Accommodation, Coast and Beaches

Walindi Plantation Resort

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Located in Kimbe Bay on the northern coast of West New Britain Province, this small dive resort has accommodation in tasteful thatched bungalows and standard plantation rooms and a small swimming pool, bar and dining area.

There are 12 thatched beachfront bungalows with self-contained accommodation and 8 plantation house rooms. The bungalows have en suite facilities, ceiling fans, tea and coffee making facilities, kitchenette and a private veranda. The plantation houses are located in blocks of four amidst the lush gardens and have the same facilities as the bungalows except private veranda. Other facilities include a library, computers and free Wi-Fi.

Adjacent to the resort is the Mahonia Na Dari conservation and research centre where scientists have recorded some 900 fish and 400 coral species, giving some indication of the wealth of marine life to be found here. There are three custom dive boats available to transport guests to the best sites and excellent dive equipment is available for hire.

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Walindi Plantation Resort -5.436931, 150.086696 Walindi Plantation ResortView

Facilities

Restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool, room service, tea and coffee making facilities, veranda, library, free Wi-Fi, computers.

Local Wildlife

400 species of coral, 900 species of fish ranging from smaller reef fish to larger pelagic species, sharks, turtles and dolphins. Distinguished Marine Scientist, Prof. Charles Veron inspected the reefs of Kimbe Bay on behalf of The Nature Conservancy and reported: "The coral reefs of Kimbe Bay take me back forty years, to a time when corals grew in lush profusion, untroubled by the problems that beset them today. A short boat ride from Walindi Resort and I am diving on reefs that have half the coral species of the world, all awaiting those rare photo opportunities that come only with the clearest water. I am hard pressed to think of anywhere on earth that has this combination of vibrant health, diversity and beauty." The forest surrounding the resort is good for birding and many spectacular butterflies can be seen on flowering plants in the lush gardens.

Optional Activities

Diving, snorkelling, dive and underwater photography courses, bird watching, volcano hikes, village visits, bathing in the Hot River.

Claire Pote

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Papua New Guinea tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Very well organised, bungalows were very comfortable and in a beautiful setting. A great bonus was the free laundry service! All staff were friendly and welcoming, diving was excellent as was the birding, and we had a superb guide who looked after us very well with varied walks and habitats suited to our abilities.

Mr R K - Pinner