Tavanipupu is a private Island Resort is located in Marau Sound, Solomon Islands about a 25 minute flight away from Honiara. Once a coconut plantation owned by Norwegian traders in the 19th century, it's now been converted to a resort for the last 20 years. The resort changed owners in late 2008. Tavanipupu Private Island Resort is the only 5 star hotel in the Solomon Islands. Accommodation comes in the form of has 6 luxury bungalows, complete with king sized beds, mosquito canopies and an arrangement of indigenous artefacts. The resort also has its own restaurant, two bars (one of which is over water) and a day spa.