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Honiara Central Market

Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Honiara Tours

We visited Honiara recently from a P&O cruise and it was excellent. Don't bother booking a tour... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Jenny W
Brisbane, Australia
Vibrant market with good variety of fresh food and other goods.

The Central Market is a busy bustling market. There is lots of fresh food available and prices are... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Bolwarra, Australia
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“fruit” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (6 reviews)
“local produce” (6 reviews)
Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We visited Honiara recently from a P&O cruise and it was excellent. Don't bother booking a tour from the ship there are people and tour companies waiting outside the terminal gates. Most off a two hour tour for 250 Solomon dollars per person. They do...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Central Market is a busy bustling market. There is lots of fresh food available and prices are marked to make purchasing equal. The food is fresh. There are also some handicrafts and the like for tourist shopping. Comments about personal security and keeping moving...More

Thank Hesselson1
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Very real and very busy. Very organised with similar products grouped. Fruit and veg and fish and clothing. Always good for the tourists, a chilled coconut.

Thank Pieter S
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Saturday is the biggest day and the only day to see the wonderful display of flowers. All produce is local so it is best to dig deep to find the freshest local produce. Lots of friendly smiles with no pressure to buy. There are other...More

Thank RobertandMark
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I have been to many Island markets - went mostly to get a coconut crab . On my third visit i was successful . I was warned about ' pick- pockets " and watched my steps ( only white person there ) I got my...More

1  Thank rolfyboy
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is real locals market. It's not just there for tourists. The locals show here for their fruits, veggie, fish, oils and more. I love non commercially made coconut oil. I was able to pick up a couple of bottles for $1.50 each-extremely cheap by...More

3  Thank Deb W
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The Central Market have the best healthy fruits for affordable prices. The area where the fish and seafood are sold are dirty and needed to be cleaned. Proper tables should be made for the seafood such as mud-crabs, shells and squid to be properly placed...More

3  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Its always interesting to have a look around the markets but this market is fairly basic in terms of not only what is there (very largely vegetables and fish) and treat the smells and sounds that go with it as part of the experience. You...More

Thank DiverDanSydney
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This place is definitely worth a visit. It's crowded with locals selling & buying their food supplies. It's a grotty, dirty place, especially the open drain down in the fish market area, but disregard all that if you are wanting to pick up some good...More

1  Thank DianneKamerling
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

If you've time a wander around the market is always recommended. The fresh veges, fruit, root crops and seafood are interspersed with a variety of coconut oils, soaps, sarongs, hand woven baskets, shell money, shell necklaces and an assortment of handicrafts. Saturdays are particularly busy...More

1  Thank WanderingTraveller79
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