Resorts

WALINDI PLANTATION RESORT, NEW BRITAIN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA


Walindi from the sea (Ric Steininger)

Walindi Plantation Resort, located beside Kimbe Bay on the north coast of New Britain, has been described as having “the best reef diving from a resort, anywhere in the world” and is widely considered to be the world’s premier diving resort! Enclosed by mighty volcanoes and majestic peaks towering above the dense lowland rainforest, Walindi Plantation Resort is set amidst a palm-oil plantation. Twelve comfortable fern-draped bungalows with en-suite bathrooms are set in the beautiful and well-tended tropical gardens of this 500 acre plantation and each has its own magnificent sea views across Kimbe Bay. The pleasant Plantation House Rooms are situated in the main building and have en-suite bathrooms. They are slightly smaller than the Bungalows but are a great option for those on a budget. The swimming pool, kayaks and land tours provide alternative relaxation when the diving is over and the well-stocked bar is the place to meet fellow divers and exchange fishy tales in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Three small dive boats whisk divers to the dive sites in about 40-60 minutes and, between dives, picnic lunches are taken aboard or on a small island. Up to three boat dives are available daily. Shore diving, including night dives, can be arranged locally. Nitrox is available. Walindi has an extraordinary reputation, particularly amongst underwater photographers.

Walindi Plantation Resort is reached by flying from Port Moresby to the small town of Hoskins on New Britain, followed by a road transfer of just under an hour to the shores of Kimbe Bay.

Price: From about £1415 (US$1910, about €1660)

Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation on a twin/share basis in a Plantation House Room at Walindi Plantation Resort
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily
  • Return airport transfers
  • Unlimited laundry service
  • 5 days of diving (2 boat dives daily, dive guide).

Supplement for 3 boat dives per diving day are available.

Stays can be of any length. Prices above relate to a stay of 7 nights.

Upgrades to other room types are available: Please contact us.

Reduced rates available for non-divers.

Single Occupancy Supplement: Please contact us.

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.


Sunrise over the South Pacific (Daryll Torckler)


Beachfront Bungalow (Ric Steininger)


Bungalow interior (Michele Westmorland)


Exterior view of Plantation House rooms (Cat Stinson)


Plantation House room interior (Cat Stinson)


The dining area (Walindi Plantation Resort)


Night falls at Walindi (Michele Westmorland)


The main house (Michele Westmorland)

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