Friday, December 18, 2009

Kavieng - The Island Style!



Nusa Island Retreat has a style and charm that is a fresh and welcome change from your conventional holiday destination.

Nusa is a low impact and eco-sensitive facility located just off the coast of Kavieng on the northern end of New Ireland Province.

 Set on a white sandy point which overlooks Kavieng harbour to the foreshore markets and township, it exudes a slow and relaxed pace with easygoing feel.

Accommodation is comprised of traditional style bungalows, which are aesthetically pleasing and blend with the natural environment. 

Limited numbers ensure a private and relaxed holiday environment. 

Most bungalows are set right on the water’s edge, with four rooms offering private bathroom facilities. 

The spacious and traditionally-designed central restaurant and bar is a focal point.

It has a fully-licensed bar with music, games and activities. 

Meals are a highlight with breakfast and lunch menus offering a healthy range of choices. Dinner each night is a buffet featuring upbeat and innovative dishes complementing the plentiful supply of fresh seafood and local produce.   

Do as little or as much as you like!

A host of activities can be organised.

 From action and adventure to island cruising, the Retreat is the perfect location from which to take advantage of the many options.

Kavieng and its surrounds is an aquatic underwater wonderland that has rapidly become a highly-regarded destination for divers worldwide.

Kavieng diving is renowned for its diversity - from encounters with big pelagics in the current swept passages to drifting along plunging walls decorated with colorful corals and fans. 

Explore WWII wrecks, or discover a multitude of small critters on inshore muck dives.  Those suitably experienced can also dive or snorkel the freshwater sinkholes and caves which are located on the mainland.

Diving in Kavieng is enjoyed all year round and is suitable for all experience levels and interests.

Nusa Island Retreat’s dive operator, Scuba Ventures, provides an easy hassle free dive service for in house guests.

 Dorian and Cara focus on small group diving providing a safe world class diving adventure with quality guidance during your personalised tour of the many famous Kavieng dive site.

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Fishing – fish galore!  Spanish Mackerel, trevalley, barracuda, dolphin fish, bill fish, tuna, red emperor, mangrove jack, coral trout and barramundi cod – the list is endless.  From trolling for the big pelagics, to bottom fishing or casting for sports fish.  All types of fishing trips can be arranged to suit the angler.

Kayaking – The Retreat has a range of single and double ocean kayaks.  From short or extended paddles – the choice is yours.  For those feeling energetic, it’s the perfect way to enjoy the islands.


Surfing (seasonal) – The nature of the waves here are typically 2-4 ft over reef at varying levels of difficulty. 

 Most of the reefs will handle larger swells of up to 8ft, with lefts and rights, some challenging and others more forgiving.

 It's a pretty reasonable selection in relatively close proximity and all located within the Kavieng surf management area. 

The Retreat has the necessary boats and local knowledge to take advantage of the best times and conditions.

 Surf management plans and quotas exist throughout New Ireland, ensuring uncrowded breaks.

Refer to the NASA website for detailed information on surfing in New Ireland province.

Other activities – There are plenty of other things to do and see. 

Try traditional style canoeing, nature walks on both the islands and mainland, day and overnight trips, bike rides, sailing, cultural events, interacting with the local people, and you are welcome to visit the villages and view them creating local art and craft. 

Nusa Island Retreat - the perfect place to relax and experience the best of the PNG Islands during a simple, yet extraordinary Niu Ailan adventure. 

Hamamas long Lukim yu sampela taim!

Nusa Island Retreat – Web


                                    Phone 984-2247

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Phone 984-1244

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