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Walindi Plantation Resort

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Talasea Highway, Kimbe 621 Papua New Guinea
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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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Free parking
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Ocean view
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Talasea Highway, Kimbe 621 Papua New Guinea
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Susan L wrote a review June 2022
Honiara, Solomon Islands9 contributions8 helpful votes
I was the first international visitor (from outside PNG) since covid started. Trip was May 2022. The staff were superb, they looked after me so well. The dive staff and boat drivers were excellent, nothing was too much trouble. Dive sites in great condition. Did birdwatching tour as well, great fun. Accommodation was beautiful, very comfortable and great view from the verandah. Meals were excellent, I recommend Walindi for a relaxing peaceful dive trip.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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SebHem93 wrote a review Apr 2022
Papua New Guinea2 contributions
Splendid simple rooms with boho lighting, I didnt even notice there was no TV in the rooms until the second night!, Walindi is located right next to the beach (black sand), beautiful restaurant and great food (the black forest cake was mouth watering!) and the friendly staff made you feel at home and were always there to assist.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: The bungalows are secluded and looks out to the sunrise above the sea line. Beautiful view in the...
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dougq1969 wrote a review Mar 2022
Papua New Guinea11 contributions5 helpful votes
We are from Canada and just moved to Port Moresby so we wanted to explore true PNG. What can I say other than this place was beautiful. The staff were amazing and so easy to talk to. Martha was exceptional and very easy to deal with. Paul was very knowledgable about the area and always made the day with his sense of humour. I even learned the rules of rugby over dinner :). The tour guides were great to deal with and VERY accommodating to our schedule. TOURS/EXCUSIONS - The house reef was amazing for snorkelling. Clownfish, colourful coral, blue and red starfish, everything! - Restoff Island is a must. Your own private beach on an island made out of coral!!! - WWII planes were a piece of history not to be missed. Where else in the world can you actually go inside a plane that was in WWII in the middle of the jungle. - The fireflies were a very quick trip but worth seeing them. They looked like Christmas tree lights flashing in unison. - The hot springs were also something you will never be able to experience anywhere else. It was like being in a jetted hot tub where the water is the perfect temperature with a jungle surrounding all to yourself. WARNING: It is a bumpy ride so if you have a bad back bring a pillow, which they will be happy to supply. - We always felt very safe and well taken care of. FOOD - OUTSTANDING. We had two buffet style nights with soup, main, and then desert. A-LA-Carte for the other nights with plenty of variety. The food was delicious and some of the best soup I have ever tasted. Breakfast and Lunch menus don't change but there is plenty to chose from. - There is an air conditioned dining room if you need to get out of the heat. ACCOMODATIONS - We had 2 adults and 1 teen. Plenty of room. They do laundry every day which is a bonus. There is no air conditioning so bring a portable fan if you are not used to the heat. The power goes off at 11:00 but there is a UPS for running the fans over the bed as well as any small chargers or night time equipment. GROUNDS - It was like being in AVATAR! Flowers everywhere, giant butterflies, even wild parrots, PNG hornbills and other birds I know nothing about. - The beach is very shallow for a long way so small children can play without issue. There is lots of shade if you just want to get out of the sun including a couple of tree swings. - There is a patio with a bar and a sunken above ground pool which is well maintained. - Bring some bug spray as there is flies depending on the breeze but that is common everywhere. - The view from the room during sunrise and sunset is something out of a movie. STAFF - I cannot say enough about every single one of them. We really felt welcome and if you take the time to get to know them, they are happy to talk to you. You truly are family when you are there. DON'T FORGET TO TIP at the end. They won't ask but if you offer it can be added to the bill and it is truly split between all the staff. - They even saw us off at our van before leaving... My family will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Dave L wrote a review Mar 2022
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Walindi was exactly what I was looking for and everything I could have wanted. I spent my Christmas holiday at Walindi and was made feel welcome from the moment I arrived. The atmosphere was perfect and this was because of the commitment of every member of staff to make me feel special and make my holiday memorable. Walindi is the perfect place to have Christmas lunch and to spend the time between Christmas and new year. There is so much to do and great diving to be had! There is also a really excellent gift shop, with a huge range of masks and carvings - a must to visit.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: You don't need many clothes - pack light.
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Cara W wrote a review Jan 2022
London, United Kingdom27 contributions16 helpful votes
My husband and I enjoyed our Christmas holiday at Walindi. We spent the week snorkeling, birding, and hiking. The staff were all helpful and friendly, even organizing to bring my husband some medication from town when he was dealing with a severe headache from the flight in. The bungalows are comfortable and cleaned daily - which is great during the rainy season. The meals were also delicious. We highly recommend the volcano hike if you're a fit, experienced walker / hiker. Just stunning at the top!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Michael Z wrote a review Jan 2022
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My wife, children (four and six) and I absolutely loved our time in Walindi. We were treated like family and the staff went out of their way to look after us. The room was everything we could have hoped for without compromising the immersion into the tropical holiday atmosphere. There are several historical sites, dive sites and natural wonders to keep all types of inidividuals engaged. Food was exceptional. Views were mesmerising. Activities engaging and enriching. I can't recommend visiting more highly! 10/10 will return!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Roshni R wrote a review Jan 2022
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7 days in Walindi Plantation, everyday different! From local tours to snorkelling to enjoying the incredible sunrises - our family loved every part of it. Our children has the greatest time snorkelling at the Islands nearby. The colours and the sights will stay with them forever. Guided tours to the WW2 plane sites were great too and we loved interacting with the local community there. We also enjoyed the rustic bungalows (especially the fact that our laundry was done free of cost every day). The food was great with loads of variety and the desserts really hit the spot. We will definitely be travelling to Kimbe Bay again!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Roya B wrote a review Jan 2022
Cairns, Australia15 contributions12 helpful votes
Wonderful few days at Walindi resort and out on the MV Oceania. Diving, snorkeling,management, and staff all fantastic A relaxing fun time had by everyone, the diving some of the best in PNG. We enjoyed the company of Cecily Benjamin , with her knowledge of diving and the history of the area.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Joyce Y wrote a review Jan 2022
Vientiane, Laos1 contribution
Stayed 7 days between Christmas and New Year, lots of diving and snorkelling. Highlights include swimming with dolphins on the boom net. On the one day we hiked up the volcano, orcas were sighted in the bay! Still, all the fantastic diving and snorkelling with the resort's professional and caring crew more than made up for missing out on the orcas. Food was locally sourced, varied and generous. Housekeeping crew very helpful and thoughtful. I love the personal touches around the place such as fresh flowers on the bed. The surrounds are wonderfully lush and verdant - we saw hornbills on our first day. Will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Matt C wrote a review Dec 2021
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Our small team visited Walindi Plantation Resort just as the wet season was rolling in. We had four days of fun, snorkling, diving, volcano hikes and adventure. Even on some of the cloudy days the water clarity was superb. Accommodation was rustic and clean, either in your own Bungalow or Plantation Hotel style Rooms. Food was excellent, with great variety and ours was included in the tariff. Staff were excellent and nothing was too much for the hostess and her family.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you have your own masks and snorkels, recommend bringing them as loan sets are slightly limited.
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USD 279 - USD 304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
Papua New GuineaIslands RegionWest New BritainKimbe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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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 (0.8 km).
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Walindi Plantation Resort offers airport transportation 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 harbour view available here.