In short: Paradise
The extended version: From the moment we arrived in Lissenung, we wad fallen in love with the place. Dietmar and Ange, the handsome & convivial couple who have built Lissenung with their own hands (and hearts) go over and above to make guests feel welcomed. Also Victoria a beautiful and intelligent fresh faced PNG native takes a very personal interest in your stay. Of course "Uncle P" who you'll probably meet as well. He is kind, charming and makes you laugh with his stories. Everyone makes sure that you have everything you need and that you are perfectly well looked after without being overly intrusive.. The entire staff on the island are full of smiles and are there to help you with whatever questions you may have. Also to ensure your trip is remarkable.
The sleeping accommodations are private, lovely and comfortable - they have everything you need. Your sleep on Lissenung will as deep as the surrounding waters (that's a guarantee). Every morning you will rise refreshed and excited to explore a day of activities or a day of nothing at all. (I prefer the latter - that's just me)
For someone like me, who isn't a "diver" per-se, the island provided my partner and I with more then we could have imagined. We "opted out" of deep dive days and instead choose to snorkel around the entire island, several times! The amount of marine life on the "home reef" is abundant. With color, vibrancy and more little (and big) fishys than you can count.
This hidden treasure is brimming with beauty, we had our own private beach, pristine bath-like water to swim in, cuisine prepared with fresh fare from the surrounding waters and markets in Kavieng - My favorite was the Tuna Tataki! A tour of the surrounding area and were privileged to meet the local community and it's inhabitants. A rather inspiring and centering experience for a city-dwelling New Yorker like myself.
The island is extremely eco-conscious. Dietmar and Ange have created an intricate system of running water that is powered by mother natures rain water. You will never be short on it however they are kind to the environment and suggest that you are as well by reducing your waste by being aware of usage - something we should ALWAYS do!
In brief, coming to a place like this as a multitude of glorious benefits. It heals your soul and soothes your mind from the outside world of impeding distractions. There is something very luxurious about completely removed from any and all distraction, Lissenung is a retreat that you never want to leave and will be conflicted about amplifying it's charms as you'll want to selfishly keep it to yourself. This brilliant diamond in the Solomon Sea is where you should venture If you want to truly engage paradise and discover a place like no other.
- 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