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Address: Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands

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Beautiful empty beach with huge wreck to easily snorkel

30min in a taxi from central Honiara, we were the only people on Mbonege beach which is a beautiful long sandy beach. The wreck is amazing, lying so close to the shore, with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kiri S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

30min in a taxi from central Honiara, we were the only people on Mbonege beach which is a beautiful long sandy beach. The wreck is amazing, lying so close to the shore, with really interesting mixture of colourful corals and lots of beautiful fish. Quite creepy swimming over the wreck in such shallow water, I enjoyed this trip so much... More 

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Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Wow, what a place. It was filled with the locals with picnic food. Then swimming around the wreck is amazing. It's just a few meters away from the shore and the fish you can see are fantastic. It's $40 per car to access the beach but if they know you are a tourist, they charge you more. (People are at... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Booked this on p&o cruise. 30min drive from honiara. Fee to access beach...there had been a crocodile sighting so snorkelling was a bit scary. Nothing to see till you get to the wreck about 15metres out...some lovely gish and an octopus...but if you have been on the barrier reef ubwill be disappointed here. The water was almost hot. Sea lice... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

There are not a lot of tourists in Guadalcanal. So the few that there are spread out and you hardly ever see anyone. The same can be said for this beach. Although it is hyped, there is often no one there. There are also no facilities. No shower, no food, no umbrellas. But it is a nice spot to relax.

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Thank dmittleman
Honiara, Solomon Islands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The sea lice were terrible the water was murky and the place was rather boring. There was nothing to do there other than sit around and get bitten by ants.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were with a paid guide so didn't get charged for entry. Nice beach. The wreck is close to the beach and easy to snorkel. Didn't spend more than 15 minutes in the water. Quite rough and poor clarity unfortunatley.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

This beach is the only access to the Bonegi wreck and the locals hold users up like bushrangers. The charge to drive into the park is way over the top but they know that if you want to dive you are forced to pay whoever says at the time "pay me". It would seem that this is a Government owned... More 

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Thank Warrick M
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I learned to dive here at Mbonge Beach (B1 and B2), it was great. Although B2 is more visible above the water I believe B1 was the better dive and would be better if one was snorkelling too.

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Thank itstonz
Sydney
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We visited the beach during our recent visit to Honiara so that our daughters could snorkel around Bonege 1 the Japanese ship wreck which is only 10-15 metres off shore. The beach was about a 30 min drive from Honiara and when we arrived we needed to pay the local landowners about 60SBD each to use the beach. Whilst it... More 

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Mullumbimby, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

We spent most of the day here swimming, snorkelling the ship wreck just off shore (only about 10 metres) and strolling along the beach. We bought all our food and a bbq to cook lunch and we sat and enjoyed it under the little grass huts on the beach. Sometimes after rain there are crocodiles found in this area so... More 

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