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Tavanipupu Island Resort

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Welcome to Tavanipupu Island resort, located in Marau Sound, Solomon Islands. The Solomon Islands has been called the last Paradise on Earth. The Solomon Islands are made up of more than 990 islands; Tavanipupu is an island resort that has all the amenities and facilities for your ideal moments to enjoy in paradise. Built on the site of a former coconut plantation, the 14-hectare island features just 10 bungalows. Five of the 10 bungalows have been recently renovated and three more bungalows were built new at the start of 2016. Enjoy the accommodations, with rattan furnishings, a plush king-size bed, oversized bathrooms, and private deck with ocean views. Our resort accommodations include drinking water in bungalows, round-trip transportation between the resort and Marau Airport for up to four guests. To enhance tranquility, our bungalows have no telephones or televisions, however there is complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in the main lounge areas. Crafted from local timbers and featuring premier amenities, each traditional thatched bungalow provides the ultimate in Solomon’ s accommodation for relaxation, comfort, and an authentic experience.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Fishing
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Executive lounge access
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Additional bathroom
Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
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Sofa
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Tavanipupu Island Solomon Islands
Getting there
Marau Sound Airport
Henderson Intl Airport
98.9 km
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Mary K wrote a review Nov 2021
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the best experience ever. The rooms were spacious, clean, comfortable and had no mosquitoes. The staff were amazing, polite and so helpful. Breathtaking scenery, loads of activities for adults and children and the food was completely divine.
We will definitely come again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Neel D wrote a review Jan 2014
London20 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When we knew we were coming to Honiara from the UK with work, we didn't expect it to be all South Pacific paradise. We knew that we'd have to balance some of the hardships of city life here, with a little bit of unfettered luxury. We therefore, off the back of little more than an entry in the Lonely Planet, decided to spend some time at Tavanipupu over the Christmas break.

The LP review doesn't really do it justice, but that's understandable, as only staying there will really tell you how great the experience is.

As a family with three young children... 7, 5 and 2... We were slightly reticent as many fellow Honiara residents had told us how special the place was, and how many of them dared not take their children with them.

However Antonella, the excellent Italian manager at Tavanipupu assured us that they were child friendly, and this proved to be more than the case.

We were still slightly anxious when we found we were the only family with children at the airfield, although of more concern was the minibus on wings that we boarded. That said a flight over the crystal blue waters and white sandy beaches of the Marau Sound is a pretty spectacular diversion from the general rattling, swaying and lurching of a thirty year old, propellor driven aircraft.

The boat, in calm waters might be the best option for any nervous fliers, although it's three to four hours in calm waters from Honiara vs three quarters of an hour in a plane.

In the end we needn't have worried about the children. They behaved better than we could have hoped, which was in part due to the incredibly warm reception we had from all the wonderful staff and fellow guests. I have a theory that their English accents make them seem more polite than they are, but even so, they sat (almost) impeccably through every meal, which was no hardship, given the excellent food. Food is central to the experience and as our children have little trouble eating anything, this was especially appreciated by the kitchen, locals trained up during our stay by a couple from Brisbane on a busman's holiday, devising menus to suit the wonderfully fresh local produce. Much of this was fish, line caught, often by guests accompanying the skipper. We headed out to the jetty one evening to see the catch in.... Yellowfin tuna and red snapper... soon to become the best fish lasagna ever.

As the skipper gutted the fish he threw the scraps into the water. Within minutes five or six harmless black tip reef shark were circling beneath our feet. These were the ones that accompanied our first snorkel with the children.

The snorkelling is excellent off he jetty, but the beaches are slightly limiting if you have young children, but you can easily head out to Sandy Island, as we did. It's leased from a local tribe, about fifteen minutes by boat.... straight out of the Swiss Family Robinson. White, white sand, blue, blue sea... perfect for the children, with a banana leaf hut. All we needed was lunch and drink, a few directors chairs, fluffy towels and a guaranteed pick up by motor boat.... all of which was thankfully laid on for us.

On top of this, Sandy has spectacular newly discovered unexplored coral reef. It was so good, we came back a second time, deciding that allowing the children to let off steam where no one could hear them was in everyone's best interests.

The second visit was marked by the appearance of a family of crab divers, from one of the surrounding islands, arriving in hollowed out log canoes. While the adults went on their way, the two girls remained on the island to play with our girls, which gave me the opportunity to explore the reef more thoroughly.

It was spectacular, dropping to deeper than you could see with schools of huge shimmering fish in their thousands, tropical species of fish and coral of all colour, I managed to swim alongside a ray, but sadly no sharks.

