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Abel Highway Point King, Alotau 222 Papua New Guinea
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Alotau
Driftwood Resort is a boutique resort tucked in a beautiful cove in Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. For a romantic getaway, a seaside family vacation, an adventure with friends, or a retreat with colleagues... we provide you a safe haven to rest, reconnect, and refocus. We offer luxurious private bungalows with a spacious decks, airport shuttle, patio restaurant & bar, kayak and paddleboard rental, room service, hot water, laundry, first aid, mobile service coverage, five-minute drive from local markets, and many more. We specialize in letting you discover the natural wonders of this nation dubbed as “The Land of the Unexpected.” Our adventure tours include: 1) Island Hopping – Discover remote palm fringed beaches, trek the forests to find pristine waterfalls, and snorkel around beautiful coral reefs. 2) Blue Water & Estuary Fishing – Hunt for wahoo, tuna, mackerel, barramundi and more. 3) Cultural Tour – Explore remote villages, WWII relics, and colonial sites.
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Non-smoking hotel
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Ryan M wrote a review Mar 2022
Dili, East Timor64 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed only 1 night before getting a boat to outer islands, however we had an amazing stay. The team here are beautifully friendly and welcoming with great service. The rooms are very comfortable and the food quality was fantastic. My wife is coeliac and they made us a special Thai dinner which was as good as what we have had in Thailand. Delicious fresh fruit and omelets for breakfast overlooking the bay. Would highly recommend and will return for longer next time. Thanks Marcus and team
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jill L wrote a review Feb 2020
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Upon arrival we were greeted with smiles and ice cold coconuts outfitted with paper straws. I can’t remember ever drinking anything that good. The people were so welcoming and several friendly and extremely polite dogs made us feel like we were home. The resort is situated on a peaceful beach with island views. Our cabin was roomy and cool. We didn’t need the AC because we were so close to the beach. We were only able to stay one night because we were leaving on the diving liveaboard MV Oceania the next day. The restaurant is amazing for such a remote location. My husband is a foodie and loved the lamb shanks and I was thrilled with the lobster. I have read another reviewer complain about the resorts dogs "begging" in the restaurant. I found that to be curious. "Lucky” and his doggy family are extremely well mannered and the sweetest pups you could ever meet. They DO NOT BEG. We loved having them hang around share their joy of life. If anything they are a reason to come back to this wonderful place. We loved talking with the manager, Marcus. The entire staff were so kind and thoughtful. I look forward to our next visit
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Richard H wrote a review Feb 2020
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam14 contributions4 helpful votes
A great place to relax with great food and watch the sun sink down with friendly and efficient staff to attend to your requests. A real touch of Paradise in a world being depleted of this type of setting.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Seaside824771 wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions
I really wish they would not have the dogs in the restaurant. While we are eating they came and begged for food. We come back because it is a nice place and good food. Nice bungelows also but we did not stay there this trip
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Michelle H wrote a review Oct 2019
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea37 contributions24 helpful votes
An incredibly charming resort with pebbled paths, arches along the walkways, and trailing greenery. The bungalows are delightful with their seafaring decor and timber decking, and it is easy to while away several hours sitting on the deck reading. Staff were helpful and friendly. Our meals were fresh and delicious. We were only there for one night but thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Clems Place wrote a review Jan 2019
Kavieng, Papua New Guinea71 contributions2 helpful votes
I like driftwood because of the settings and great view looking out into the bay. The staff are friendly & welcoming. It is also quiet & away from the main centre. You can ask reception to call a cab for you or jump on when they do a run into town. Alotau is a beautiful little town with easygoing people. Unfortunately, people from other provinces have given the place a bad name, not the Milne bay people. Eating over the wooden jetty gives you and exotic feeling. The type of feeling one is after when going on a holiday to s undeveloped country. You certainly won't get the silver spoon service here, but than, that's why you choose PNG, 'the land of the unexpected" so expect the unexpected.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Warren G V wrote a review Dec 2018
9 contributions
Lovely clean accomadation set right by the waterfront which is the highlight. Even though I was on a business trip the location made for a very relaxing setting. You are free to kayak the bay anytime which was very enjoyable, and recommended, as well as dinner and drinks on the jetty. The food was very nice and the staff were extremely friendly and hospitable. There was also some very good entertainment at night, just dont order cocktails.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
lestern466 wrote a review Aug 2018
Emu Park, Australia1 contribution
Booked a charter Thru Driftwood when we did cruise to PNG x Cairns. Caught a great Papuan Black Bass and released. Driftwood owner Brendan was fantastic. Picked us up from Cruise Boat when docked and then delivered us back after the fishing trip. Cannot recommend highly enough.
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Date of stay: July 2018
BrynNomad wrote a review Jul 2018
Winmalee, Australia253 contributions132 helpful votes
Best located property in Alotau right on the beach just 10 mins drive from town. The rooms are airy, spacious, comfortable and clean. The buffet style food was always varied, delicious and well-cooked. Staff were friendly and helpful and went out of their way to ensure a great stay. If you do swim in the ocean take care to wear a rash shirt or similar as there are stingers especially after rain. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Stuart R wrote a review May 2018
1 contribution
We were welcomed with fresh coconut juice on arrival after a short drive from the airport.I stayed in a Beachfront bungalow which is basic,but clean,and quiet.The evening meal and breakfast were perfect for my needs and the staff very friendly.Thanks for a excellent stay.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Driftwood Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Driftwood Resort?
Nearby attractions include Massim Museum (3.8 km) and Alotau's best bar (3.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Driftwood Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Driftwood Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Driftwood Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Driftwood Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Driftwood Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Driftwood Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Driftwood Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Driftwood Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Driftwood Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Driftwood Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.