Accommodation, Coast and Beaches

Loloata Island Resort


Located just a 15-minute ferry ride from the capital of Port Moresby, Loloata island is an incredible diving hotspot – wonderfully secluded yet conveniently situated. Originally established in 1977 as a small 21 room Resort, Loloata will re-open in early 2019 as a world class Island Resort offering access to some of the world’s best diving in their 29 recognised dive sites.

Diving in the Port Moresby area is seasonally variable: January to early March is the wet season, causing reduced visibility; early June to early October is the dry season, during which South East trade winds can cause choppy seas, but visibility is good; and late October to early December is generally viewed to be the best time, with good visibility and calm seas. At Loloata diving is available year round, and several of the sites are accessible and well protected even on rougher days.

Rooming options available are 20 Waterfront Executive suites; 40 Hilside Oceaniew rooms and six water view rooms. The rooms are nestled into the side of the island, with their contemporary design and white colour scheme creating a lovely contrast against the vegetation.

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Loloata Island Resort -9.534585, 147.290331 Loloata Island ResortView


2 Conference rooms, restaurant, casual Café, two bars, dive & water sports pavilion, two retail outlets, pool, comfortable 100 seat ferry and land base terminal.

Optional Activities

Diving, snorkelling, swimming, spa treatments, water sports.

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

The [Papua New Guinea] trip was a success…! got great pictures.. .and we enjoyed it very much. Our arrangements worked much better than we expected…

Mr R M — London N1