There's enough to keep you occupied, if you need, but really the best thing to do is to relax and take advantage of the exceptional hospitality. The staff are amazing, and the whole experience is welcoming without being over the top... perfect for a relaxed retreat from Honiara. admittedly it is significantly more pricey than other options, but unlike many such places it's worth every penny. Especially when talking to the staff as you realise that working here gives them a good local income which has allowed them to school their children to a higher level, without having to leave the area. No doubt this contributes to a real feeling of contentment here.

In short we couldn't recommend it enough, including for families.
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Date of stay: December 2013Trip type: Travelled with family
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Erik_VH309 wrote a review Aug 2012
San Luis Obispo, California, United States1 contribution11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a scenic three hour boat ride from Honiara, we were greeted with flowers and a coconut cut with a straw through the husk for an island beverage. Crystal clear water with brightly colored coral flanked the pier, and once at the end of the pier we saw Pam for the first time. She had a casual look, with a huge warm smile and an excited twinkle in her eye. The rest of the stay only got better. Outstanding food, great service, beautiful snorkling sites. Be warned, however, the saying on the small island is that "it is heaven for those who love it, and hell for those who don't." Do not expect a completely comfortable experience. It is an island paradise, however, it is a rugged adventure spot at the same time. If you are just plain wimpy and complain a lot, do not bother going to this beautiful location, because you will not truly appreciate what the island offers.
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Date of stay: August 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Yolo wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my partner decided to have a get away from Honiara and to travel to tavanipupu resort.
The place has a great great potential! Nice rooms in a very nice location and very quiet.

The booking: poor experience with the new manager Marioni. Very slow and unorganised.. completely ignoring messages and calls. Only way is to go up to her office and ask for an update (never had a proper answer).

Food: 5/10. Some of the food was good but one night we had a spaghetti Bolognese for start and for main we had curry and rice, that’s one example .. wired..
No deserts.
Make sure that if you are lactose, you have to tell them (more than one time) because almost every meal is with some cheese, especially in the morning.

Preparation: bring stuff from home!!!!! Don’t trust what you gonna get there.. we brought snacks and drinks from home and when we got there we were very satisfied with our decision, mainly because they basically have nothing to offer except beer.
Bring shower stuff, snacks, drinks, first aid bag, candles (gets dark) etc.

Activities: when I booked the trip I was told everything is included in the price but we were asked to pay for every activity going out with the boat. (Fair, if it helps the locals around there I am happy to pay but at least don’t say it’s included).

My opinion: the staff over there are very nice and we Were treated with respect and I appreciate that. The staff should have a proper training of hospitality and basic stuff. I don’t blame the staff.. I think my main disappointment from how this place is running is because the manager. As a person who comes to enjoy the resort I don’t need to hear for every question, “sorry, we ran out of___”. The local stuff deserve to have all the tools to run this place nicely because as I said it has a big potential.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kenflo11111 wrote a review Nov 2015
Midway, Georgia175 contributions64 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was looking sooooo forward to a week at Tavanipupu. We arrived in Honiara and had no flight to the resort. After 2 days of phone calls, someone finally answered the phone and took a message for Wilson the manager. He finally arrived and made us flights for the wrong dates and they did not coincide with our outgoing flights to Vanuatu. The airline told us that they had not booked any flights since January. They said that they thought they had gone bankrupt. So we were stuck in Honiara for several days until we could leave. Very disappointed and hope that they can get back on their feet!
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Date of stay: September 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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swift-simba wrote a review Sept 2014
Camberley, United Kingdom8,266 contributions292 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a holiday of a life time here in August.
From the moment we left Honiara's friendly domestic airport our adventure began. We stepped aboard a delightful Britt Norman islander plane with eight seats. It was an amazing way to travel and the views from the plane were incredible with a view of the island making us very excited. We were met on the grass landing strip and transferred by boat to the island.
When we arrived at the jetty we were welcomed with garlands and a coconut drink and with warm smiles of friendship.

We found to our delight that we had been upgraded to bungalow no1 (Prince William and Kate's bungalow) which has it's own garden and jetty with settee and tables on it.

When we went inside it was a real WOW moment. I found myself so excited it was hard to unpack. What a way to start what was going to be such a fantastic holiday.

The bungalow is lovely with an outdoor and indoor shower. It is very graceful with some beautiful carvings and paintings inside too. The views from inside are truly tropical. The bed is large with a graceful mosquito net and very comfortable with plenty of pillows. There were also plenty of quality towels, robes to use and a great coffee machine fridge too. There were anti mosquito sprays, shower soap and hand cream as well as coils to burn and insect spray to use to. Very thoughtful. Outside on the porch there are chairs and a table and a drum for communication.

