volcanic mountains cloaked in green capes of lush tropical foliage
thrust steeply upward from the deep blue waters. Jungle birds
call randomly from their roosts, while thin threads of smoke
rise from clusters of thatched roof huts lining the shores.
This magical landscape is where Malolo Plantation Lodge is found.
below these tropical waters, the area is alive with a diversity
of plant, animal and marine life. This entire coastline becomes
another wondrous world of discovery and delight for snorkelers,
divers and those interested in marine ecology. Take a traditional
canoe ride over crystal waters teeming with fish and blanketed
in coral to an uninhabited island for a guided nature walk.
Marvel at the plant life and tree species growing on ancient
volcanic rocks swept by ocean spray.
A short distance
by road reveals a traditional village where the people still
make use of and live in harmony with their natural surrounds.
These gentle people guide us through the forest to show how
they use the plants and fruits for both medicinal and ceremonial
purposes. Watch women as they work dressed in skirts made
as they have been for centuries from local grasses and colored
from the natural dyes of forest plants, berries and earthen
plantations, where the palms and cocoa shade trees are laden
with giant, magnificent stag-horn ferns, are home to hundreds
of colorful birds. This area of Papua New Guinea is a picture
perfect tropical paradise. Malolo Plantation Lodge has 14
air-conditioned rooms, tennis court, dive facilities, restaurant,
bar and lounge, fresh water swimming pool and extensive lawns
and gardens reaching down to the ocean.