Welcome to Walindi Plantation Resort, Papua New Guinea

The idea to develop the resort came after Max and Cecilie Benjamin travelled overseas for a diving holiday in 1978 where they immediately recognised the outstanding marine biodiversity of Kimbe Bay in their own backyard.  Walindi Plantation Resort commenced on the shores of Kimbe Bay in 1983 and we are a fully family owned resort now reaching three generations. 


The resort has now grown to incorporate 20 accommodation units, day dive boats and links with two liveaboard dive boats. Terrestrial outreach such as bird watching, WW2 history, village visits, thermal hot river swimming, volcano climbs as well as scuba diving and snorkeling have expanded the footprint of the resort to include many PNG traditional resource owners.


The drive for environmental education of all concerned, strong environmental protection policies such as using only permanent marine moorings at dive sites plus community consultation practices is central to the resort’s operation ethos today and for the foreseeable future.


Walindi bungalow set amongst tropical gardens

 Enjoy your stay at Walindi Resort in an ocean view Bungalow or a garden view Plantation House Room.  

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving in Papua New Guinea

Walindi Resort offers exclusive access to Kimbe Bay, a biodiversity hot spot with over half the worlds coral species.

Snorkeling & Freediving

Snorkelling in Papua New Guinea Snorkel PNG

 Kimbe Bay with its warm, clear, calm waters and small rainforest covered islands offers a unique and ideal place for Snorkeling & Freediving.


Birding Papua New Guinea Birdwatching PNG New Britain

 Walind Resort is a great addition to any birding tour through Papua New Guinea offering a comfortable oasis for easy birding.

Land Tours

Tours in Papua New Guinea Swimming in jungle rivers

 Walindi Resort has developed a number of exciting land tours exploring our local area.

PNG Dive Liveaboards

Papua New Guinea Liveaboard diving, PNG Liveaboards, Kimbe Bay, Milne Bay, MV FeBrina MV Oceania

 MV FeBrina & MV Oceania offer a variety of itineraries throughout the year, each tailored to suit the best conditions in the region.


Youth marine education and conservation in Papua New Guinea

Marine conservation & education are fundamental to Walindi Resort’s operation.


Walindi Resort developing schools for local youth

 Walindi Resort actively supports the local community through several programs.

Our Story

Walindi Resort history

The Benjamin family pioneered scuba diving in Kimbe Bay and have been in PNG for over 55 years.


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Our Partners

MV FeBrina, Papua New Guinea's most famous Dive Liveaboard working in Kimbe Bay, Rabaul and Kavieng.
MV Oceania, Papua New Guinea's newest Dive Liveaboard working in Kimbe Bay, Rabaul and Milne Bay.
Birdwatching tours in the remote and rugged mountains of the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea
Mahonia Na Dari: Marine research and conservation of Kimbe Bay
Kimbe Bay is a Mission Blue Hope Spot
Papua New Guinea Divers Association