I loved the jetty that came with it. It was lovely to sit and have a coffee on but best if all when I went diving I was picked up and returned to our jetty. Very spoilt and I really enjoyed it.

Brian the dive master is incredible and really made sure that he took me to some great dive locations. The pristine reefs had the most amazing hard and soft corals on them in every colour of the rainbow. There were huge sea fans that looked as though they were made of lace. On the dives I had the pleasure of diving with spotted eagle rays,a shark and so many beautiful reef fish and Nudibranche's to even seeing the eggs of the Spanish dancer that look like a pink ribbon wound around the coral. One of the most memorable dives with Brian was a night dive. We set off under a starlit sky and with the boat mans skill stopped and entered the water. It was an incredible dive seeing so many Spanish dancers and some large slug type creatures that I have never seen also a puffer fish asleep in the coral. It was really an adventure that both Brian and I really enjoyed. When we got back to the jetty David was there with his torch to help me down the jetty. Once again the thoughtful and caring way of Tavanipupu being shown.

The breakfast was brought each day to our porch. We could choose what we wanted from a large selection including fruit, cereal, drinks, eggs, bacon etc. they brought a toaster so we could do our own toast. It was delicious and each evening you were given a chance to change your choice of breakfast or the time it was brought if you wanted too.

Lunch and dinner were served in a magnificent sago palm thatched building with wonderful views around the island. There was a drum to call you to meals. The food was so fantastic I think better than any Michelin chef. The favours were exquisite so a huge thank you to the chefs. We had such a range of delightful meals including lobster, steak and glorious deserts too.

The grounds are very beautiful with coconut palms and other trees as well as Hibiscus flowers , Orchids and so many more wonderful plants.there is a signposted walk that goes up shill to a great view point that we often did . Flying around were parrots, Cockatiels, kingfishers and other birds too. There are of course amazing views over the blue sea and sands to other nearby Islands.

On the Wednesday we transferred to bungalow 2 which was delightful. It too had an outdoor shower with plants growing around it and an indoor shower. Again it too had robes to wear and plenty of storage as well as products to use for washing and to keep away any insects not that we saw many. There were also paintings and carvings and a very comfortable bed. Here too there was a settee in the room and on the patio. There was also a hammock and table and chairs. Through the slated windows there were great views.

We enjoyed going over to the bar in the evening for a drink especially at sunset as the sky was quite spectacular and well worth the many photos I took of it.

While there we went on a boat trip to the sand bar island which is very romantic. Andrew came with us bringing chairs, table and a huge cool box filled with ice that contained our lunch and drinks. He set it up under the palm shelter and returned with the boat at an agreed time to collect us. We had an amazing time there. If you get a chance it is a lovely place to go. Make sure you take a camera and sun cream too. It reminded me of the Maldives with such wonderful colours in the sea.

Then we also did a trip to Ben's Island. We were met by the children who gave us beautiful garlands to wear . The members of the village made us very welcome and proudly showed us around. While there we saw Kapok growing and drying I the sun. There were some very beautiful flowers growing in the gardens. They are building a house for visitors to stay a couple of night in in the future and we wish them every success in this venture.

We had a fantastic Holiday on Tavanipupu and send thanks especially to Ben, Andrew and Brian for looking after us with such care and attention to detail .We send a special thank you to the chefs for such fantastic meals and a big thank you to all the other staff for helping us have a true holiday of a life time.

This is a link to a slide show I made

http://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/tripwow/ta-0827-e99a-2478?ln Copy link

If you ever get a chance to go pease do. It was worth all the travelling from the UK.
Thank you for a truly memorable holiday. Our photos will remind us of the paradise of your island for years to come
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Both rooms we stayed in were superb. If you can stay in no 1 and you dive the private jetty is a...
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Wade N wrote a review Nov 2014
Sydney, Australia48 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a magic 5 day stay in a piece of tropical paradise. The staff are fantastic. The accomodation is brilliant. The chef provides a great variety of dishes. The snorkelling was very good. We loved the experience of being able to stop and recharge with so little to distract you. No TV, only 5 guests on the island and a beautifully presented surroundings. Yes there are few things missing, but if you are looking for a contiki experience, go to Fiji. The greatest thing about Tavanipupu is the lack of "noise". We hope it doesn't change.
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Date of stay: November 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring your own snorkelling gear.
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AussieDaydreamer wrote a review May 2014
Malvern, Australia29 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely wonderful. I think it must be the last of the tropical frontiers. I came here on my own for the weekend when I was based in Honiara. It was perfect. Just perfect. The serenity is sublime, the food is beautiful and having a glass of wine on the jetty with Pamela, the owner, to chat about life left me with those rare moments in life when you're just you and loving what you're experiencing.

