Walindi Plantation ResortNew Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
Established in 1983, Walindi Plantation Resort is set on an old plantation property and surrounded by tropical rainforest gardens. Located on the shores of Kimbe Bay on New Britain Island, home to some of the world’s healthiest reefs and hugely diverse marine life from colourful critters to schooling barracuda, tuna and jacks, pods of dolphins, silvertip and hammerhead sharks, and if you are lucky orca, pilot whales and whalesharks.
With just 12 traditional style bungalows along the shoreline and 8 Plantation House Rooms, Walindi Plantation Resort is a high quality intimate dive resort with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
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From Port Moresby you take a domestic flight with Air Niugini to Hoskins, which will take approximately 90 minutes. Upon arrival in Hoskins you will be met by a representative from Walindi who will assist with your luggage and transfer by car to the resort, which will take approximately 55 minutes.
Guide price: 7nts / 12 dive package from £1450pp*
Includes: Accommodation in a twin/double Plantation House Room, full board meal plan, daily laundry service, return airport transfers, 12 dive package (including boat trips) and Environmental & Safety Fee.
Not included: International and domestic flights, equipment hire, dive courses, beverages, excursions and gratuities.
*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.
Extend your stay
Papua New Guinea has many options if you wished to extend your stay. From hiking the Kokoda Track which covers the path of an iconic WWII battle between the Australians and the Japanese in the rainforest, experiencing the culture and traditions of the Huli people in Tari Valley, canoe along the narrow jungle waterways of the Karawari River or ride the surf on one of the many virtually undiscovered breaks. Whatever you may fancy adding on to your Papua New Guinea trip we will be happy to guide you and to assist with your travel needs.
Get some rest
The resort has a total of 20 rooms divided into 2 categories, Plantation House Rooms and Bungalows.
The 8 Plantation House Rooms are located within the lush tropical gardens and are built in blocks of 4 rooms. They have an ensuite bathroom, ceiling fan, tea and coffee making facilities, a small fridge and large shared veranda. Plantation House Rooms can fit a maximum of two adults with either a queen size bed or two single beds.
The 12 free-standing traditional style bungalows are located along the beachfront and have an ensuite bathroom, ceiling fan, tea and coffee making facilities, a small fridge and private veranda with beautiful views of the bay. The bungalows can fit a maximum of three adults and have one queen size bed and one single bed.
Enjoy your stay
All meals are served in the comfortable and social Casuarina Restaurant which serves Western and Asian cuisine, cooked from fresh, locally sourced produce. Breakfast and lunch is cooked to order and evening meals are served as a 3-course traditional buffet. There is also an air-conditioned bar and lounge area where you can relax and enjoy a drink, read a book or watch a movie.
The resort also has a swimming pool and large sun deck, paddle boards and kayak for hire free of charge and many excursions are offered included tours to the local village, night-time firefly viewing, nature walks and bird watching, volcano trekking and visits to see the Talasea WWII plane wrecks.
Kimbe Bay is the ‘coral capital of the world’ and is renowned for its amazing marine biodiversity. Scientific surveys on 78 sites in the bay have identified 860 species of fish, around 400 species of corals and 10 species of whales and dolphins. Some of the best dive sites include; Vanessa’s Reef; known for its giant sea fans which create a natural Amphitheatre, Susan’s Reef; which has thick strands of red sea whips with thousands of tiny fish hiding among the sea strands, Inglis Shoal; a seamount rising from the depths, which is rich in fish life and where scalloped hammerheads and grey reef sharks are often seen and for wreck enthusiast, there is the fully intact Japanese WWll fighter plane, the Zero, lying on a sandy seabed at 17 metres
The dive centre offers daily boat diving from the purpose built dive boats which can take between 8-12 divers. There are approximately 25 dive sites easily accessed from the resort with the closest being just 5 minute boat ride and the furthest approximately 75 minutes away. 2-3 dives are offered, with boats departing at 8am each morning and returning to the resort at approximately 2pm (if doing two dives) or approximately 4pm (if doing three dives) with lunch being served on board.
Ready for your next adventure?
Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd
Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 09.00am - 1.00pm
Tel: 01473 921888