Walindi Resort | PNG Resort | Papua New Guinea | Scuba Travel

Walindi Resort | PNG Resort | Papua New Guinea - Pacific

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  • 20 rooms in total, with 2 room grade available
  • Casuarina Restaurant and the Planters Bar on the deck are the social hub of Walindi Resort.
  • Traditional buffet style, consisting of three courses; soup, main dishes with plenty of sides and dessert.
  • The central resort area is the social hub of Walindi and includes the tropical and airy reception and dining room (Casuarina Restaurant), lounge and bar area (Planters Bar), swimming pool, sundeck.
  • Day diving from the resort is offered on three custom built day dive boats, with moorings on over 40 Kimbe Bay reefs. Walindi Dive also offers hire dive equipment, dive courses and nitrox.
  • Complete range of diver training courses. Dive and snorkel gear hire services. Equipment repair and service shop.
  • Wireless internet is available in the main resort area.

Walindi Resort | PNG Resort | Papua New Guinea

Walindi Plantation Resort, established in 1983, is an intimate dive resort situated on the shores of Kimbe Bay on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Celebrating over 30 years of operation, the resort is world famous for it's quality of diving, international award-winning photography and warm hospitality. The resort's guest book reads like a Who's Who in the world of Sport Diving and Underwater Photography and the resort has been voted to have "the best diving from a resort anywhere in the world" by reader surveys.

Walindi has two styles of accommodation. The plantation house rooms are the standard accommodation, but you can also upgrade to a bungalow. All packages are on a full board basis.

The central resort area is the social hub of Walindi and includes the tropical and airy reception and dining room (Casuarina Restaurant), lounge and bar area (Planters Bar), swimming pool, sundeck, Blue Taro Boutique and a comprehensive library with computers for guest internet connection. Wireless internet is available in the main resort area.

Good company, great food, friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere provide a perfect backdrop while you enjoy the delights of Kimbe Bay diving. Buil time into your itnierary to explore the local area, join a birdwatching tour or just relax the day away.


Walindi Bungalows are free standing "bure" style accommodation, built in local timbers and materials. They are nestled in the tropical gardens of Walindi, situated at various points along the ocean frontage of the resort.

All our bungalows are fan cooled and fully screened. They each have a private verandah and ensuite facilities and are accessed by paths winding through the rainforest gardens.

Bungalows can be reserved as a single, twin, double or triple.

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Plantation House

Plantation House rooms at Walindi are built in blocks of four rooms, constructed with local timbers and materials. The blocks are situated slightly back from the beach and have garden views.

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 of four rooms share a verandah.

Plantation House rooms can be reserved as a single, twin or double.

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Each Bungalow includes:-
Ensuite bathroom-
Ceiling fans-
Fully screened and secure mesh windows Kitchenette with small refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities-
Writing desk-
Private verandah-
Fresh towels, soap and conditioning shampoo are provided daily-
Daily laundry service included in the tariff Hairdryer available on request for the duration of your stay-
Power is 240 volt, with three pin Australian plugs.-
Each Bungalow also has a double 240V international power point.

Covid Information for Walindi Resort

Please ask about the latest in resort covid requirements, where applicable.

Country Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

From 6 October 2022 there are no COVID-19 restrictions for international travel into PNG.

Updated 6 OCT 2022

Frequently Asked Questions


PNG sits just south of the equator and only 160km north of Australia. Yet it feels a world away. The nation itself is made up of the eastern half of New Guinea island (the western half is a part of Indonesia) and many off shore islands. It is made up of several islands, the largest being West New Britain. It is here that you find the divers' paradise of Walinidi Plantation and Febrina.

Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

From 6 October 2022 there are no COVID-19 restrictions for international travel into PNG.

Updated 6 OCT 2022

Weather and Climate

PNG has a climate that mirrors much of the South Pacific. Officially the wet season runs from December to March, whilst the dry season is between May and October. However, the rainfall can be very localised and what happens on 1 island may not be happening on another one nearby! The conditions remain fairly warm and humid all year round, with average air temps ranging between 25-29C.


Flight options

There are several routes to PNG, with a total flying time of around 19 hours. Air New Zealand, Quantas, Cathay Pacific and Singapore airlines are the most common flight options. Most routings will require the final leg of your journey to be completed on a Air Nuigini code share flight. You will generally by flying overnight in both directions. We are able to book most major airlines. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Port Moresby, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.


