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Nusa Island Retreat

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Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
984 2247
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Stunning location, unbounding serenity, great bar, cold beers and great hospitality! Such an oasis! Thanks Shannon and Shaun!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
Sharon C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stunning location, unbounding serenity, great bar, cold beers and great hospitality! Such an oasis! Thanks Shannon and Shaun!

1 Thank Sharon C
Ballina, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

surf, food, accommodation, staff all great. Expert guidance to the surf breaks, guaranteed to be uncrowded. The place has an investment in the local community.

1 Thank 3108chrismills
Tel Aviv
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105 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Good food big variety nice setting d friendly join one of the common table make sure to ask for the bar tricks

Thank IssyE
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Nusa is my retreat from the field, when I work up in New Ireland, and I wouldn't go anywhere else. The food is reliably great, fast and fresh. It is hard to go past the burgers at lunch (a great burger and chips is like gold in PNG), and the dinner buffet is brilliant (although there are 8 or so... More 

Thank Peter W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

I have spent a week in Nusa Island retreat. That was a fabulous time spent relaxing and eating while others in the group enjoyed dives. It was an experience closer to nature in many ways. The animal rehabilitation done by the owners of the resort is admirable. As a result the guests get a chance to be up and close... More 

Thank Madhavi M
Karlstad, Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Everything we had was really good. They served at least 5 dishes every night and desert. Best food we had in PNG!

Thank Staffan E
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a favourite weekend hangout for many expatriates in Kavieng. Lots of surfers too during surf season. Great place for food and relax. Small beach, not the best but sufficient for the population. Local village at the back sells lots of local handicrafts. Lots of Surfing, Fishing and Diving activities for those interested.

Thank Tony5Doreen410
Darmstadt, Deutschland
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Was here for a week of diving and the spot is nice but the staff is a bit unorganized. The accomodation is basic but clean

1 Thank Robert M
Lilongwe, Malawi
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The catch of the day seafood is great. They do other stuff too, curries, chinese cuisine, etc Salads are fantastic. The bread is home made and fresh. How about PNG cuisine (on request?)

1 Thank KingChi
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Ambience in the 'barefoot bar' is great. Shaun (the owner) has a fantastic selection of drinks and the evening buffet is superb. Its a set price (65kina) but the selection changes daily. Commences at 7pm with soup. Delicious home-style cooking.

1 Thank thekeystotravel

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  • Address: Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Papua New Guinea  >  Islands Region  >  Kavieng
  • Phone Number: 984 2247

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  • Cuisine: American

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