There are 700 islands in the Solomons. After the tsunami of 2007 we helped a local family rebuild a cottage on their island that they had been renting out to the odd tourist that discovers this beautiful part of the world. It was their livelihood and we had stayed at the orginal one and got to know the family quite well.
We went back over Easter to visit and had the most amazing 10 days. Surfing, world class diving and snorkelling but mostly just watching the sun rise over Kolombangarra volcano and setting in front of our over water balcony. This is the type of hut that the big resorts try to replicate. Here it is the real deal without 100 other ones right next door.
Oh and Solbrew is a delicious beer!
www.oravaecottage.com should be up soon.