The Walindi Plantation Resort, established in 1983, is a family-owned resort situated on the shores of Kimbe Bay on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Celebrating over 37 years of operation, the resort is world-famous for its quality of scuba-diving, snorkelling and warm hospitality. Bird watching and nature tours are also popular activities at the resort.
Walindi Resort is proud to support sustainable tourism practices which have been built into the resort design and operations since our inception.
“We care about the environment and the local population and are always looking at ways to help our environment, reduce our impact and deliver effective Eco-standards to our guests while supporting our local community.” Walindi Plantation Resort
Conservation and education
Walindi has developed a marine conservation and education centre which has been operating since 1997 called Mahonia Na Dari with the aim to understand and conserve the natural environment of Kimbe Bay and Papua New Guinea for the benefit of present and future generations.
Walindi has also developed an Elementary and Primary School to service the local community.
Accommodation at Walindi Resort is in secluded Plantation House Rooms (bures) nestled along the beachfront and surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
The bungalows are free-standing bure-style accommodation, built with local timbers and materials. They are nestled in the tropical gardens of Walindi with ocean views. The rooms are fan-cooled and fully screened.
Each bungalow has a private verandah and ensuite facilities and is accessed by paths winding through the rainforest gardens.
The Plantation House Rooms are in blocks of four rooms, constructed with local timbers and materials. The rooms are situated amongst the gardens. Plantation House Rooms are fan-cooled and fully screened. Each room has private ensuite facilities and similar features to the larger bungalow accommodation. Each block shares a common verandah.
Features and facilities
The central resort area is the social hub of Walindi. Visitors can relax at the cool shades at the reception and restaurant. Or cool of in the pool or at the bar with a drink.
The features of the central area are the:
- swimming pool,
- Blue Taro Boutique,
- tropical and airy reception,
- Casuarina Restaurant, lounge and bar area (Planter’s Bar), and
- a comprehensive reference library with TV and complimentary wireless internet.
The restaurant offers three meals daily. The menu is Local, Western and Asian style, delicious and plentiful, featuring local seafood, fruit and vegetables.
The beef on the menu is from the neighbouring Numundo Plantation. Fresh and delicious.
Kimbe Bay marine biodiversity
Fringing dormant volcanoes create a dramatic backdrop to the waters of Kimbe Bay. Countless submerged reefs and seamounts play host to over 900 species of fish and 400 species of coral. The pristine corals grow to amazing sizes in a rainbow of colours, a photographer’s paradise.
Kimbe Bay with its warm, clear, calm waters and small rainforest-covered islands offers a unique and ideal place for snorkelling and diving. Pristine and colourful corals are home to a variety of fish, crustacean and invertebrate life and many of the reefs have resident schools of barracuda, tuna and jacks.
Dolphins and sharks watch
Locals and visitors at Walindi Plantation Resort regularly sight a range of shark species, particularly on the offshore reefs. Resident pods of dolphins frequently entertain snorkelers transiting between sites.
The occasional sightings of orcas, pilot whales, whale sharks and other marine life passing through Kimbe Bay waters delight both guests and staff.
Guests can also snorkel just in front of the resort or use the paddleboards and kayaks available to explore nearby reefs.
A visit to Walindi Plantation Resort is an extraordinary PNG experience! Check out Walindi Resort’s website for more information.
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