Kennedy Island, Gizo

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Kennedy Island (colloquially known as Plum Pudding Island, though the local name is Kasolo Island) is a small uninhabited island in the Solomon Islands that was named after John F. Kennedy, following an incident involving Kennedy during his World War II naval career. Kennedy Island lies 15 minutes by boat from Gizo, the provincial capital of the Solomon Islands' Western Province.
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  • Pretty island and the dropoff around it provides some very good snorkelling - a small shark was patrolling and lots of fish and blue water. It's also a tern nesting place. The island caretakers are...  more »
  • Visit this island where JFK came ashore after being sunk in PT109 in ww2. Great snorkelling nearby and "tame" parrots. A must visit if you are close by  more »
  • Any great documentary on John F. Kennedy should include this island, and how they survived.
  • Beautiful island, also referred to as Kennedy island. Best way to get there is to get your boat from Gizo Hotel. Fraction of the cost of excursions offered by the cruise ship.

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