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Walindi Plantation Resort

Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Tawali £££££

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Tawali Resort is located in a secluded area of Milne Bay amongst local fishing villages and accessible only by boat. Built on a limestone bluff eighty feet above the water, Tawali means ‘reef’ in the local language and aptly, offers world-class diving. Constructed in wood by local workers and entirely by hand, each bungalow has solar-powered hot water and a private balcony overlooking Hoia Bay. Diving, kayaking, hiking and birding are all available at the hotel.

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Rapopo Plantation Resort £££££

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Beach and Island Escapes

On the shores of New Britain, Rapopo Plantation Resort overlooks Simpson harbour and Tavurvur volcano beyond. Manicured lawns dotted with fig and coconut trees hide a large swimming pool, spa and 32 rooms with balcony and sea views. Built on the site of a Japanese fighter airstrip, the hotel is a short drive from Kokopo town, has direct beach access and offers some excellent diving.

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Tufi Dive Resort £££££

  • Papua New Guinea

Tufi Dive Resort is perched on the slopes of Mount Trafalgar, overlooking the stunning fjords and mountains of Tufi and Cape Nelson. Stay in one of the 28 traditionally decorated bungalows, most with a verandah overlooking the Coral Sea or Tufi fjord. Alternatively, stay with a local family, eating with the villagers, exploring with local fisherman, experiencing a traditional way of life. Additional facilities at the resort include a small swimming pool and restaurant.

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Papua New Guinea

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