offers the unique qualities of convenience and natural beauty.
The resort island is only 15 minutes from the international
airport in Port Moresby, but you'll feel like you're a world
away on this beautiful Melanesian garden isle.
and its surrounding reefs and islands are the perfect nature
study and are regularly visited by botanists, marine biologists
and others with a special interest in our flora, fauna and
rarer marine species.
name Loloata is made from two Motu words, "loloa"
and "ta" which mean "hill" and "one."
So literally the name means "one hill."
main house was built as a private residence in the early 60's
and, at one stage, chicken farming was attempted. In 1970,
Loloata was established as a weekend resort, and in 1978 was
run as a licensed full-time resort catering to holiday makers,
diving and water enthusiasts and a wide range of government
and private enterprise
Needless to say, in such an aquatic
wonderland, there is a world of discovery for snorkeling and
scuba diving enthusiasts. Local divers, island guests and
our scuba schools enjoy escorted trips to nearby reefs and
Lion Island, which is famous for its many species or hard
for the initiated, Loloata's world class scuba services offer
adventurous wreck dives throughout Bootless Bay, night dives
and superb diving excursions to nearby Horshoe
Reef Marine Park.
Loloata's Dive Boat "Dive Loloata" is a purpose-built
9 meter aluminium monohull, designed to cater for ten divers
and three crew. "Dive Loloata" features a cruise
speed of 20 knots, comfortable seating and tank racks, hot
shower, camera rinsing facilities and dual re-entry ladders.
GPS, depth sounder, plotter and radios complete the navigation
equipment. "Dive Loloata" operates to more than
30 moored dive sites all within 10 to 30 minutes of the resort.
Fun And Relaxation Go Hand In Hand
Melanesian Hospitality And Traditional Flavours
you're the type who likes to play "on water" Loloata
offers facilities to help you fish, swim, kayak, windsurf
-- even surfski!
Of course, for those who prefer their activities well and
truly beached, you could power your way through a game of
volleyball, work up a thirst over a game of deck tennis or
table tennis for one of our famous
Bootless Bay Thirst Quenchers, or challenge your friends to
a good old fashioned game of darts.
However, when you're left feeling physically exhausted and
in need of more cerebral pursuits, it's comforting to know
that playing cards are available together with a variety of
board games and an interesting library of videos on Papua
Early morning and late afternoon are also ideal times to go
bushwalking or stroll along the beach and foreshore. It is
possible to course the whole island in about an hour.
we like to encourage a more welcoming club-like atmosphere for
our guests, hors d'oeuvre are served on the patio beside the
bar every evening promptly at six o'clock.
Even dining on Loloata is a more relaxed a la natural event
offering a selection of international cuisine superbly influenced
by more traditional flavours. This is followed by a desert,
an abundance of freshly roasted Highland Coffee, which is also
complimentary any time of the day or night.
Special diets and vegetarian dishes can be accommodated with
advance notice. Children's meals can also be served earlier
if adults wish to dine alone.
That Takes In The Sights And Sounds Of The Ocean
A short walk away beside the foreshore, your colonial-style
elevated unit offers superb facilities and features a wide
verandah where you can lounge and take in uninterrupted
ocean views. or simply stretch out and fall asleep to the
sound of waves lapping the foreshore.
Way To Mix Business With Pleasure
well as catering for holiday makers, diving enthusiasts and
those who have perfected the art of relaxation, Loloata knows
how to mix business with pleasure by providing excellent conference,
seminar and work group facilities. So, whether you're breaking
your journey in Port Moresby, getting away from it all, taking
care of business or looking for that special holiday experience,
come and enjoy all the treasures of Loloata Island Resort.