Sanbis Resort is total exclusivity! Located on a secluded island approximately 7 minutes from Gizo Island by boat, Sanbis Resort offers the premier accommodation in the country, with each bungalow having its own private beach, luxury ensuite bathrooms with hot water and a terrace with a stunning view across the lagoon. The resort boasts the best stocked bar in the West, plus fantastic meals are prepared by an
International Chef and served by very friendly and trained staff!
This is considered the premier wave by many who come to Solomons. It’s an outer right hand reef set up about 2km from the nearest land, so it’s very sensitive to wind. Catches all available swell and is often bigger than other breaks in the area. It has barrelling sections and works well on NW to NE swells. In the right conditions it’s a fast, powerful, right.
Long peaking left which at its best goes through 4 distinct bowling and then reforming sections. At mid-high tide this is an easy walling wave that can handle large swells. On small swells it can get a bit fat and higher tides can stop it breaking all together. On low tide it’s a completely different wave with ledging take offs, fast, hollow walls and a very shallow reef. Needs glassy conditions to surf on low tide. When it’s big, this is a serious wave.
This reef passage is a real swell magnet and there is pretty much always a wave to be had on the incoming tide here even if it’s flat everywhere else. It breaks more like a beach break with shifting left and right peaks – but it is a reef and can be shallow on the inside. Best on small days at 2-4 foot when there are some fun, peaky and fast waves.
A very consistent right hander that breaks on incoming tides almost every day. It’s a short, fast wave with a number of walling sections and an easy barrel. Very fun when it’s small and even when the swells up it does not get as heavy here as some other nearby breaks.
A consistent right breaking close to a very scenic village. Expect the whole village to come out and join in! Super fun wave.
A beautiful river mouth wave breaking on river stones ideal for long boards and fish type boards. Likened to Noosa point for its perfect long boarding shape. As featured in Pacific Longboard magazine some years ago. It’s a consistent spot that almost always has a small wave.
Likened to HT’s in the Mentawis. A fast barreling wave all the way down the line – barreling from 2 foot upwards. This is a serious wave for advanced surfers. Named for the nine second barrels observed here.
Pricing & Packages
7 nights from USD $1400
The beautifully appointed beach bungalows are all made from local materials apart from the bathroom fit-outs, which have a European style feel. Proper, ceiling fans run 24 hours a day. Fresh drinking water is provided daily, hot water for tea and coffee is available in thermos bottles, which are replaced twice a day. All lighting works 24 hours a day as it is all run by our Solar battery bank.
3 nights from USD $1980
An absolutely idyllic place for two couples, group of mates, or a family with two elder children. The Lodge consists of a main building that has three split levels with a living/entertainment area with TV screen, Hi-Fi and wireless internet, BBQ facilities and a 6 person Spa bath, fridge with ice maker is restocked daily, a bit like a mini bar. Two fully air-conditioned bungalows with ensuite bathroom and small veranda overlooking the lagoon. A private jetty to explore parts of the Gizo lagoon. Rental of the Lodge includes a small, self-drive motor boat, per night with a minimum stay of 3 nights (plus fuel used for the boat).
Sanbis Resort is for the holiday-maker who wants something unique. Enjoy snorkelling in front of your private bungalow in 30 degree waters, join activities provided by Solomon Water sport located at the in-house dive centre or simply relax to your heart’s content. The Solomon Islands are as far from the maddening crowd as you can get and Sanbis Resort offers the tranquillity that comes with the serene island environment.
There are three good consistent breaks, Titiana (LH), Paelongge (RH) and Outside Naru (RH)) within close proximity. Titiana is about 13 minutes from Sanbis by boat, Paelongge about 20 minutes and Naru about 7 minutes. There is also a break at Skull Island, near Zipolo Habu – Lola Island (VERY long) but can be unreliable. Skull Island is usually only good if Paelongge and Titiana are huge. The best time for surf is during the cyclone season from November through to the end of April when there are N/NW winds.