The Islands of Pride, a reference that not only describes the Solomon’s natural beauty, but also to the people's contributions during World War II. Some of the most lethal battles took place here, amongst the glittering lagoons and orchid laden forests. The Solomon Islands have suffered tremendously from battles, both historical and those more recent. While a safe and enchanting destination with over 70 endemic bird species, it most certainly remains an adventure destination. The nation is an archipelago of volcanic islands, which are still largely cloaked in luxuriant rainforest. Few tourists have discovered this hidden gem, that remains remarkably pristine as well as generous and friendly.