Under new Ownership and currently closed for renovation
Loloata offers the unique qualities of convenience and natural beauty. The resort island is only 15 minutes from the international airport in Port Moresby, but you’ll feel like you’re a world away on this beautiful Melanesian garden isle. The resort operates all year round.
Loloata and its surrounding reefs and islands are the perfect nature study and are regularly visited by botanists, marine biologists and others with a special interest in the flora, fauna and rare marine species.
A short walk away beside the foreshore, the colonial-style elevated unit offers superb facilities and features a wide veranda where you can lounge and take in uninterrupted ocean views, or simply stretch out and fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping the foreshore.
The resort offers two levels of accommodation, with a choice of air-conditioned and non air-conditioned rooms.
- Superb ocean views
- 400 meters (0.4 km) from the main complex
- Spacious bathroom ad quality fittings
- Wide verandas
- Fridge, writing desk, tea and coffee making facilities
- 1 queen size and 1 single bed
Non Air-Conditioned Units
- Ocean views
- Wide verandas
- 1 queen size and 2 single beds
Power supply on the island is 24 hours (240V) 110/220 volt battery charge facilities are on-site.
A Divers World
Needless to say, in such an aquatic wonderland, there is a world of discovery for snorkelling and scuba diving enthusiasts. Local divers, island guests and the scuba schools enjoy escorted trips to nearby reefs and Lion Island, which is famous for its many species or hard corals.
30 dive sites exposing a range of habitats, wrecks, reef drop offs, passages, bombies, pinnacles, muck sites; good wide angle and macro possibilities. Most dive sites are within 20 minutes of the resort.
For the initiated, Loloata’s world class scuba services offer adventurous wreck dives throughout Bootless Bay, night dives and superb diving excursions to nearby Horseshoe Reef Marine Park.
The Diving Season
Late December until early April is the wet season: The sea is usually relatively calm, but the visibility declines through the wet season.
Late April until late May is the doldrums: The sea is usually calm and the visibility begins to improve.
Early June until early October is the dry season: Southeast trade winds blow at this time, making the sea sometimes quite choppy, the visibility is quite good.
Late October until early December is the doldrums again: This is when the best diving is to be had with calm seas and good visibility.
- Diving is run all year round and even during bad weather some dive sites are still accessible.
- Water temperature ranges from 25 degrees C (76 degrees F) in August and September up to 30 degrees C (86 degrees F) in March and April
- We advise divers to wear a Lycra skin to prevent sunburn and stings. During the cooler months a 3mm wetsuit or thicker is recommended.
When You’re Not Diving
If you’re the type who likes to play “on water” Loloata offers facilities to help you fish, swim, kayak, windsurf — even surfski!
Some non-diving activities at Loloata Resort:
- Deck Tennis
- Table Tennis
- Beach walks
- Bush walks
Early morning and late afternoon are ideal times to go bush walking or stroll along the beach and foreshore. It is possible to course the whole island in about an hour.
- Sightseeing Tours
- Artifacts Shopping Trips in and around Port Moresby
Hors d’oeuvre are served on the patio beside the bar every evening promptly at six o’clock. Dinner on Loloata is a more relaxed, a la natural event offering a selection of international cuisine superbly influenced by more traditional flavours. This is followed by desert with an abundance of freshly roasted Highland Coffee, which is also complimentary any time of the day or night.
Special diets and vegetarian dishes can be accommodated with advance notice. Children’s meals can also be served earlier if adults wish to dine alone.
How to Get There
Port Moresby (Jacksons International Airport) is the nearest airport. Getting to the Island involves a 15 minute car ride from the airport followed by a 10 minute boat ride on one of the Loloata Island Resort private ferries / water taxis.