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Lissenung Island Resort

2.0 of 5 P.O. Box 536, Kavieng 631, Papua New Guinea
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairns
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a stunning remote Island with Top Diving and relaxation that would be you place. I was there for only 3 days, but from the second i stepped (barefoot) onto the soft sand i knew i will love this place. There are small details all around you that really add to the atmosphere. You will be... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were planning 3 weeks in New Guinea - 2 weeks in rabaul Kokapo area and wanted a nice place to go somewhere else for snorkelling and diving We chose lissenung over kimbe because of reviews and thought it would be not as busy as Kimbe The island is in a stunning area of natural beauty We were disappointed in... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I stayed at Lissenung for 10 days with a group from our local dive club in Cairns. Everyone had a great time on this little island where each bungalow had its own water access. The rooms are neat and tidy with plenty of natural ventilation and a ceiling fan (no aircon). The windows are insect screened and there is a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I didn't actually stay at this resort, but I went on a 2-tank dive with them. I found the staff and owners to be extremely accommodating and friendly, and the diving was top-notch. The gear was in surprisingly good condition. The boats are definitely "island style" but c'mon, you're in PNG, what do you expect?? Although I didn't stay there,... More 

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

Hi Jeremy, Thanks heaps for the great feedback. It was great to meet all of you guys, and I hope the rest of your sailing trip goes smoothly. You have to convince the boss to come back, and stay a bit longer!! Nozaki still wishes she could have stowed away on board.... Say Hi to everyone, Ange More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Absolutely stunning place run by incredibly friendly place - both Dietmar and Ange and all the staff. The bungalows were amazing, with little touches like fresh fangipani flowers on the bed, making the comfy beds, soft, fluffy towels, private outdoor deck and freshly baked cookies all the more special. Given it's a small island and the number of people allowed... More 

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

Hi Jennifer, we're happy to see that you have enjoyed your stay here at Lissenung. It's a shame that you were stuck in Wewak and your stay was cut short. You just have to visit us again on your next trip to PNG! All the best, Dietmar More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Super resort on an idyllic tropical island. Palms, white sand beaches, dawns & sunsets. Very nice rooms well separated for privacy & well fitted out. Friendly staff and superb diving. Brilliant house reef for a complimentary afternoon dive. Boats, gear and guides very good indeed. I visited for a week and hope to return with the whole family one day!... More 

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

Hi Jonathan, thanks for the nice review. Happy to see that you have enjoyed the diving, but we knew that already since we couldn't keep you away from our House Reef ;) We look forward having you and your family up here again sometimes soon. Cheers, Dietmar More 

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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

Hi Sally, Glad to see that you have enjoyed your short break away from Port Moresby and we hope you can make it back here one day soon. All the best, Dietmar More 

Cambridge, MA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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

Hi Chris, Many thanks for the nice review. I hope we could hook you guys again to diving and we''re going to see you again sometimes soon. Cheers, Dietmar More 

Giessen, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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*
Number of rooms: 7
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Lissenung Island Hotel Kavieng
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