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Tavanipupu is an island in the Solomon Islands. It is located in Marau Sound, at the eastern end of Guadalcanal, between Towara'o Island and Marapa Island, and is part of Guadalcanal Province.[1]

In 1896 a large and profitable trading station was established on Tavanipupu, then called Crawford Island. It is now the site of the Tavanipupu Island Resort, which was visited by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2012.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Marau Sound". UC San Diego Library. US Navy Hydrographic Office. February 1941. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  2. ^ Lawrence, David Russell. The Naturalist and His 'beautiful Islands': Charles Morris Woodford in the Western Pacific. Canberra: ANU Press. p. 52. ISBN 9781925022025. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  3. ^ Chenu, Mal (April 2016). "Tavanipupu Private Island Resort, Solomon Islands: The South Pacific's best kept secret". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  4. ^ McKinnon, Rowan (1 August 2009). South Pacific. Lonely Planet. p. 374. ISBN 978-1-74104-786-8. Retrieved 26 September 2012.

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Coordinates: 9°49′34″S 160°51′00″E / 9.826°S 160.850°E / -9.826; 160.850