FIND PEACE IN CONFLICT ISLANDSAugust 23rd , 2011
One of the most secluded areas in Papua New Guinea will be readily accessible to travellers at the start of 2012, with the opening of the first resort at the Conflict Islands. Consisting of 22 pristine, untouched islands, the Conflict Islands group is located in the Lower Milne Bay area, at the top of the Coral Sea, and boasts world-renowned diving and fishing experiences.
The private Conflict Islands resort is located on the Island of Panasesa and consists of six traditional double occupancy timber bungalows complete with beachfront balconies. These bungalows include modern comforts such as air-conditioning, mini bar with iPod dock, and an ensuite bathroom. Each bungalow can be fitted with either a queen bed or two king singles, with a maximum of 12 people on the island at any one time.
The islands are part of the Milne Bay Province, which is famous for its array of diving locations and unique coral reefs which have twice the diversity of the Great Barrier Reef. Alotau, on the edge of Milne Bay and part of the mainland, is a popular base from which to explore the surrounding Islands.
On the Conflict Islands, named after HMS Conflict, the Royal Navy vessel that first ventured into these parts, you will be spoilt for choice on how to spend your days. The activities include diving and snorkelling, fishing, island tours, sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking or simply relaxing in your own private paradise.
The resort has its own resident chef who uses the abundance of fresh local produce available on the islands to create a delightful cuisine. The surrounding waters also provide a variety of fresh seafood, including numerous varieties of fish, lobster, crayfish and many other marine delicacies.
Previously not open to the public, this island resort was developed as a private hideaway for the owner and is now being opened up to a limited number of guests who want a personalised holiday away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.