Savo Island, Solomons
Savo Island is a volcanic island in the Solomon Islands group in the South Pacific ocean. It is located to the northeast of the northern tip of Guadalcanal Island. Politically, Savo Island is a part of the Solomons' Central Province.
Savo island is known as the location of five of the seven great naval battles fought in the Guadalcanal area during World War II, between the forces of the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy.
Savo volcano last erupted in 1835 with considerable loss of life. There are boiling mud pools, geysers and hot springs at various places around the island. Megapode birds dig a deep hole in the warm volcanic sand to lay their eggs. The chicks emerge after eight or nine weeks as a fully developed bird.
Things to see and do
* Savo volcano
* Traditional village visit
* Mud pools, geysers, hot springs
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)
Language – English, Melanesian Pijin
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 677
Port Location – There is an anchorage area located at Savo.
Transport Links – Savo can be accessed by boat from Honiara on Guadalcanal island.