Charapoana Island Eco- LodgeAddress: Charapoana Is, Marovo Lagoon, Morovo Lagoon
Charapoana Island Lodge is situated on Charapoana Island which forms part of the chain of islands on the northern rim of the Marovo Lagoon. Its extensive coral reef along the shore line offers amazing snorkeling, and the local style accommodation provides a serene outlook over the lagoon. Whilst facilities are very simple, your hosts will make every effort to ensure your Solomon experience will be memorable.
Charapoana Island Lodge is located on the Marovo Lagoon on a northern fringing reef. The island faces north to Santa Isabel and south across the Marovo Lagoon to Marovo island.
By Plane: From Honiara, visitors to Marovo Lagoon travel by light plane (50-70 minute flight) to Seghe on the south east tip of New Georgia. Visitors should be prepared for the fact that Seghe is a small airstrip with only a few private houses along the edge. Currently there is no wharf on the foreshore, and guests have to step down from the embankment to the boat.
Jae will take you by fibreglass boat approximately 12 km across the lagoon - standard transport in the area. Be prepared for the chance of getting a little wet from spray on the way to the island! Charges for return transfers are per person plus fuel costs which is currently approx $950 per boat up to 6 people.
By Boat: A fast boat departs Honiara 0700 on Sundays( weather dependant) and drop passengers at Seghe Village at lunchtime. Slower local passenger boats leave Honiara Sunday morning and arrive in the Lagoon approx 10pm the same night. Small boats come to meet the ship and take passengers to the surrounding villages.