Honiara Central Market, Honiara

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A bustling labyrinth of interesting flavors and sights, Honiara Central Market offers tourists a rare and authentic glimpse into Melanesian culture. Here you can browse through a wide range of local produce including exotic fruit, rows of gigantic, freshly caught tuna fish, and intricate arrays of the Solomon Islands' famed shell jewelry. Mostly sourced from the surrounding villages, these goods sell at very reasonable prices, and it is not customary to haggle. Bring plenty of small notes, keep one eye out for pickpockets, and bear in mind that no toilet facilities exist on site. Plan your visit to Honiara Central Market and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Honiara sightseeing planner.
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  • We visited Honiara recently from a P&O cruise and it was excellent. Don't bother booking a tour from the ship there are people and tour companies waiting outside the terminal gates. Most off a two hou...  more »
  • The Central Market is a busy bustling market. There is lots of fresh food available and prices are marked to make purchasing equal. The food is fresh. There are also some handicrafts and the like for ...  more »
  • Very real and very busy. Very organised with similar products grouped. Fruit and veg and fish and clothing. Always good for the tourists, a chilled coconut.  more »

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The larger and more established tourist hotels in Solomon Islands are located in Honiara, many with bars and restaurants among other modern conveniences. Farther out of town you'll find ecolodges--accommodations that fit in well with the island nation's emphasis on responsible development and tourism. Alternatively, stays in a cultural village offer authentic experiences and a chance to give back directly to the local economy.
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