers with enchanting and seductive aroma.

Owing out of volcano, the islands is typically marked with the presence of a few well known volcanoes. Some of these are dormant, some are extinct while others are still active.

To name of the active ones are Tinakula and Kavachi. The original and dominant inhabitants of the Solomon Islands are the Melanesian people, who are friendly and quite advanced, having knacks specially for rugby, beach soccer, football and the futsal match.

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