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Loloata Island Resort Papua New Guinea
P.O. Box 5290 Port Moresby Papua, New Guinea
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Loloata offers the unique qualities of convenience and natural beauty. The resort island is only 15 minutes from the international airport in Port Moresby, but you'll feel like you're a world away on this beautiful Melanesian garden isle. Loloata and its surrounding reefs and islands are the perfect nature study and are regularly visited by botanists, marine biologists and others with a special interest in our flora, fauna and rarer marine species.

Access to Loloata Island Resort: Port Moresby (Jacksons International Airport) is the nearest airport. Getting to the Island involves a 15 minute car ride from the airport followed bya a 10 minute boat ride on one of the Loloata Island Resort private ferries / water taxis. Airport transfers and pickups from Motels/Hotels in Port Moresby can be booked by telephoning the Resort.

BRIEF HISTORY The name Loloata is made from two Motu words, "loloa" and "ta" which mean "hill" and "one." So literally the name means "one hill." The main house was built as a private residence in the early 60's and, at one stage, chicken farming was attempted. In 1970, Loloata was established as a weekend resort, and in 1978 was run as a licensed full-time resort catering to holiday makers, diving and water enthusiasts and a wide range of government and private enterprise conference groups.

Loloata Island Resort Port Moresby Papua New Guinea

Loloata Island Resort Port Moresby Papua New Guinea - Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION: Twenty-two (22) beach front units accommodating up to three (3) persons per room - (extra beds can be arranged for families). All units have ensuite bathroom and balcony.

Accommodation That Takes In The Sights And Sounds Of The Ocean. A short walk away beside the foreshore, your colonial-style elevated unit offers superb facilities and features a wide verandah where you can lounge and take in uninterrupted ocean views. or simply stretch out and fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping the foreshore.

HOTEL FACILITIES & SERVICES: Loloata Island Resort has a licensed restaurant which serves either fixed menu or smorgabord meals and a fully stocked bar. Special diets can be catered for by prior arrangement. Conference facilities are available on the island. The Resort runs 24 hour 240 volt power. Fresh water is supplied from rainwater tanks and two desalination plants. Visa and Mastercard credit cards are accepted.

Non-Diving Activities: Snorkeling - Wave Skis - Sailboards - Linefishing - Volleyball - Table Tennis - Darts - Beachwalks - Bushwalks - Sightseeing Tours - Artifact Shopping Trips in and around Port Moresby.

A Divers World And for the initiated, Loloata's world class scuba services offer adventurous wreck dives throughout Bootless Bay, night dives and superb diving excursions to nearby Horshoe Reef Marine Park.

Loloata's dive operation operates two dive boats. "Dive Loloata" is a purpose-built 9 meter aluminium monohull, designed to cater for ten divers and three crew. "Dive Loloata" features a cruise speed of 20 knots, comfortable seating and tank racks, hot shower, camera rinsing facilities and dual re-entry ladders. GPS, depth sounder, plotter and radios complete the navigation equipment. "Dive Loloata" operates to more than 30 moored dive sites all within 10 to 30 minutes of the resort. The second boat is a 7 meter fiberglass banana boat powered by a diesel outboard, able to carry 5 divers plus crew at 15 knots.

Loloata Island Resort Port Moresby Papua New Guinea - Aerial View
Loloata Island Resort Port Moresby Papua New Guinea - Beach View
Loloata Island Resort Port Moresby Papua New Guinea - Ocean View Room
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