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. Add Honiara Central Market and other attractions to your Honiara trip itinerary using our Honiara trip itinerary maker.
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  • July 2, 2017
    This is real locals market. It's not just there for tourists. The locals show here for their fruits, veggie, fish, oils and more. I love non commercially made coconut oil. I was able to pick up a coup...  more »
  • June 19, 2017
    The Central Market have the best healthy fruits for affordable prices. The area where the fish and seafood are sold are dirty and needed to be cleaned. Proper tables should be made for the seafood suc...  more »
  • June 19, 2017
    Its always interesting to have a look around the markets but this market is fairly basic in terms of not only what is there (very largely vegetables and fish) and treat the smells and sounds that go w...  more »
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  • If you like to shop for fresh produce, go there. You will see the part of local living but there is not much for tourists to buy and unfortunately as many places in Honiara, full of rubbish. I was mindful of pickpockets but I was shocked when a man tapped on my hand that was holding a slushee begging for it. The local seller noticed this and shooed him away for me.
  • Best place to buy fresh vegetables & fruits. You can also buy necklaces & other goods there. Visitors to Honiara should not miss that place.
  • Filthy. But you can find some fresh veggies for cooking. Wash them well.
  • This is the first time that ship has turned up to Honiara the people were interesting the place was messy with rubbish everywhere. Shopping was good the markets very colourful
  • Sorry but this market was really smelly and dirty

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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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