Beyond the trending destinations lies untouched, hidden wonders just waiting to be discovered – and the Solomon Islands is one of them.

Social media might have you thinking that the travel road is worn out, but that’s far from true.

No ritzy, instagrammable resorts to be found here, the Solomon Islands is truly one of the world’s purest adventures. Hikes on volcanic islands, lush forests with trees the color of emeralds, colorful coral reefs perfect for snorkeling and shipwrecks that will leave divers in awe, are just a few of the treasures waiting for you when you arrive. Recently Jamaican globetrotter Romaine (@travelingtheworldwithromaine) visited the Solomon Islands as part of his quest to visit every country in the world and we took notice.

Romaine’s visit to his 150th country was filled with mindblowing moments that had us ready to catch a flight to join him. Check out his gorgeous photos, take notes from our exclusive guide and discover the beauty of the Solomon Islands for yourself. 

Located between Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu in the South Pacific, the Solomon Islands are an archipelago of 992 unspoiled tropical islands and atolls just waiting to be discovered. Visit the islands from May until September for great weather and little to no rain. Your wallet will love you when you visit because 1 Solomon Islander Dollar (SBD) equals just $0.12 USD.

Don't expect to find glossy, high-end 5-star resorts when you arrive to the Solomon Islands. The islands' laid back vibe caters more to eco-travelers looking for stylish, yet planet-friendly accommodations. Check-in to the Coral Sea Resort & Casino in Honiara for some fun and local hospitality.

With few plants or animals being native to the land, the local cuisine on the Solomon Islands is very much rooted in fish and earthy eats like sweet potatoes, rice, taro roots, cassava, taro, and coconuts. 

One of the coolest things to do in the Solomon Islands is exploring all the hidden gems along its shores. From visiting the MS World Discoverer lying half-submerged in Roderick Bay to diving the Japanese wreck, Toa Maru, there are many sunken treasures to discover on your journey.