Papua Explorers Resort is a fantastic resort in the Dampier Strait managed by passionate divers, and staffed by local villagers. It was constructed using traditional Papuan construction methods and locally sourced materials. The 15 over-water stilted bungalows are spacious and were designed by combining local architecture and modern facilities. The en-suite bathrooms have hot water showers, in room tea and coffee making facilities, seating area, and beautiful private verandas with hammocks and sun loungers. The resort also boasts a stunning open sided restaurant serving international and local cuisine, and an airy spa. The surrounding jungle is home to the Red Bird of Paradise, several parrots and other exotic birds, and other species including the blue tongued lizard, giant moth and cuscus (a tree dwelling marsupial).
The resort boasts a beautiful house reef, which is accessible from the room’s verandas, which has a healthy fish and critter population and is stunning to dive and snorkel. The dive boats each hold a maximum of 6 divers with two guides per group, and provide comfortable transport to the more than 50 divesites in the area. Diving in the area is known as some of the best in the world, with the reefs being the most bio-diverse in terms of coral and fish species. One can do 4 dives a day. In the diver package included are 3 boat dives at various famous dive sites (Cape Kri, Mike’s Point, Manta Point, Sardines Reef, Mioskon, etc), subject to weather conditions. And unlimited house reef dives. If you go out on 3 boat dives during the day, you still have time for a night dive or sunset dive on our house reef. All dives are guided, including the night dives.
The resort has some kayaks available for the guests to use and also offers a wide range of land tours to local villages, other islands and bird watching. There is a resident yoga teacher and 2 free classes are offered per week with more available on request. The spa offers a full range of treatment options in an open air relaxing setting.
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Phone: 0117 369 0443
4.6 Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH