OK- now that you can't wait to get here, the big question is how. There are 2 different possible routes. Many people opt to spend some extra time in New Zealand or Australia as long as they're that close, and chose to come in via Brisbane connecting to a Solomon Airlines flight ( yes, they're jets!) My favorite, get there quickly route is Air Pacific ( link) from Honolulu to Nadi with a 3 hour layover and onto Solomons. Their Nadi-Solomons flight is only on Tuesdays. If you choose Air Pacific from Los Angeles, you will have to overnight in Fiji in Nadi. Tough, isn't it!
In Honiara, if you arrive on Tuesday, you will have to overnight there and catch the Pelican Express – one of 2 new high speed passenger ferries- the next morning for the beautifully scenic 5 hour trip through the islands to Peava. OR, you can spend 2 nights in Honiara and catch Solomon Airlines Twin Otter for the 1 hour flight to Sobiro, a 10 min. boat ride from Peava. Those arriving on Thursdays, have the option of getting right on the Twin Otter for the flight to Sobiro, or overnighting and catching the Solomon Express the next morning.
My travel agent in Kona, Phyllis Dresie, of Kona Town Travel, has been handling these routes with great efficiency for many years. Feel free to call her toll free at 866-329-1241 or E mail her at email@example.com.
If you do not have an overnight anywhere on your route, you can usually get your luggage checked straight through if you know your airport codes. Most agents have no idea where the Solomons are.
LAX= Los Angeles
NAN= Nadi , Fiji
HIR= Honiara, Solomons
BNE= Brisbane, Australia
AKL= Auckland, NZ
I would check in in Kona and not see my bags (thank heavens) until I arrived in Honiara.
CAUTION: Check your tags and make sure the correct codes have been entered- my bags ALMOST took a trip to Egypt ( HRI)-----!