I visited Lissenung Island Resort through Best of PNG who organised my whole trip. The island itself is a complete get-away-from-it-all experience and one I highly recommend. The rooms are pretty and decorated in a local style and are all secluded and close the the sea. The diving was superb when we were there and our hosts approach was professional yet fun and friendly and expert all at the same time. They took us to a range of great dive sites - one or two are now rated in my favourite dive sites anywhere in the world - and we enjoyed every single day - diving twice most mornings and then doing afternoon house-reef dives or snorkles or additional dives on wrecks from the 2nd WW or a muck dive in Kavieng harbour (good but Tufi's muck dive is my all time fave!). The diving was of an excellent standard as was the boat, the rooms, and the meals and atmosphere which I think were also very good value for money. Meals were relaxed and communal and the fish-supper feasts were wonderful as was our evening entertainment on the beach with traditional songs by starlight! It was a Robinson Crusoe atmosphere but without the hardship:) I know that people who were there for a romantic break such as an anniversary were treated to extra special things like meals and wine on the beach and it looked like a perfect place for such a trip! Private and pleasurable you would have to be made of iron not to relax here and the arrival and departure by small plane (with great views en-route) and then by jeep and small boat transfer really added to our sense of escape. Overall a really brilliant place to go and dive dive dive or laze laze laze or both! for those with the time worth the journey to get there - in fact for me that was part of the whole trip. For those with an interest in culture then there are loads of extra local trips that Ange and Dietmar (the owners who are on-site) will happily arrange as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine a small tropical island covered in palm trees, surrounded by a white sandy beach, a beautiful house reef and some of the best diving, snorkeling and surfing in the world. Lissenung Island is located just a 20-minute boat ride from the airport in Kavieng, New Ireland Province. Nestled amongst natural surrounds traditionally-built bungalows accommodate a maximum of 14 guests. Forget your high heels, suits and ties; barefoot, tropical attire is our dress code. The open sided restaurant is where local and international cuisine is served, with local seafood featuring high. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included in the rates, which are per person. At Lissenung Island Resort, personal service is guaranteed and a visit here is truly exclusive! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lissenung Island Hotel Kavieng
- Lissenung Island Resort Papua New Guinea/Kavieng