Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 NZ South Island Advice - Glaciers or Abel Tasman?
  2. 2 Maasdam (Holland America) verse Golden Princess
  3. 3 Trip Report 17 Days Around New Zealand South Island. My Jaw Dropped Everywhere I went!
  4. 4 Trip Report New Zealand SI and Auckland
  5. 5 Clever, mischievous keas
  6. 6 Trip Report Uluru the Outback Tour Day 3 - Travel Report
  7. 7 Trip Report Uluru the Outback Tour Day 2 - Travel Report
  8. 8 Feedback on my 2 month OZ/NZ itin
  9. 9 Perth, Margaret River, Albany loop
  10. 10 Trip Report New Zealand: Milford and Routeburn Tracks
  11. 11 Help with our 14-day NZ Itinerary
  12. 12 Driving Times South Island New Zealand
  13. 13 Trip Report 45-ish days Solo NZ Trip Report
  14. 14 Ohau Point Seal Colony destroyed
  15. 15 North or South after Perth in rental car?
  16. 16 Cheap and affordable car hire in port douglas
  17. 17 14 Day RV from Christchurch
  18. 18 Whales spotted off Kaikoura first time since quake
  19. 19 Translation of documents
  20. 20 SH1 to Kaikoura update
  21. 21 10 days NZ-crusie or land??
  22. 22 Cooking classes near Melbourne
  23. 23 Sunshine coast or gold coast in February
  24. 24 Trip Report Tasting Tassie, a road trip with food and wine.
  25. 25 New Zealand National Park and itinerary help
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Feed Back about HONIARA and Solomon Islands

Solomon islands are fantastic for me : beautiful pristine islands - no luxery resort.

Honiara is the capital of Solomon Islands, but don't waste your time there - it's the worst city i know .
I booked the "heritage hotel" in Honiara : not a bad hotel but very expensive for the confort - but avoid absolutely their restaurant

You might be interested by buying local wood carvings : they are fantastic - better to buy them in islands because Honiara is expensive

If you have to ship it because you are overweight for your flight : i tried DHL HONIARA - it was terribly expensive (800 Euros for europe) , they were supposed to pack and protect the items , but they didn't and they just but all items together in the parcel. Of course, wood carvings were damaged and broken at arrival.
When i was in Honiara i bought the insurance, but i can't get any official invoice, even if i paid with credit card. I finally get an official letter signed with the confirmation of the insurance and the amount of goods insured.
I declared in my country the broken items , but there is no subscribtion of any insurance and it seems the insurance paid was a kind of bonus for DHL HONIARA
So i am crazy and i will go to trial against DHL .
The weight of the parcel declared by DHL was 500 grammes , instead of 15 kilos ! and of course the shipment was delayed of 2 weeks

So avoid to work with that DHL HONIARA : not professional, not serious, damaged carvings because of insufficient protection, no invoice and no insurance even i paid for it - so quite a dishonnest company

No Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement