You will quickly realise when you fly over Marovo Lagoon why it has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. And why it has been nominated for World Heritage listing.

Featured by David Attenborough in the BBC’s award winning series Blue Planet in 2001, Morovo stretches over 200 kilometres — making it the largest saltwater lagoon in the world. It is arguably the world’s finest double-barrier-enclosed lagoon, and contains hundreds of beautiful tiny islands.

These islands surrounded by coral are covered in coconut palms and dense rainforest. Below water level it boasts crystal clear oceans which are home to a multitude of diverse fish and coral.

Driftwood Lodge is located on Gatokae Island – which is the gateway to this extraordinary lagoon. It has a 100-foot drop off right in front of the property with prolific sea life everywhere you dive. There are river and mangrove systems, rapids and waterfalls and the island is covered in dense hardwood forests that meet the ocean. It is awe-inspiring.

Getting there:

Marovo Lagoon is 200 Kilometres northwest of Honiara in the Solomon Islands.
The most direct routes to Honiara are from Brisbane, Australia or Nandi in Fiji which are both a 3 hour flight to Honiara. From there it’s another 1 hour flight to Seghe (Solomon Airlines) followed by a free boat transfer to the Morovo Lagoon (1-2 hours).

Fiji has many direct flights coming in from international destinations including: Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Singapore, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

To take the guess work out of the detailed planning involved for such an adventure – we have our own preferred travel agent in Australia who plan all guest travel itineraries to into Driftwood lodge. See contact details beloW:

Amy Hiles, Manager at Flight Centre, Byron Bay, Australia. You can contact her through email: or telephone: +61 2 6685440