I cannot tell you how peaceful it is and how seriously beautiful this area of the world is. You must go and when you do, you'll feel like one of the few lucky people in the world that gets to see and experience this paradise. Head out to the sandy island for the afternoon (you'll get the details on arrival), snorkel, read a book on your day bed and just be. It's truly a special place and this review was long overdue in writing!
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Date of stay: February 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: All villas are good but if you can do it, go for the royal villa.
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Melanie S wrote a review May 2013
Perth, Australia1 contribution9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly we must apologise for our tardiness in writing this review, but we have been so busy since we got back!

My husband and I honeymooned for 10 days in January at Tavanipupu and it was just absolutely amazing. I had been searching and searching for the most perfect place for us to honeymoon when I came across Tavanipupu. We were looking for somewhere totally beautiful, exotic, relaxing and private for our special time together after our wedding. A lot of emails went back and forth between Paul and myself before we decided that Tavanipupu would be perfect for us.

Paul is so awesome by the way, he met us in Honiara when we arrived and we took the boat all the way to Tavanipupu. It was a beautiful sunny day and the water was calm, we picked up Pamela the owner along the way also, she is such a lovely lady, and we just sat back on the boats couch and soaked it all in.

When we arrived at Tavanipupu, Paul dropped us off at our own private jetty and we were so impressed by the natural beauty of this little island. Our room was so gorgeous, with a big King sized bed with lovely white linen and fluffy pillows, all dressed up with white curtains draping around it, a huge comfortable couch and some beautiful lamps for that mood lighting. The roof was so cool, it was all thatched and there was no inside roof so we could see the sky and stars from our bed. We loved our bathroom also, with double vanity made out of local wood, and an awesome pebble based shower with a lovely rain head. We also had an outdoor shower out he back of our little hut which was screened off for extra privacy. We used this one just as much as the one indoors! There was a fan above our bed, but it was a still bit warm on some nights. We were so lucky we had an entire corner of the island to ourselves though which made it even more special :)

The food on the island is absolutely amazing. Paul and his crew created such delicious meals each and every day for us, we were just blown away! Our breakfasts were brought to our veranda every morning, which was so nice. We would just sit and enjoy the food, (the tomatoes are the best I have ever tasted ) then we would go for a snorkel, laze around on the couches on our private jetty and have a cocktail before heading back for our two course lunch every day! Then a swim and another snorkel or kayak before heading back for our three course dinner! Sometimes we would eat down at the dining room and sometimes at our room on the veranda, every night they light gorgeous lanterns and put them outside your room and along the path to the dining room and on our jetty, such a nice little romantic touch :)

Paul and Pamela also organised a couple of little trips for us while we were there. We went to one of the other islands villages for the afternoon and did a walk up to an amazing little water fall which was really nice. It was so cool to see that there are still places on earth that our totally raw and untouched. These villages are still very much primitive with no power or running water, just living off what nature provides. I think we were some what a novelty to the locals of that village, I think they were amused at how pale my skin was :)

On another day we went to tiny little private island no bigger than a house, with just white sand and a little wooden hut that Pamela and Paul had built. We took a picnic lunch and just swam and snorkelled and then lay on the bed and took it all in until the boat came back to pick us up a few hours later.

