Walindi Plantation Resort

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 is a high level of service and dive professionalism. Walindi was established in 1983 and is now widely considered one of the best dive resorts in the world.

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. The clear waters and health of the reefs enable some of the best underwater photography in the world, and the resort offers Advanced and Nitrox courses.

To reach Walindi, a short flight is required from Port Moresby to New Britain.

Facilities

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

Claire Pote
Area Specialist

Walindi operates the MV FeBrina for anyone interested in a liveaboard dive cruise. Perhaps combine the resort with the boat for an amazing PNG dive holiday.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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.

Number of rooms

20

Air Conditioning

No

Swimming Pool

Yes

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An excellent trip which lived up to and exceeded our expectations. A good mix of different locations and an introduction to different cultures which gave us a great insight into life in a very different country from our own.

Mr T B - Glasgow