Popular stop over destinations include Hong Kong, Singapore or Australia. Please speak to your travel consultant if you would like to add a few days in any of these locations and we will be able to adapt your flight routing accordingly.

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

You must apply for and provide your visa approval letter prior to travel to PNG> Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here


Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here


Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly


You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.


An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here


Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

Your exact arrival arrangements will vary. If you are connecting straight onto a domestic flight to Hoskins, please follow the directions in Port Moresby airport. Alternatively, if you are staying in the Holiday Inn hotel, please make your way to the hotel shuttle meeting point in the airport. Walinidi Plantation and Febrina are approx a 1hr drive from Hoskins airport. If you have any issues, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.


Transfers in PNG are usually either provided by your liveaboard, a private transfer or airport shuttle.


You will be advised locally of your departure transfer arrangements. There is a departure tax of 30PGK per person



Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.


The currency of Papua New Guinea is the Kina. If you are not planning to venture outside Walindi you will not need to carry much Kina. All extras can be charged back to your room and paid upon check out

Phone coverage

Phone coverage can be patchy. There is internet access in the main building but it is limited. Please check with your phone contract provider for data roaming, charges and 3G availability.

Plugs and electricity

Plugs are type 1 (same as Australia & New Zealand). Rooms are also fitted with a double international power point for your convenience


Hire equipment

A limited range of scuba and snorkelling equipment is available on site - please ask for a local charge price list and book before travel


PADI dive courses can be arranged - please ask for more information about pre-booking


There is a boutique located at the resort which sells local carvings, masks, art, and other handicrafts. We can also arrange shipping from PNG to your home at an extra charge.


Nitrox is available in resort $10 per fill


Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit is 30% of your holiday cost, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. If you would like a pay by link to complete check out via email please let us know and it can be set up for you. We do not take AMEX. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £8 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions or personal cheques.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation


Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices


Your package includes 7 nights in a plantation house room (2 people sharing)
Full board meals are included as standard, as well as a free daily laundry service
10 dive boat package with AIR fills and prepaid environmental/safety fee
Airport transfers Hoskins to the resort return are included


A 10% VAT is applied to all local purchases.

Nitrox, extra dives, special trips, land tours, drinks and alcohol outside of your meal package are all billed for and paid locally in resort

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Please ask for a quote to add international flights from the UK to Port Moresby/Hoskins. We can book most major scheduled airlines including regional UK departures.

Walindi Dive runs three purpose built day boats to take you on an amazing adventure to Kimbe Bay Reefs each day. "Cheyne" and "Charmaine" are our two larger purpose built day dive vessels, complemented by "Ema", a slightly smaller vessel.

We have a variety of different sorts of dive sites - underwater sea mounts where you are more likely to see bigger fish, unbelievable sheer walls, fabulous coral gardens, huge fans and funky critters. Our dive sites are suitable for all levels of diver and whatever the length of your stay we will try and give you a great selection - the one thing we can promise is that you won't be bored!

The dive operation's over-riding mission is to provide our guests with the very best world class diving experience and acquaint them with the incredible biodiversity of Kimbe Bay.

We strive to ensure the highest standard of diving services and training for our guests and staff whilst conserving the waters and reefs of Kimbe Bay in their natural, pristine state.

Walindi Plantation resort has a dedicated, international Dive Manager who's mandate is to lead and mentor a team of national staff to ensure an enjoyable, world class diving experience for our guests.

The dive team harnesses the knowledge, training and experience of a truly passionate, caring collection of talented national professional divers.

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Casuarina Restaurant

The restaurant offers three meals daily (included in the tariff) and fare is Western and Asian style, delicious and plentiful, featuring local seafoods, fruits and vegetables. The beef served is produced on neighbouring Numundo Plantation. Meals are at set times. Special dietary requests will be accommodated wherever possible, just let the Manager or Reservations Staff know of your needs prior to arrival.

Planter's Bar

Planter's Bar is the perfect place to relax and socialise. Share stories with fellow guests or just watch the day draw to a close over the water before dinner. The bar is fully stocked with mixed drinks, beers, a selection of wine, soft drinks, bottled water and snacks and is open for most of the day.

Resort services

Walindi Resort offers a range of services such as: daily housekeeping & laundry service, airport & town transfers, luggage storage, tour desk, safety deposit box, currency exchange, babysitting services, Wi-Fi, parking and basic business services.