Bougainville: Sohano Island

Sohano Island is a small island between Buka Island and Bougainville Island. It’s isolation from bigger island makes it somewhat of a “rich-n-famous” playground in Bougainville (is there is such a thing). The island was used as the main base by the Japanese during their occupation of Bougainville in WWII and they built fortification and cement stairs and pathways. The most beautiful promontory on the island is facing the Buka Strait with panoramic views of the water, reefs, and islands – absolutely stunning. There’s also a monument here to the Japanese soldiers who died during the war.