All in all Tavanipupu was just a fantastic place to honeymoon. No phones, No TV. We had the entire island to ourselves, it was beautiful weather, gorgeous private location, amazing food, beautiful room and had lovely people looking after us. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a holiday with absolute private luxury.
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Date of stay: January 2013
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room number 1 is amazing, and you get an entire corner of the island to your self!
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Harald wrote a review Mar 2012
Boblingen, Germany21 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and booked a 10-days stay at Tavanipupu private island resort in December last year. Due to unforeseen maintenance of the Marau Sound Airfield by Solomon Airlines and a series of unfortunate coincidences, we were forced to spend three more days in Honiara. After all this hassle, when we eventually managed to fly in, we were picked up at the airport by the private boat and when we got to the pier of Tavanipupu, we thought “now we are in paradise”. The beautiful gem is located in the Marau Sound, a sparsely populated sound off the southern tip of Guadalcanal, Solomons main island. We were greeted with flower garlands and a refreshing welcome drink, and immediately shown to our villa by Polo, the courteous and always helpful GM.
The villa was actually a bungalow built in the typical local style and located a stone-throw away from the lagoon, which provided us with a marvelous view of the sound at every hour of the day. The bungalow consisted of a spacious bedroom with a lounge area and a large bathroom area. This latter was equipped with both indoor and private outdoor shower. The four-poster bed was immaculate and just perfectly set with a fan inside the mosquito net. Being an eco friendly resort, there is no A/C, but the breeze coming through the windows along the three walls and the fan are enough to ensure a good night sleep even at the tropics. The villa is built with a terrace on the front and this is the place where breakfast is served and where a hammock invites for a nap. The water treatment is rainwater based and hot water is powered by solar energy. Almost everything on the island is ecologically sustainable and even the wandering chickens are raised with local coconuts. Polo, who is also the good soul of the kitchen, and directs the already talented chefs, use all organic products from their garden to invent dishes we are still dreaming of. Food is one of the highlights of Tavanipupu. Shortly after we arrived, drums summoned us for lunch, which was served by the nicest of waiters, Anthony, in the restaurant. To our total astonishment, we got an unforgettable catch of the day with home made pasta – al dente – according to my Italian wife, probably the freshest pasta with fish, she has ever eaten. A start hardly to beat. Nonetheless, Polo brilliantly surprised us day by day with new delicious creations, and it is amazing what the team could create simply using fresh produces from the garden and the fish delivered in the morning by local fishermen. Consistently, breakfast was a triumph of home-made jam, home made bread, freshly presses local fruits and eggs from the coconut fed chickens. The healthiest and tastiest breakfast we ever had on a holiday.

Scattered among the manicured lawn of the island, there are only six villas for guests and some for the staff, therefore exclusive privacy can be enjoyed whenever wanted. Another highlight of our holiday was having all for ourselves the Marau Sound's crystal clear waters, home to an incredibly rich variety of tropical fish, where there is no need to scuba dive to spot turtles, clown fish, and the occasional reef sharks. What incredible snorkeling excursions we made! Whenever we wanted to have a lovely chat, it was not hard to find Pamela, the owner, Polo and Tara and drink a gin tonic together on the pier while the sun went down and sometimes they joined us for dinner. What beautiful nights full of stories and food from another world!

Tavanipupu is different to many destinations we visited before. The peace at heart we felt there is still with us. The place offers a type of luxury that became extremely rare: feeling like Robinson Crusoe in a pristine environment, and at the same time enjoying all amenities needed, wifi internet connection included, and of course with the possibility to leave, even if one never wishes to leave.

All, in all, ours was a perfect stay and I highly recommend this destination to everybody who is up to Pamela and Tavanipupu's philosophy of natural barefoot luxury. It's not for guests looking for pool animation, nightlife, banana boat rides, or water scooters. As Pamela expressed it nicely: 'It makes it so much more enjoyable to share the island with people that get a kick out of it'. We will certainly come back!
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Date of stay: December 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from EliLev
Tel Aviv, Israel15 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Wendy, As a geust who wanted to spend 5 nights in Tavanipupu on last August, we were totally disappointed from the resort and left after 1 day. The resort is in bankruptcy and the site manager do not have enough money to run the resort as appear in their website. I can recommend you to think on another option,
Simon D wrote a tip Oct 2016
2 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms were good. The room where the royals stayed was clearly the best on the point with its own private pier."
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pinkcoco249 wrote a tip Jan 2015
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We would have happily taken any room in the property! We did get the chance to stay 4/5 nights in the royal bunglalow which gives you access to a private jetty so this is the main benefit here. The other bungalows were just as nice inside and we wouldn't hesitate to book one of those again. We understand they are currently adding a few more bungalows so I can't comment on these."
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Wade N wrote a tip Nov 2014
Sydney, Australia48 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own snorkelling gear."
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Salote U wrote a tip Nov 2014
7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Size of family/group will determine whether one or two villas/rooms will accommodate the family comfortably."
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swift-simba wrote a tip Sept 2014
Camberley, United Kingdom8,266 contributions292 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both rooms we stayed in were superb. If you can stay in no 1 and you dive the private jetty is a great bonus."
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LOCATION
Solomon IslandsTavanipupu Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tavanipupu Island Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Tavanipupu Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Tavanipupu Island Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Tavanipupu Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Does Tavanipupu Island Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Tavanipupu Island Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Tavanipupu Island Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Does Tavanipupu Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.