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Doini Island Plantation Resort

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Doini Island Papua New Guinea
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Vicki E wrote a review Jul 2015
Brisbane, Australia385 contributions172 helpful votes
Do you want to get away from it all to an isolated island paradise? On many levels this privately owned island would meet the criteria (population under 200). When the cruise ship in not nearby I imagine the resort would be the place to be. A range of experiences are offered from accommodation units on the shore, bushwalking, skull caves, isolated beaches, animals in a natural environment, sandy beaches and snorkeling - it is all here. There are a number of inhabited islands nearby. The trip to the island is not fast, a boat trip taking about 2 1/2 hours from nearby PNG city of Alotau, but the views along the way are worth it. Refer to the islands website for current accommodation costs etc.
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Robert K wrote a review Jun 2015
Gold Coast, Australia257 contributions48 helpful votes
Wow this place is amazing we arrived by P&O cruise ship Pacific Jewel Arriving at the pier and walking into the bar area was awesome and so inviting A few drink then a walk to the markets of local handicrafts then was treated to a show of local tribal dancing. What a show totally amazing to say the least. Than a walk along so great beaches for a swim. Was sad to leave this island.
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Cath W wrote a review Apr 2015
Adelaide, Australia93 contributions37 helpful votes
Doini Island was a beautiful place, great snorkeling right off the beach, we took our own snorkeling gear, the locals come in by boat to sell their handicrafts and raise money for their schools/groups, all were friendly and polite and made a great effort to be there. The resort was clean and well managed and paid a band to provide us entertainment, they were so good we had to be rounded up to get back on the ship by days end. You can go on a fishing boat from the resort or just enjoy the island paradise.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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HerbSydney wrote a review Apr 2015
Sydney560 contributions199 helpful votes
We visited the island on a Princess cruise and in some ways were disappointed. The indigenous natives greet you when you first arrive and are very friendly and perform various dances as we walk around. The native people as is the case at all ports of call are there to sell various wares. They sit under the tree cover in these two perfect lines. These natives come in from other islands as very few live on Doini island. The beach front has these bungalows that the resort rents out and these have magnificent views and a great beachfront. Some of these were made available to the passengers to use their toilets. We had a map of the island and decided to go for a walk and look at some of the features. We walked along the beach front through the jungle looking for the rock pool and
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Date of stay: February 2015
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peterjr41Mandurah wrote a review Mar 2015
Mandurah, Australia552 contributions158 helpful votes
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I visited this Island by cruise ship and was really impressed with the beautiful white sandy beaches and the warm clear water. I thought it would make the perfect getaway for a quite relaxing holiday. The island is privately owned and has it's own airstrip. Where we landed there was a bar restaurant and a number of chalets. The snorkeling is excellent with coral and fish to see. There are locals who will take you to neighboring islands if you so wish.
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Date of stay: February 2015
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MissT603 wrote a review Feb 2015
Sydney, Australia596 contributions174 helpful votes
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We stopped here on a P&O cruise for a day, took our snorkels and off we went. The hotel is straight off the jetty and we were met by a local band who were so much better than the cruise entertainers. They sell hot food and local beer, have seating for about 40 people undercover. Locals come from near by islands as well as Doini and set up markets, everyone is very friendly and no bartering is required. All prices were very reasonable for what we bought. Unfortunately February is cyclone season and we hit the tail end of one. We went down one end of the beach to snorkel and because of the wind, rain and wash visibility was rubbish. Water was clean but lots of silt. So off to the other end of the beach and because it was a little more sheltered, it was GREAT. We stayed in
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Date of stay: February 2015
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Live-dream-travel wrote a review Jan 2015
Australia225 contributions145 helpful votes
We visited Doini Island on a cruise ship. We were tendered in to the Resort jetty to spend the day. On cruise ship days the Islanders from other islands come over and set up their wares, and its a great atmosphere with all the Islanders doing Dancing and showing off their culture. There is a great opportunity to have a few hours fishing, with the locals, for around $35 AUD payable to the resort. Make sure you take along PNG Money (Kina) as well to purchase artefacts as the locals do appreciate PNG money. The resort will accept AUD money. There is plenty of opportunity to go for a walks to various sites, but we opted for the fishing trip which took us on a lovely boat ride as well as fishing, we hooked a mackerel. The water is crystal clear so take along your snorkels and
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Date of stay: December 2014
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Crofton M wrote a review Oct 2014
Airlie Beach, Australia2051 contributions500 helpful votes
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We stopped here on a large cruise boat. It is a tender port and the tenders let off passengers at the only jetty at a private island style resort. The jetty is located at a small headland which has a sharp drop off but at low tide tenders have problems docking and loading passengers as the jetty is at a higher height, possibly suitable for a ketch style trader. Also the waves breakinge against the adjacent shore causes a rough boarding process – not really suitable for passengers with mobility problems. We were greeted by a small native cultural group on landing. The resort area was clean and tidy and we walked to the “skull cave”- a brisk undulating walk on an uneven track through the rain forest for about 1 hr 20 mins (each way) to a steep final climb to the ”cave” which
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Brett R wrote a review Apr 2014
The Entrance, Australia5 contributions11 helpful votes
We had an amazing week at Doini - lots of snorkeling, fishing and island walks. The coral reefs start right outside your front door and there are some great locations all around the island and on nearby small islands. Accomodation was perfect - relaxed atmoshpere, friendly staff and manager Tess who organised everything and couldn't do enough for us, whether its organising boats to take us out or locals to take us diving or guided island tours, we were really well looked after. Meals were amazing - Emily is a first class chef and was happy to prepare any fish we came back with. One of the best features of Plantation Resort is the fact that there are only a handful of bungalows so it never gets too busy - keeping it relaxed and the service very personal. We loved it, and want to
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Date of stay: April 2014
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Glen P wrote a review Apr 2014
Watermans Bay, Australia8 contributions13 helpful votes
A beautiful Island tainted by the most unfriendly person I have met in PNG. Ironically it's a person from my home country and not a Papua New Guinean, which is rather embarrassing. The business seemed to lack structure. i.e.: staff did not know prices of meals, drinks etc and had to revert all queries to expat manager. This resulted in staff appearing very disempowered. A very rude welcome, 4 hours to check in, cold shower as hot water system was not turned on which compounded our disappointment with Doini. Local staff were otherwise nice, rooms were tidy, scenery is amazing. I would definitely stay there again, though not whilst under current manager.
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Date of stay: April 2014
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