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
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 corals.
for the initiated, Loloata's world class scuba services
offer adventurous wreck dives throughout Bootless Bay,
night dives and superb diving excursions to nearby Horseshoe
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 New Guinea.
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
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
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.
Perfect 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.