PNG hotels & resorts


Useful list of hotels and resorts in Papua New Guinea.

Airways Hotel in Port Moresby



Airways Hotel: Airways is within a large, secure compound next to Jacksons International Airport. An inspiring setting, luxurious rooms, excellent service and very good food options.

See +675 324 5200.

Airways Residences: For longer stays, Airways Residences offers high-standard executive apartments within the same compound.

See +675 325 4366

Crowne Plaza: Upmarket rooms and suites in the heart of the CBD. Decent gym, business centre, undercover parking, thriving cafe and Mediterranean restaurant.

See ihg.comTel. +675 309 3329.

Ela Beach Hotel and Apartments: On the fringe of the CBD, this constantly expanding hotel/apartment complex is part of the Coral Sea Hotels group.

See +675 321 2100.

Gateway Hotel: Conveniently located just minutes from Jacksons International Airport, the hotel has a range of dining options, conference facilities, modern gym and two swimming pools. Free airport shuttles are available for guests.

See +675 327 8100.

Grand Papua: This premium hotel opened in late 2011 and features 156 suite rooms (short and long stay), an executive floor, gym and conference facilities. The separate restaurant and bar areas are popular for business meetings. Centrally located.

See +675 304 0000.

Holiday Inn: Located in Waigani, the large grounds include a walking track in a tropical garden setting, outdoor restaurant and bar area, business centre and gym. Includes three-star Holiday Inn Express hotel.

See ihg.comTel. +675 303 2000.

Laguna Hotel: The 60-room property is a five-minute drive from the heart of Port Moresby and features a lagoon-style pool, free airport transfers, free Wi-Fi and free buffet breakfast.

See lagunahotelpng.comTel. +675 323 9333

Lamana Hotel: In Waigani, the hotel has 24-hour free airport transfers, free in-room Wi-Fi, a conference centre, restaurants, and the famous Gold Club.

See +675 323 2333.

Stanley Hotel and Suites: One of Port Moresby’s newest hotels, this is a luxurious 429-room property in Waigani, close to government offices and embassies. It has 95 long-stay apartments, gym, pool, cafe, restaurants and an executive lounge. Connected to Vision City Mega Mall.

See thestanleypng.comTel. + 675 302 8888.


Crossroads Hotel: A 45-room facility at Nine Mile. The hotel has a Japanese-themed teppanyaki restaurant with Asian/Western fusion menus, full bar service, a well-equipped gym, Wi-Fi and complimentary transfers to both Lae City and Nadzab Airport.

See +675 475 1124.

Hotel Morobe: A centrally located 38-room boutique property built in 2014.

See hotelmorobe.comTel. +675 4790 100.

Lae City Hotel: Located in the main Top Town area, it has 24-hour concierge and an excellent cafe and restaurant with Western and Asian cuisine.

See laecityhotel.comTel. +675 472 0138.

Lae International Hotel: The city’s premier hotel has recently renovated rooms, full bar service, conference and banquet halls, a gym and pool.

See laeinterhotel.comTel. +675 472 2000.

Lae Travellers Inn: An affordable option, offering clean and comfortable rooms.

Tel. +675 479 0411.



Ambua Lodge: One of six lodges belonging to Trans Niugini Tours, located near Tari in Hela Province. Known for bird watching and cultural tours among the Huli.


Bensbach Wildlife Lodge: Also part of the Trans Niugini Tours group, this remote lodge in Western Province is the group’s premier wildlife location in PNG and famous for its barramundi fishing.


Driftwood Resort: A waterfront Alotau property with 11 bungalows and a restaurant that spills on to a private jetty.


Doini Island Plantation Resort: Beachfront bungalows and resort facilities on an otherwise deserted island, via Alotau.


Jais Aben Resort: On a former coconut plantation at Madang, the property has beachfront bungalows and a good range of activities, from snorkelling to jungle treks.


Karawari Lodge: Part of the Trans Niugini Tours group, located in remote jungle alongside the Karawari River in East Sepik Province.


Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort: Volcano and sea views in an authentic PNG setting, including semi-open restaurant with sago roof. Big range of tours/activities.


Lake Murray Lodge: Part of the Trans Niugini Tours group of lodges, in Western Province. A favourite among anglers.


Liamo Reef Resort: Has beachfront views of Kimbe Bay, resort facilities including pool and tennis, and activities such as snorkelling and kayaking.


Lissenung Island Resort: Twenty minutes by boat from Kavieng, with surfing, diving and four bungalows built from traditional materials.


Loloata Island Resort: Undergoing renovations and expected to reopen at the start of 2019. The resort is a popular weekend getaway spot near Port Moresby. Perfect for divers and snorkellers.

Tel. +675 7276 8687.

Madang Resort: A town landmark, with 120 rooms and 80 more in the adjacent Kalibobo Village. Multiple restaurants and pools, tennis court, and home to Niugini Diving Adventures.


Malolo Plantation Resort: Snorkelling, diving and cultural tours are available from this Madang property, part of the Trans Niugini Tours group.


Nuli Sapi: On Logeia Island, via Alotau, there are four basic overwater bungalows made from traditional bush materials.


Nusa Island Retreat: A short boat ride from Kavieng, the retreat includes overwater bungalows and is booked out by surfers. Diving, fishing and other activities are also on offer.


Rapopo Plantation Resort: Diving, fishing and local tours are available from this Kokopo property by the seaside.


Rondon Ridge: Mick Jagger stayed in this lodge, near Mount Hagen. Part of the Trans Niugini Tours group.


Tawali Leisure and Dive Resort: Accessible only by boat, via Alotau. Diving’s the main game, but lots more is on offer, from village tours to waterfalls and visits to skull caves.


Tufi Dive Resort: Known for its diving, this boutique resort in Oro Province has views over sea, fjords and rainforest. Diving aside, a great range of culturally immersive activities.


Vanimo Surf Lodge: Traditional beachfront huts and access to north-coast surf breaks near Vanimo.


Walindi Plantation Resort: A dive resort on the shores of Kimbe Bay; also home to the liveaboard dive vessel MV FeBrina.