Driftwood Resort, Milne Bay, PNG

Driftwood Resort, Alotau, Milne Bay. Image credit: ©Justin Wilkes Photography 2014.


If you’re looking for an exotic, tropical escape with a touch of the wild side and complete privacy, look no further than the boutique Driftwood Resort in the captivating Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea.

Just minutes down the road from the bustling village centre of the Milne Bay capital, Alotau, Driftwood Resort is nestled amongst the beautiful tropical forest of Point King right on the water’s edge, overlooking vast views of blue ocean, blue skies and magnificent islands across the bay in the distance.

The accommodation itself is just seven charming little white bungalows, enjoying either the majestic water front views, each with its own deck extending out over the water’s edge, or set within the lush tropical gardens for the ultimate in privacy and relaxation.

A charming water front bungalow.  Image credit: Driftwood Resort


Each bungalow comes with its own ensuite, a double bed, beautiful rosewood detailing and air conditioning and is simple and cosy, offering a peaceful and comfortable stay.

Driftwood Resort takes great pride in its culinary offerings as well.  Surrounded by pristine waters and plenty of lush vegetation, the resort’s Boathouse International Restaurant and Bar offers the freshest in local fish and produce, with a regularly changing menu of local and international dishes.

On the jetty at Boathouse International Restaurant & Bar. Image credit: ©Justin Wilkes Photography 2014.


Set on the main wharf, right behind the resort’s main entrance and lobby, the restaurant sits on the jetty overlooking the beautiful water views and is an excellent place to enjoy a meal or drink any time of the day, particularly at sunset.  Grab a cold, local SP Beer and kick back on the jetty after a long day’s diving or island hopping.

With over 600 unique islands in the Milne Bay region, Driftwood Resort is the ideal base for exploring the beauty and mystery of this magnificent region.

Driftwood Resort has its own boats, diving and snorkelling gear and other services and facilities to make your Milne Bay experience a unique and certainly most memorable one.

Water adventures to interacting with locals, there’s plenty of adventure in Milne Bay.                              Image credit: ©Justin Wilkes Photography 2014.


Whether it be fishing, diving, snorkelling or even an exhilarating swim with Manta Rays that you’re into, the Driftwood Resort staff know all the best spots and secrets of Milne Bay and are proud to share the beauty of their home with you.

Island hopping day excursions offer you a look into true Papua New Guinean island life among the tribes and communities that inhabit it, while isolated, unspoilt and uninhabited islands offer the ultimate getaway.

Driftwood Resort also specialises in weddings and corporate events and its warm and relaxed service and atmosphere is just as ideal for families as it is for honeymooners, groups of friends and solo adventure travellers.

Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovich
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