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Island Paradise with friendly locals

If you get into port a little early, it will look pretty, but like any other island (minus the... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Shantel_Tamarah
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South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Kitava Island

Amazing! One of the most beautiful, pristine, unspoilt islands I have ever seen. Visited on a... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
jaleoole
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

If you get into port a little early, it will look pretty, but like any other island (minus the infrastructure). However, when the sun hits it just before the middle of the time, watch that crystal clear water. You can watch the fish from the...More

4  Thank Shantel_Tamarah
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Amazing! One of the most beautiful, pristine, unspoilt islands I have ever seen. Visited on a cruise ship. Yes, there where hundreds of natives on the beach selling their wares or offering tours. Most speak at least basic English. I found the people to be...More

2  Thank jaleoole
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Visited on a cruise, found the locals very pushy and really were only after money. They seem to have been jaded by visitors in the last 5 years of cruise ship visitors.

1  Thank summutha
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Very new to tourists. The Islanders were beautiful. The Island itself was just stunning. For beach lovers and snorkelers it was amazing. There is a real beauty about something so untouched. If you like to go off the normal tourist track this place and other...More

4  Thank nortonamandaj
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We visited this island from our cruise ship. It is claimed that one of the world's most intact cultures resides on one of the world's most untouched islands. Kitava is a small island in Milne Bay Province and is located off the main Trobriand Island...More

9  Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Visited Kitava recently on a P&O cruise. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side so it was overcast and showery but what a pristine spectacular place - even under cloud ! The snorkelling is fantastic and I would love to see it in full...More

2  Thank Jenny W
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

The small island of Kitava in the Trobriand Islands has 7,000 inhabitants in three villages. While Alotau has been touched by outside influences, Kitava truly is an intact tribal village where the people live a life unchanged for hundreds of years. They live in one...More

6  Thank Guelph_Dawn
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a true native island fantastic for snorkeling. Make sure you bring things to give away to locals such as fishing gear, school items, games, clothes and shoes. Came in on the pacific Eden and enjoyed time snorkeling. Water is so clear and clean...More

1  Thank traveller2413
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I just returned from the Pacific Eden cruise from Cairns to the above Islands in PNG and return to Cairns. These natives have only been exposed to whites for the last 5 years.. They were delightful and welcoming and were very happy to chat to...More

2  Thank Maxine F
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Arrived on the Aria & tendered to the small island. A big thing for the locals who were there to sell their homemade wares. Snorkelled on the larger island which was OK - took a bit of getting to the pretty reef (over a sea...More

4  Thank 188petere
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on_holiday_dolly
7 March 2018|
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Response from Lyndall S |
Just returned from our Sea Princess cruise to PNG today. Great cruising other than some very rough seas yesterday. The ship is good value. Best buffet dining we’ve had cruising. The restaurant dining was very good service... More
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on_holiday_dolly
7 March 2018|
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Response from jaleoole | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I wasn’t on Sea Princess. I was on Crystal Serenity.
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Sue F
4 February 2018|
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I suggest you go the caringforkiriwina site before you travel
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