You have a range of options available when looking for accomodation in Kavieng - from a traditional hotel like the Malagan, to the relaxed luxury of the Nusa Island Retreat or the affordable comfort of the discount guest house.
Nusa Island Retreat
Nusa Island Retreat is an environmentally and culturally sensitive accommodation facility with traditional style and charm. Perfectly positioned on a white sandy point with safe swimming and encompassing views it is located just across from Kavieng town, convenient to all facilities. A mix of standard and premium rooms, fully stocked licensed bar and restaurant specialising in fresh local seafood and vegetables. The Retreat has 5 boats catering to most all water based activities. Nusa also specialises in tours and activities ranging from snorkelling, fishing, surfing kayaking/canoeing and cycling.
In the mornings step out of your bungalow onto one of Scuba Ventures boats, Stay at Nusa and enjoy Kavieng diving at its easiest and most convenient.
8 traditional styled bungalows situated on the waters edge are stylishly built from local materials. Two overwater premium bungalows have there own bathrooms, the big double strorey bungalow also has its own bathroom,shared bathroom facilities for the other bunglows are housed close by.
The famous beachfront restaurant and Nusa bar boasts the best and most delicious local seafood; the biggest mud crabs, lobster, fresh fish, local vegetables and fruits in PNG.
Integrated with the Nusa Lik community you can enjoy village walks on the island. Basket weaving demonstrations and visits to the school can be arranged.
Take a boat across to Nusa Lavu where you can do a short bush walk to see the Japanese World WarII guns, Bunkers and the Blow holes.
A short boat ride across to town also allows you to enjoy a walk around Kavieng Town, visit the market , War memorial or go see some World War II relics.
Staying at Nusa Island Retreat givers divers the real opprtunity to experience local culture. More than just a dive holiday
Malagan Beach Resort
Malagan Beach Resort located Beachfront overlooking Kavieng Harbour. This small stylish lodge offers 16 suites, constructed from local timbers. All suites have private facilities, veranda, air conditioned, refrigerators, mini bar, cable television and telephone. The centre complex provides an excellent restaurant, cocktail bar and has a conference centre. Kavieng Town and the local markets are within walking distance offering gusets a taste of different cultures.
Scuba Ventures provides the diving service for the resort, located only a minutes drive away. Transfers are easy and convenient. After a two tank dive you are dropped off back at the resort for lunch, a third afternoon dive or cave dive be arranged.
Situated in Town opposite the Westpac Bank. A number of spacious economy or deluxe rooms are available. With all mod-cons including AC, satellite TV, bar fridges, room service and phone plus of course our ‘a la carte’ restaurant featuring our world famous Friday night seafood buffet, the Kavieng Hotel is perfect for both the international tourist and businessman.
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There are a number of budget options available for the backpacker budget conscious traveller. In town there is the Kavieng Club, Kalaro Guest House and the Peter Tarot Centre. To assist with making bookings for the above budget options please phone or email us.
The Kavieng Club is situated in the centre of Kavieng but still just 5 minutes walk from the main market and waterfront. It has affordable rooms for tourists and a 9 hole golf course. Host: Delta. Phone: + 675 9842224
Fax: +675 9842457
The Kavieng Club is conveniently located in the centre of town. It offers bar and meal facilities as well as an attached 9 hole golf course and accommodation of various standards.
The accommodation is classified as Fan rooms, Air conditioned rooms and Deluxe rooms. The Fan and Air conditioned rooms are quite similar with attached bathrooms, small fridges and tea and coffee making facilities whereas the Deluxe rooms have a fully equipped kitchen and nice views over the golf course. The cool and spacious bar area also has an attached garden where guests can sit and have a drink.
Fan cooled Room no 5 is very popular with budget travellers, its large, Sunny and with own bathroom( cold shower) fridge, TV and tea and coffer making facility at K 88.00 ( approx AUD 40.00) a night twin share and K 77.00 single its undoubtably excellent value.
As the Club does not have email we are more than happy to assist with bookings. They do not require a deposit.
