A deep bay runs along Utupua Island’s western side. From here it is possible to reach Nembao, one of the main villages on the shores of the island. Still very connected to their culture; the residents of Nembao are likely to welcome visitors with a presentation of traditional dances and songs. The beaches are lined with the houses, fishing canoes and small plantations of these Solomon Islanders. Beyond the village, stretches of mangrove-lined shores extend deep into the bay fostering birdlife, fiddler crabs and mudskippers.