Apr 23, 2019 - Apr 24, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Bellona is the smaller island in the Rennell and Bellona Province of the Solomon Islands. This tropical atoll is ringed with distinctive limestone cliffs that have impressed travelers and residents alike for centuries. Lush vegetation covers the island, which is inhabited by a high population of primarily Polynesian residents. Travelers come here to bask in the diversity of flora and fauna, to dive in the comforting blue waters of the South Pacific, and to explore the mysterious caves that tunnel through the bedrock.
The friendly residents offer a host of activities for interested travelers. Discover the history of the settlements on this tiny jewel of an island, and enjoy the ceremony of traditional dance. A tour of the village lets you peek in on residents’ gardens and cooking methods. Try out the traditional means of subsistence with guided spear fishing and crab hunting. You can even rent a bicycle and tour about the island at your ease.
All in all, for travelers looking to get away from it all and enjoy supreme relaxation in a scenic island setting, there’s no better place to visit than the beautiful and memorable Bellona Island.
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There is currently one hotel on the island known as Aotaha Cave Lodge. True to its name, this one-of-a-kind facility is situated in a cave at the most southwesterly point of the island, made habitable by the balmy temperatures enjoyed by this tropical paradise. Fall asleep and wake up surrounded by breathtaking scenery and rustic cave walls. Traditional food served three times a day lets you truly enjoy the island life. A vehicle hire helps you get your luggage from the airport to the lodge with a minimum of fuss.
Aotaha Cave Lodge has a surprisingly affordable rate at just $80 a night for a stay in one of its 10 beds. Children under the age of 8 can stay for free, making a trip to Bellona Island a vacation the whole family can enjoy.