Papua New Guinea is a special destination for divers, birdwatchers and travellers ... and one of the very special places within PNG is Kimbe Bay, New Britain Island.
WALINDI PLANTATION RESORT nestles on the shores of Kimbe Bay and Max and Cecilie Benjamin, their family and staff have been proudly showing off the Kimbe Bay reefs to visiting divers for over 30 years.
Walindi Resort is also home port to the boutique liveaboard dive vessel, MV FeBRINA. With Captain Alan Raabe at the helm, FeBrina has been exploring the waters of New Britain further afield from Kimbe Bay for over 24 years.
Celebrating over 30 years of operation, Walindi Resort is world famous for it's quality of diving, warm hospitality and relaxed atmosphere.
A recent coral count of Kimbe Bay revealed an incredible 413 species of hard coral. This is over half the total world species in one Bay!
Whether you choose a private Bungalow or a Plantation House Room for your stay, all our rooms are built in tropical style, constructed of local timbers and nestled in rainforest gardens.
Besides world class diving and snorkelling on the reefs of Kimbe Bay, why not try a dip in the hot river, a village tour or one of the many other land based activities on offer.
MV Febrina offers various itineraries throughout the year, diving the pristine waters of North and South New Britain, including Witu Islands and Fathers Reefs.
The coral reefs of Kimbe Bay take me back forty years, to a time when corals grew in lush profusion, untroubled by the problems that beset them today. I am hard pressed to think of anywhere on earth that has this combination of vibrant health, diversity and beauty.Prof Charles Veron (Former Chief Scientist, Australian Institute of Marine Science)
The reefs are pristine and offer what I assume is diving as it was 100 years ago. The bonus was Orcas on the last day, something that I will not soon forget.Travellin-Tireman, Canada (Trip Advisor - June 2014)
Walindi is a beautiful hotel in a gloriously tropical surrounding. The diving is absolutely top class and worth the effort getting there.Jason R., Trip Advisor - July 2014
Febrina is one of those rare nuggets of authenticity in a growing sea of fabrications.Michael D. Crane AICP, Crane Associates Inc, Vermont - July 2015