Last month my husband and I spent 3 nights at Walindi Plantation resort. What can I say? It was a fabulous experience. The diving was wonderful but given that there's good diving all over PNG. that's not what made this place a stand out. The rooms are lovely, the setting is lush and beautiful, the food is super yummy (an impressive feat in PNG where certain ingredients can be very elusive) and the staff are amazing. We received excellent dive briefings from the friendly and enthusiastic Dan and Kat. We were guided on our dives by Oscar, Martin and Peter - who seem to possess super human vision (easily finding pigmy sea horses and mandarin fish!) and took wonderful care of all their charges and our gear. Our reservation was handled by Emma, who is very professional, friendly and flexible, and the other staff whose names I do not know certainly knew ours and looked after us beautifully.
It was a pleasure to stay at such a well run place, a pleasure to dive in the incomparable Kimbe bay with skilled dive guides and a pleasure to kick back with a beer and enjoy the beautiful scenery in the evenings. I love too, that this place is more than just a resort, these guys put a lot of work into reef conservation and research and are very supportive of PNG's volunteer community. Thanks guys for an amazing stay, I can't wait to come back :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 30 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Walindi Plantation Hotel Kimbe