A friend recently asked what places in PNG should he visit on his next trip here. He flies in every couple of months on business and stays for a couple of weeks and wants to spend the weekend in another Province as a weekend getaway or something like that. It’s pleasing to hear such requests because Papua New Guinea is no doubt much more than Port Moresby and obviously Port Moresby isn’t Papua New Guinea.
Naturally, the first question we asked him before looking at the potential “getaway” destinations list is what his interests are and what he dislikes. Papua New Guinea is so diverse it has many different experiences so trying to gauge the likes and dislikes of a particular visitor can make it more easier to filter the relevant and the irrelevant.
Well, our good friend is a water type person so Milne Bay and West and East New Britain came into mind instantly. Based on recent positive reviews from friends and friends of friends, we thought we’d recommend Kimbe in the West New Britain Province. Our good friend will be frequenting here a few more times so there’s no doubt he’ll visit the other destinations in the near future.
Kimbe is the capital of West New Britain Province. It is a port town on the widely known Kimbe Bay and believe it or not, it boasts an incredible 60% of the coral species of the entire Indo-Pacific. It has a magnificent tropical setting with coral reefs and there’s live-aboard diving expeditions that has attracted many tourists from across the globe. Particularly, those that love the underwater world.
In the 2013 census, Kimbe had a population of 27,191 and make no mistake that number has increased significantly. Equally busy have been the people providing tourism services in Kimbe because the popularity of the place is increasing too much due to the fantastic landscape, the lovely people and of course those who are providing a variety of tourism related services.
One such tourism service provider is Walindi Plantation Resort and we’ve made the recommendation to our dear friend to give Kimbe a try and stay at this magnificent resort.
Why did we choose Kimbe and Walindi Plantation Resort? Here are the 10 reasons why:
So if we had to convince our good friend to take up a weekend getaway to Kimbe and stay at Walindi, here are our top ten reasons:
To know more about Kimbe and Walindi, click here.
Pic Credits: Bluewater Dive Travel and Michelle Westmorland