Transfers for diving provided by Scuba Ventures
Peter Tarot Centre
The Peter Torot Centre was originally established as a conference facility for the Catholic Diocese of Kavieng. Dormitories and private rooms were added later on either side of the building. The staff at the centre are very friendly and the place is peaceful. It is very close to Kavieng town, the markets and hospital. Only a few minutes walk from Scuba Ventures.
Facilities, including rooms, are very basic but they are clean and tidy. Mattresses, pillows and sheets are given out on arrival. Guests must supply their own towels and soap. There is a kitchen which can be used by guests or if guests prefer, meals can be provided at a very reasonable price. A very economic place to stay in Kavieng for the budget traveller.
Phone :+675 984 2682
Rooms are K
Transfers are provided by Scuba Ventures
Kalaro Guest House
Kavieng’s newest addition to the town’s accommodation needs is the Kalaro Guest House. It is a small quiet guest house ideally situated in the heart of town’s main residential area along Enuk Street off the main road linking the Court House, Kavieng main wharf, market and the waterfront. It is ideal for families, tourist groups (local and international) but its quiet atmosphere may also attract professionals on longer term business trips.
The guest house is secured by fencing which ensures quietness and within the layout guarantees individual privacy. The entire flooring is covered in ceramic tiling thereby presenting a clean, magnificent and friendly atmosphere.
There are 4 rooms; 2 with attached bathrooms and 2 of which share a bathroom. All rooms are air conditioned. There is a lovely homely lounge area for the guests to use as well as a guest kitchen. Meals can be provided at a reasonable price on request.
Phone/Fax 984 2546
VILLAGE STAY GUEST HOUSES
In the 70’s and 80’s before mass marketing took over tourism you used to be able see untouched and rarely visited beaches and experience genuine local culture in places like Koh Samui and Koh Phi Phi in Thailand, and Bali and the Gillie Islands of Lombok, Indonesia. Now come see and enjoy one of the last unspoilt frontiers. Stay at a village guest house in New Ireland, PNG.
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New Hanover Islands
Mansava Adventure Lodge
(Map Ref # 27)
Mansava Adventure Lodge is located on Tsoi Island, North Lavongai. The guesthouse is built from bush materials with 5 rooms, a verandah and a dining area. The Lodge is perfect for swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing, canoeing and fishing. Your hosts Boston and Helen cook delicious local food and will ensure every aspect of your stay is attended to.
Tsoilik Lagoon Guesthouse
(Map Ref # 26)
Located on a gorgeous sandy beach at the edge of lagoon, perfect for swimming and fishing, this brand new guesthouse complex has a range of double, twin and single rooms. Hosts: Graham and Ruthy.
The Guest House is situated on the corner of the island and the view is classic South Pacific with lagoons, reefs and little islands. The Guest House complex is still not complete (mid-20060 with construction of another 4 rooms underway and a separate Haus Kuk planned for the future but don’t let that discourage you from coming to stay as currently there are 6 operational rooms for accommodation, a functioning shower and toilet block and a small kitchen and dining area.
As you would expect with a new Guest House the bedding, mosquito nets and curtains are all nice and fresh and the rooms have flyscreens. In the most recently constructed building of two rooms, both have their own pleasant outdoor space/veranda. The ‘older’ building has 4 rooms, again with open areas for relaxing, a dining area and a small kitchen. The rooms, toilet and shower and common areas are all very nice and clean.
Power is by generator, there are electric lights but lanterns are also available.
Towels and mosquito nets provided.
Flush toilet and showers.
Meals provided. Vegetarians catered for.Island Lagoon and Beachfront location.Water from rainwater tank and well.Activities provided include fishing, snorkelling, surfing during the season, canoeing and learning to weave. Trips across to New Hanover for bush walking (waterfalls, WW11 wrecks etc) available.
2 hours from Kavieng by banana boat.
EAST COAST OF NEW IRELAND
Cathy's Village Homestay (PREVIOUSLY LARAIBINA HOMESTAY)
(90 km from Kavieng)
(Map Ref # 11)
This Homestay is in Laraibina Village - home of the famous New Ireland eels - about 1 hour’s drive along the Boluminski highway from Kavieng.
