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Lissenung Island Resort

Lissenung Island Resort prides itself on supporting the local communities.
Lissenung Island Resort, Kavieng, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea
Rates from $148

Lissenung Island Resort Details 


Lissenung Island Resort prides itself on supporting the local communities. We purchase the vast majority of our produce for meals at the local markets or from the locals directly. Almost daily, fishermen and other neighbours paddle over in their dugout canoes to sell us their wares. This ensures that the seafood and fruits are as fresh as possible. We also grow some veggies ourselves, but on a small sand island, the choices are a little limited.
We also pay reef fees to various communities, which goes towards the upkeep of communal facilities such as schools, aid posts, building supplies etc.
All our staff live on Enuk Island, which is the closest island to Lissenung and “our” community. A visit can be organised to have a look at the school and for a stroll through the village. It’s only a 5-minute boat ride away and the whole trip usually takes approx. 1.5 hours. A small fee of PGK 35.00 per person is charged and goes toward the upkeep of the school, which doesn’t get much government funding. Schoolbooks, tables, chairs and other material is purchased with this money. Feel free to bring along exercise books, pencils, cheap tennis balls and swimming goggles. These things are always a great hit with the kids!
The four bungalows are spread out over the island, giving guests plenty of privacy. Three of the bungalows house two rooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom. The last bungalow is a one-room bungalow and uses the share facilities, which are located approx. 20m away. As the island is only 400 x 100m (450 x 110yd), all bungalows are ocean-front.
The bungalows are built in traditional style and blend into their surroundings. The walls are made from woven bamboo, one side of the roof is thatched (Sago Palm leaves), the other side has corrogated iron to collect the rainwater we use for all our water supply. The roof collects the water and feeds it into a big watertank, from where it is pumped up to the roof’s header-tank.
Although the shower water is not heated, the warm environment (28° Celsius/83F) usually ensures a pleasant water temperature.
The rooms are fitted with a mosquito net over the bed, a ceiling fan, a large desk and a wardrobe. The windows don’t have glass, but are fitted with flyscreen to keep little creepy crawlies out, and let the beautiful breeze in. This ensures that no air-conditioning is necessary. All bungalows also have a big verandah with comfortable chairs to relax in after diving.
The big desk in front of the window is ideal for photographers, giving them plenty of natural light to work by and ensure that all camera gear is ready for the next dive. There are a number of powerpoints (240V, Australian socket) in each room and together with 24-hour electricity, the ensure that batteries can be recharged at all times.
The rooms are serviced daily and all linen and towels (room and boat) are provided.


Lissenung Island Resort has 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms featuring pure luxury throughout.


A mosquito net over the bed
A ceiling fan
A large desk and a wardrobe
The windows don’t have glass, but are fitted with flyscreen
The big desk in front of the window
Powerpoints (240V, Australian socket) and 24-hour electricity
The rooms are serviced daily and all linen and towels (room and boat) are provided.

Checking In & Out

Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am


Room Type
Budget single, share bathroom, incl. meals: AUD 170.00/per night
Standard Single, private bathroom, incl. meals: AUD 223.00/per night
Budget double/twin, share bathroom, incl. meals: AUD 148.00/per night
Standard double/twin, private bathroom, incl. meals: AUD 170.00/per night
Return Airport Transfers: AUD 37.00/per night

Boat Dive, 1-tank: AUD 86.00/per night
Boat Dive, 2-tank: AUD 146.00/per night
Boat Dive, 3-tank: AUD 200.00/per night
Night Dive (house reef, without guide): AUD 32.00/per night
Night Dive (house reef, with guide): AUD 48.00/per night
Environment & Safety Fee: AUD 5.00/day
Gear Hire: AUD 28.00/day

Surf Transfer: AUD 97.00/per night
Snorkel on our house reef: free of charge/per night
Half day snorkel boat trip, incl. snacks: AUD 45.00/per night
Half day fishing trip, incl. 25l petrol and snacks: AUD 103.00/per night
Full day fishing trip, incl. 50 l petrol and lunch: AUD 210.00/per night
Half day Village/Island Tour (min 2 pax): AUD 54.00/per night
Full day Village/Island Tour (min 2 pax): AUD 90.00/per night
Checking In & Out
$148 / per night



The area offers some fantastic food options sourcing the region’s best produce and catering to a range of budgets, see some of the best below:
Nusa Island Retreat
Kavieng Hotel
Malagan Beach Resort
Make sure you book in advance if you plan to eat at any of the above restaurants as they are very popular and easily fill for the weekend.
We also offer a concierge service on this property if you would like us to arrange any bookings.



Getting There and Distances

Lissenung Island Resort is 867 kms from Port Moresby

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