I flew to Kimbe to have a relaxing week after working in PNG for a month. Walindi was the PERFECT escape - a great blend between relaxation, low stress, and amazing diving. If you are looking to have an incredible and top-notch dive experience, this is the place for you.
Captain Gary and the crew of boys at the Walindi Dive Shop are fantastic. Gary is extraordinarily knowledgable about diving and has countless life stories. His crew is efficient, fun, and EXCELLENT dive guides with an impressive breadth of knowledge of local coral and fish species. Gary will make sure you are diving at your appropriate level and safe and comfortable in your diving needs.
All resort staff was lovely and the plantation has a very family oriented vibe. I visited in April/May when many Australian scientists were visiting and doing research. Family style dinners made for fun and interesting conversation.
- 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