Before heading to Honiara we stopped in Marau Sound, on the Eastern tip of Guadalcanal. We anchored near Tavanipupu island resort, with a sternline tied to a mangrove tree. The lagoon was stunning with small islands scattered all over and pristine reefs. There were mangroves with crocodiles, but we didn’t see any.
Prince William and Kate stayed in Tavanipupu island resort in 2012, but after spending too much money on upgrades for the royal one-night stay, the previous owner went bankrupt and the resort is now owned by the bank. It’s currently under local management and they are actively looking for a foreigner who can take it on (hint hint, anyone interested ?). There were no guests bar one couple when we went inside the resort. The local chef agreed to cook dinner for my birthday and we had a great night with our two buddy boats Fieldtrip and Perry.
Next stop: Honiara for provisioning and some pre-Christmas shopping 🌲