Escape to the beautiful Island of Tulagi, and the site of the original capital. Raiders Hotel and Dive, named in recognition of the USMC 1st Division Raiders Battalion, is situated on the harbor waterfront looking down along to Ngella East. There is no hustle and bustle, or passing traffic and little sign of what Tulagi would have looked like years ago. Sitting out on the balcony you have a lovely view of south eastern Tulagi harbor. The village provides lots of opportunities to wander around historical sites from the British Protectorate days and the left over evidence from the Second World War.
Raiders is located on the Tulagi Harbour waterfront, about 3 minutes walk from the public wharf.
Hotel Address: Tulagi Waterfront, Tulagi
Travel options from Honiara ( Point Cruz) can be by private boat or public ferry. Raiders transport options include: Return open boat transfer from Honiara to Tulagi cost is SBD$4,400 (maximum 6 passengers per boat) including tax. Groups up to 10 passengers are transferred on a larger 11 m boat, costing SBD$8,000 + tax return (if only coming for a day trip). Transfers for groups staying over night will be SBD$7,500 each way. If other guests are traveling on the same day, the cost is shared.Meeting point in Honiara is the Breakwater Cafe. Boats have competent drivers, emergency flares, VHF radios, first aid kit, GPS and life jackets.
Private boat options can be negotiated from the beach near the Point Cruz Yacht Club (Honiara) or the Tulagi Waterfront. Cost approximately SBD $1000 + fuel, or you can get on an open passenger longboat (shared boat) for SBD $100-$200 one way . These boats often have no safety equipment including life jackets and can be overloaded. They have permission to dock at Raiders Hotel & Dive to drop off passengers.
Spray jackets and sun screen are recommended for these trips.