THE AGNES GATEWAY HOTEL
A family-run hotel in the heart of Munda on the shore of the Roviana Lagoon offers accommodation, meals and refreshments to all who travel through the Western Province.
The comfortable rooms are adorned with Pacific-style decorations, the restaurant specialises in seafood meals & the Munda bar looks out over the lagoon.
The diving in Munda is spectacular and could be listed as some of the best dive sites in the world. With pristine coral reefs, drop-offs, WWII wrecks, there is something for every diver! Dive Munda dive operation is located on-site, so all your diving needs are at your doorstep.
Relax after diving on the overwater wharf-style deck over the lagoon out front of the bar which captures the sunsets and faces the nearby lagoon islands. Enjoy the local hospitality that is the Solomon Islands!
Agnes Gateway Hotel offers a unique Solomon Islands experience for visitors & is located the beautiful Roviana Lagoon. The hotel is the main accommodation provider in Munda & caters to a wide range of guests. The hotel has a restaurant which specialises in local seafood & is a very popular place. The overwater wharf-style deck sits out into the lagoon. Here you can sit, relax and see the local boats coming & going, between the mainland, and in the evening see beautiful sunset, over the water. The accommodation at Agnes Gateway Hotel has many options but for this program we are offering the Ibibu Cottages. The Cottages are all open-plan and in stand-alone buildings at ground level with lagoon views. They provide more comfort and are in the “Solomon Islands” style, which is with darkish wood, with plenty of Melanesian features. Rooms are cleaned daily with comfortable beds in twin or double configuration, air-conditioned, ceiling fan, mini fridge, furnished veranda & an ensuite bathroom.
The DIVING in Munda is very special and magical - possibly some of the best sites in the world.
Spectacular walls drop off to over 600 meters. Grey, Blacktip and Whitetip Reef sharks routinely patrol, as do Hammerheads. Eagle rays, Dogtooth Tuna, Barracuda and other pelagics are also common. For divers who prefer macro subjects will be enthralled by the smaller critters such as Pygmy Seahorses, varieties of Anemonefish, Spiny Lobsters and Fiery Dartfish.
The reefs around Munda are in pristine condition, with gigantic sea fans, lush hard & soft corals. Divers will be mesmerized by the extensive, intact coral gardens in the shallows. In addition to the reefs and abundant marine life, Munda’s seabed is littered with wrecks from WWII, with fighter planes, bombers, a Japanese freighter and a recently discovered dump site with tanks.
Room cost includes local taxes at time of booking
Room cost is for one or two people sharing per night
Return Transfers - from Munda Airport, to the hotel, included. Meet your hotel representative at Munda airport. Transfer to Munda (5 minutes away)
Use of hotel facilities
No International or Domestic flights are included
Travel & Diving Insurance is for the traveller to organize before travel - Your diving insurance is mandatory & must cover all of your scuba diving & snorkelling activities, including the costs for recompression chamber treatment & emergency air evacuation,(must be provided seven days before arrival).n board).
SSI medical statement will need to be signed. A "yes" , a positive, response means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving & you must seek the advice of your physician prior to participating in diving activities. Any medical costs associated are to be covered by the traveller & should be done in your home country as there will not be a local dive doctor available + a Dive Munda Liability release & express assumption of risk agreement, to be signed, on arrival. Any failure to sign these will mean no diving is permitted.
Any non-alcoholic (bottled water) & alcoholic beverages.
Any optional activities or dive courses (day trips or extra activities or services not included).
Rates subject to change
Kastom Tax's (local community tax) included
Local taxes subject to change
Munda, Western Province, The Solomon Islands
The average water temperature varies very little from 28-30C (82-862F), with generally calm seas at this time of year. Visibility in the region ranges from 20 – 40m depending on the conditions, but you can be assured of amazing diving.
Two guided dives per day from the boat, each dive with 12L aluminium tanks & weights.