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Walindi Plantation Resort

Talasea Highway, Kimbe 621 Papua New Guinea
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#1 of 2 hotels in Kimbe
Walindi Plantation Resort, established in 1983, is an intimate dive resort situated on the shores of Kimbe Bay on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Celebrating over 35 years of operation, the resort is world famous for its quality of diving, international award-winning photography and warm hospitality. The resort's guest book reads like a Who's Who in the world of Sport Diving and Underwater Photography and the resort has been voted to have the "best diving from a resort anywhere in the world" by reader surveys. Walindi Resort offers 12 traditional style, self-contained bungalows spread along the beachfront and surrounded by rainforest gardens along with 8 Plantation House rooms. Bungalow facilities include en-suite bathrooms, ceiling fans, large windows to catch the tropical breezes, kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities, and private verandas overlooking the beach and gardens. The central resort area is the social hub of Walindi and includes the tropical and airy reception and dining room, lounge and bar area, swimming pool, sundeck, boutique and a comprehensive library with computers for guest internet connection. Wireless internet is available in the main resort area. Catering to a small number of guests at the resort means you receive undivided attention, yet the freedom to feel every dive has been made for you alone. Good company, great food, friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere provide a perfect backdrop while you enjoy the delights of Kimbe Bay diving.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and 1 more


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Grade: 40 out of 100
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Talasea Highway, Kimbe 621 Papua New Guinea
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Andre B wrote a review Aug 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand13 contributions
Walindi Resort offers an outstanding break for both international and PNG based visitors. The facilities, including spectacular gardens, are very well maintained with friendly and well trained staff. There are a variety of activities available so try and give yourself enough time to fit in the volcanic hike, helicopter trip, WWII plane wrecks, snorkeling and diving, or a stroll in town. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Bungalows are recommended for more privacy.
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Response from Walindi Resort , Owner at Walindi Plantation Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Andre B, Thank you for your kind review and for visiting us here at Walindi, we hope to see you all back here soon! Regards, Cheyne
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Marie L wrote a review Aug 2021
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea2 contributions
We had a very pleasant 4 night stay at Walindi. Warm welcome from the managing team who kindly agreed to postpone our stay due to unexpected flight cancellation (special thanks to Ema for that). Spacious and comfy bungalows with memorable sunrise each morning. Wonderful diving with very professional and attentive diving staff. The icing on the cake was a surprising meeting with dozens of dolphins ! We will definitely come back to explore new diving spots. Merci beaucoup et à bientôt !
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Walindi Resort , Owner at Walindi Plantation Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear marielZ7446UH, We really appreciate you taking the time to review us and thank you both for visiting! Cheyne
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Gina V wrote a review Aug 2021
Kokopo, Papua New Guinea8 contributions
Without a doubt one of the best dive locations in PNG. The bungalows, food, service and nearby activities exceeded all our expectations. I would do this trip again solo or with friends. The entire trip I felt safe and well looked after. The owners developed a one of a kind resort. They are genuine with a real passion to create a wonderful experience for all their guest.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Walindi Resort , Owner at Walindi Plantation Resort
Responded Aug 16, 2021
Hi ginavO1940QN, We are very happy to read your group really enjoyed your time with us and we hope you all can return soon with a longer stay! Cheyne Benjamin
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Ethel Goina wrote a review Aug 2021
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Most definitely the highlight of the year for me. Walindi is an excellent resort. It has the best diving and snorkeling spots. The land and sea tours offer a great range of fun activities that takes you to the outer small islands for a scuba dive or snorkel or into the bushlands for volcano climbs, thermal hot river swim etc. My personal favorite was the Garu hot river which was literally a natural spa. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I'd give a 5 star rating for the customer service. Overall the experience was immensely exciting and rewarding.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Walindi Resort , Owner at Walindi Plantation Resort
Responded Aug 16, 2021
Hi 20ethelg, Really happy to read your groups visit to Walindi was a highlight of your travels and we exceeded your expectations. We hope you will all visit us again soon! Cheyne Benjamin
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Phillip S wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
The setting of the resort is absolutely stunning. The resort itself is lovely, and relaxing. The food is delicious. The diving/snorkelling is world-class with excellent crew, and the land tours are really cool as well. The family vibe of the resort resonates through with the hospitality shown by the Benjamin family. O
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Walindi Resort , Owner at Walindi Plantation Resort
Responded Aug 8, 2021
Hi PhillipS1180, Thank you for your review and for visiting our resort ans spending your break with us! It was a pleasure to meet you both and we do hope to see you again soon. Regards, Cheyne Benjamin
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Frequently Asked Questions about Walindi Plantation Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Walindi Plantation Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kimbe Bay (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Walindi Plantation Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Walindi Plantation Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Walindi Plantation Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Walindi Plantation Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Walindi Plantation Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Walindi Plantation Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Walindi Plantation Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Korean.
Does Walindi Plantation Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.