The Solomon Islands are home to a wide array of rare art and crafts and many of them are sought after items of collectors from all over the world. Among the most popular are the brown streaked or black ebony hardwood works. The wood is used to make a variety of items, from figureheads on war canoes to bowls and coffee-tables. A huge selection of pandanus baskets and trays are also offered throughout the islands. Malaita Province’s finely crafted shell money and beautiful shell jewelry can be purchased at the local markets. The colorful Honiara Market offers fresh local fruits and local crafts.
The most important ingredient of the local cuisine is fish and seafood, with yellow or blue fin tuna, crayfish and crabs usually freshly caught from the sea. Vegetables are also fresh and plentiful. One typical way to prepare food in the Solomon Islands is motu style of cooking, where Kumara, taro, fish, pork or seafood is baked on hot stones. Most hotels offer local cuisine but also international fair like Japanese, Thai and Italian. A typical beverage is the very popular local beer Solbrew.