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Lissenung Island Resort

2.0 of 5 Villa   |   P.O. Box 536, Kavieng 631, Papua New Guinea
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
salsticks Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lissenung is a beautifully laid out resort, with warm and friendly staff. The bungalows are well designed with fans and mosquito nets. Each bungalow is set away from its neighbour affording it privacy and tranquility. The meals were good and well portioned - guests were always asked if they wanted more to ensure no one went hungry. Breakfast was large:... More

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Cambridge, MA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dietmar and Ange were wonderful hosts and the resort generally runs like an imperceptible clock works. Diving is fantastic (see below), the food is great (served communally at nominal times indicated by a bell), and the accommodations superb, down to how the beds are made and spaces decorated with fresh flowers. Arrival is by a quick (20 min) boat ride... More

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Giessen, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Remote tropical island with very high relax factor, quiet and cosy. Visitors have to be aware of the difficulties involved in setting up a resort like this - there is no ATM machine, no rattling minibar in the rooms and the floor of the lounge and restaurant area is fine sand. Divers who thought they have seen it all, adventurers,... More

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Ange073, Owner at Lissenung Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Cowryking, Many thanks for your lovely comments. We loved having you both stay with us, and hopefully, we'll see you again here one day. We've tried to tell the birds to be quiet until after 6.30am many times, but especially the crows just won't listen! Must be all males..... ;) Take care, Ange More

Tauranga, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The best part that stands out to me is the amazing location. A beautiful reef surrounds the small island that makes fora fun round the island dive and also great night diving. The dive sites we were taken to were also amazing. The wreck dives of planes and ships were another definite highlight! Cute little bungalows with great access to... More

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Ange073, Owner at Lissenung Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi JL, Thanks for your great comments. We loved having you guys all here at Lissenung. You are right, the ride to the island in the dark can be a bit scary if you are not used to it, but our drivers know it like the back of their hands. We are also working on getting a spotlight set up... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

20 minutes boat ride from Kavieng will bring you to Lissenung Island. Small resort specializing in dives around the region. Ange and Dietmar run the place since 1996. Decent food. Good beaches and reefs for snorkelling for non divers. Perfect for a lazy day out. The must visit place in Kavieng, New Ireland.

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Ange073, Owner at Lissenung Island Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Tony! It was great to have you and the gang out at Lissenung for the day again. Good luck with the new job. Cheers, Ange More

nyc
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

In short: Paradise The extended version: From the moment we arrived in Lissenung, we wad fallen in love with the place. Dietmar and Ange, the handsome & convivial couple who have built Lissenung with their own hands (and hearts) go over and above to make guests feel welcomed. Also Victoria a beautiful and intelligent fresh faced PNG native takes a... More

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Ange073, Owner at Lissenung Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Patrick & Chris, Thanks so much for the awesome comments. We loved having you guys, it's just been too short! Next time there is a triathlon in Oz, you have to come and visit again. And if Dietmar and I ever make it to NYC, we'll definitely let you know. Take care, Ange & The Gang More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Been to Ange and Dietmar's place twice, at two different seasons spanning a few years and have seen different things on both visits. A world away from the other diving "resorts" in PNG...not even going to mention the other ones as they don't come close to this one. Yes, you can see different things under the water in those other... More

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Ange073, Owner at Lissenung Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome comments, guys! However, I have to say the other resorts in PNG are also very nice. You are absolutely right though, we don't do fussy and over the top, but relaxed and familiar. That tends to try to make our guests wishes happen a lot easier, we all have a lot more fun... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This was the most relaxing two days of my 8 months in PNG. The food was great, the company entertaining and the island was a wonderful haven of peace and tranquility. The snorkeling was amazing - I have never seen so many different shapes and sizes of fish and the divers all seemed to be having a good time. We... More

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Ange073, Owner at Lissenung Island Resort, responded to this review

Lisa, many thanks for your lovely comments. We loved having you and Elles, and I'm sorry there were no turtle eggs to be found the day we went to Ral Island. But hopefully, we'll see you back again one day soon! Take care, and have fun in Port Moresby! More

Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

What more can be said about this lovely place… Liz and I spent 10 wonderful days here, 4 of which we were the only guests. I could not think of a better way of escaping the craziness of Port Moresby. Peace and quiet, everyone was super friendly, food was great, the house reef is unsurpassed we snorkelled each day and... More

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Ange073, Owner at Lissenung Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Liz & Shawn, thanks so much for your lovely comments, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Nozaki and Vicki went to Ral 2 weeks later at full moon and discovered a nest, plus we've had 2 turtles come to Lissenung to lay their eggs, so we'll be very busy with turtle babies in... More

Gaggenau, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The LISSENUNG Island Resort was our third lodging during our journey through Papua New Guinea. From Port Moresby with a short stopover at Rabaul we landed at Kavieng after 2.5 hours flight time. The feisty Nozaki was already waiting for us and after a 10-minute-ride by car we arrived at the boat bridge. From there we reached the LISSENUNG Island... More

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Lissenung010, Owner at Lissenung Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Mel & Dave, thank you very much for the great review. We're happy to hear that you had a good time here at Lissenung and also enjoyed the diving. Hope to catch up with you at the BOOT Show in January. Cheers Dietmar & Ange More

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Address: P.O. Box 536, Kavieng 631, Papua New Guinea
Location: Papua New Guinea > Islands Region > Kavieng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Lissenung Island Resort 2*
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Imagine a small tropical island covered in palm trees, surrounded by a white sandy beach, a beautiful house reef and some of the best diving, snorkeling and surfing in the world. Lissenung Island is located just a 20-minute boat ride from the airport in Kavieng, New Ireland Province. Nestled amongst natural surrounds traditionally-built bungalows accommodate a maximum of 14 guests. Forget your high heels, suits and ties; barefoot, tropical attire is our dress code. The open sided restaurant is where local and international cuisine is served, with local seafood featuring high. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included in the rates, which are per person. At Lissenung Island Resort, personal service is guaranteed and a visit here is truly exclusive! ... more   less 
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