Guinea's premier dive location
things start to happen from the time you arrive in Papua New
Guinea; the vivid colours and startling faces coupled with
that marvellous smell of warm earth, sunshine and tropical
plants immediately convey to your senses you are on vacation.
On your Air Niugini flight to Port Moresby to Hoskins in West
New Britain, you will also realise that this is no ordinary
vacation. Mountain ranges that top 14,000 feet divide the
main island. The deeper valleys remained isolated until early
this century; the land you fly over is occupied by people
who have 700 different languages and cultures that are just
located on the north coast of New Britain is world renowned.
The resort's guest book reads like a Who is Who in the world
of sport diving and underwater photography. Voted as 'the
best diving resort anywhere in the world' by reader surveys,
the staff and hospitality at Walindi will ensure your stay
is memorable. Above water, fern draped bungalows nestle amongst
the rainforest along the beach front. Walindi is not a large
resort and that's the way we like to keep it. Catering for
a maximum of twenty-four guests means you receive the undivided
attention you deserve, yet the freedom to feel every dive
has been made for you alone. Good company, great food, friendly
staff and a relaxed atmosphere provide the perfect background
while you enjoy the delights of Kimbe Bay. Underwater, Kimbe
Bay supports an incredibly diverse marine habitat. World famous
dives with names like Ema, South Bay, Inglis Shoal, North
Ema, Christine's, Susan's, and Restorff Island are only a
few of the more than 200 reefs and dive sites sprinkled throughout
Kimbe Bay. All are pristine and untouched by a rigid policy
of "Look but don't touch."
70% of all coral species in the Indo-Pacific region are found
in Walindi's waters. No other dive area in the world can boast
such diversity. Walindi management policy is committed to
supporting this unique ecology both below and above the water.
To this end,
the resort is supporting the establishment by the European
Union of a Nature and Marine Research Centre within the resort
grounds, which will continue to monitor and research all aspects
of Kimbe Bay and West New Britain ecosystems.
12 Beachfront Bungalows with private facilities, available
as single, twin, double or triple rooms.
& Library: Situated in the main Plantation House, with
comfortable seating and extensive range of marine, fiction
& non-fiction literature.
- Bar: Comprehensive
with mixed drinks, beer & selection of wines.
Room: Next to lounge area - buffet meals with a large range
of tasty dishes, specialising in Asian cuisine.
& Tea: Teas and freshly ground coffee available at all
times in dining room. Coffee & tea making facilities
also available in bungalows.
- Meal Times:
Breakfast 7.30am to 9.00am; Lunch 12.30pm; Dinner 7.30pm.
Children's' meals are available earlier on request.
240V 50Hz from a generator 24 hours. Flashlights provided
in all bungalows. Special charging facilities available
at dive shop.
Spring water at Walindi is perfectly sound & completely
free of added chemicals.
Included at no extra charge & laundry bags are provided
in each bungalow.
- Baby Sitting
& Child Minding: Available day or night, please enquire.
Not expected - if you wish to tip please ask the management.
Facilities: Swimming pool - next to lounge area. Snorkelling
equipment - available for hire. Swimming - anywhere is suitable
- the pool or jetty. Scuba diving - operates everyday on
a 2 dive per day basis. Comprehensive equipment available
for hire from dive shop. Boating - outboard powered boats
available for hire with a driver. Fishing - available with
a guide. Walking - casual short walks with a guide available.
Tennis Court - next to main house - racquets & balls
available for guest use.
Small library - culture and diving.
A range of artifiacts & souvenirs available for sale.