In her home Cathy has a large spacious room that has a double and 2 single beds. There is no power in the village so light is by lantern only. Mosquito nets and towels are provided. Meals are available. Note there are no conventional toilet facilities.
Panatalis DorDor Beach Peles (113km from Kavieng)
(Map Ref # 13)
This traditional style guesthouse at Bol village is located on a beautiful sandy beach, a perfect spot for swimming. The shady trees make it a nice and quite place to sit and relax. Nearby is a lovely river. The people are friendly and the children are always excited to see tourists.
One building with 3 rooms. One double, 2 twins and a 5 bed dormitory.
Also a separate ‘Haus Boi’ which has inside a raised platform suitable for groups to sleep.
No power but lanterns are available.
Towels and mosquito nets provided.
Drop toilet. Bathe in nearby river.
Meals provided. Vegetarians catered for.
Water from rainwater tank.
Activities provided include fishing, snorkelling, watching local village women do craft work and preparing food. Also visit freshwater swimming place with sink-hole. Trips to nearby Libba to see master carvers, and Kafkaf Lagoon available.
2 hours from Kavieng. PMV or mini-bus.
Karavinai Guesthouse (142 km from Kavieng)
(Map Ref # 15)
Karavinai Guesthouse is situated on the Boluminski Highway in Konos Village, some 2 hours drive south from Kavieng. It is located near a big river, after which the guesthouse is named, and is a good stop-over spot for tourists transiting to Tabar Island. There is a long sandy beach nearby so you can swim and snorkel. Come and make friends with Karavinai Guesthouse - you’ll be glad you did! Host: Atau.
Laxasilang Guesthouse (164 km from Kavieng)
(Map Ref # 16)
Laxasilang Guest House is named after the major cultural symbol of the local tribe (“the snake”). Positioned in Malom village on the Boluminski Highway it is located between two running streams and 100m from the beach. Enjoy snorkelling, bush trekking to the nearby waterfall, caving (check out the Japanese war relics) and bird watching. Hosts: Cathy and Emanuel.
Dalom Guesthouse (176 km from Kavieng)
(Map Ref # 18)
Dalom Guesthouse at Dalom village is situated on a beautiful wide sweeping bay. There is a sandy beach ideal for swimming, surfing and snorkelling. This village on the central coast of New Ireland is quiet and safe and has a cold fresh running river. All activities have a genuine cultural touch and the hospitality is most friendly.
One bungalow with 5 rooms including two doubles and three twins and verandah.
Solar power with lanterns.
Mosquito nets provided.
Flush toilet. Bathe in nearby ‘refreshing’ river.
Meals provided. Vegetarians catered for.
Spacious dining area.
Guests can store their valuables and luggage in the storeroom which is kept locked
Beach and river front location.
Water from river is put in tank.
Activities provided include surfing in season, fishing, snorkelling on fringing reef, caving, bird-watching.
3 hours from Kavieng. PMV or mini-bus.
Hosts Milika and Kana
(Map Ref # 17)
The Puroro Guesthouse is in Limbin village - the gateway to the Lelet Plateau so the weather is cool and the climate delicious. The turnoff from the Boluminski Highway is south of Malom village but before Dalom. It is a steep winding road requiring 4WD for a lot of the time. The area is famous for producing all the fresh garden produce for the Lihir Gold Mine, one of PNG’s largest mining operations. The Guest House is situated on top of a hill overlooking the village of Limbin and surrounding farm land. It has two rooms off the main living area and another in a newer building out the back. This guesthouse is quiet and cosy and is in a very quiet spot perfect for watching the beautiful sunsets. And being a little more isolated than the average village the people are extremely friendly.
One bungalow with 2 rooms plus living room and kitchen.
No power but lanterns provided.
Drop toilet. Bathe behind screen with bucket.
Good kitchen for self-caters though meals provided on request and vegetarians catered for.
Spacious dining area.
4-5 hours from Kavieng. PMV or mini-bus