Madang Resort

A pearl hidden in the south pacific, Madang is a totally unexpected montage of immense physical beauty, tribal cultures, friendly people and pristine diving. An absolute must to discover, whether you’re a diver, an adventurer or just wanting to relax and let the world go by. This delightful tropical garden township is a place where travellers can experience a diverse range of cultural and natural attractions.

Madang Resort is ideally located at the entrance to the beautiful Madang Harbour, with absolute water frontage onto Dallman Passage and Yamilon Lagoon. Historic Madang Resort is PNG’s longest established hotel (now a resort), originally operating as a guest house during the days under German colonial rule. In the 35 years since the Barter Family acquired the property the complex has been completely re-built and now boasts more than 100 rooms ranging from standard through to deluxe and executive suites. Most rooms have views of the Dallman passage, Yamilon Bay, resort pools or beautiful tropical gardens, home to exotic birds and animals, indigenous to Papua New Guinea. All have private balconies and bathrooms, split system air conditioning, ISD telephones, satellite TV, radio, refrigerator and mini bars to ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay.

The resort also boasts the largest and best equipped conference centre in PNG along with a well equipped business centre, gift shop, hair salon, gallery, three restaurants, four swimming pools, marina, newly opened gymnasium, PADI dive shop, heli-pad and tennis court in 15 acres of landscaped tropical gardens (with two lagoons, waterfall and barramundi pond) and all just 500m from the centre of downtown Madang. It’s the best of both worlds; close to the action but far away from the hustle and bustle! Hire of bicycles, cars, canoes, kayaks, catamaran sailing boats, tennis courts and daily sightseeing are just a few of the other fantastic facilities available to house guests.

At Madang Resort you have a range of dining choices including the traditional style Haus Win Restaurant set along the waterfront with magnificent carved posts and bearers. The Haus Win features bistro and buffet meals, Western and Chinese a-la-carte and occasionally seafood bonanza buffets. For more formal dining the Janek Aben Restaurant, provides an excellent venue for that special occasion.  The Janek Aben is open daily for breakfast.. The Rakuen Japanese Restaurant is located in the Haus Win and provides Teppanyaki, Sushi and Tempura style food for a select few with advance notice. Special functions can be arranged in any of the restaurants, beside the pool, in the garden or onboard one of our vessels.
Madang Resort... create your own adventure.

In 2010 the Resort sponsored “Fish Market” adjacent to the Resort provides a local culinary experience.  Eat fresh seafood, fruits and local vegetables cooked by the Kranget (Graged) Island ladies at a cost everyone can afford.  (This open fish market is not apart of the Madang Resort).

The Madang Resort features 4 swimming pools, including a 30m size salt-water swimming pool, a children's pool, two lagoons a waterfall and barramundi pond as well as more private, secluded pools in the Raffles Wing and Villas.   There are two beautiful lagoons within the property.

A fully accredited PADI Dive Shop is located near the Resort Marina. In the main resort complex you will find shops, an art gallery specializing in authentic local artefacts, our own MTS tours office, a modern business centre, wireless internet, hair salon, 3 first class restaurants, well equipped gymnasium, bars and direct access to the Sana Convention Centre and Conference Rooms, the most comprehensive conference facility in PNG. 

Elsewhere amidst the gardens we have constructed an authentic 'Haus Tambaran' (Spirit House), typical of the east Sepik region. Here you can see traditional carving, bilum making and other handicraft activities being made using tools and methods as the Sepik people have done for millennia. Our beautiful resort grounds feature dazzling displays of rare native orchids and many other extraordinary tropical plants. There are aviaries housing many rare and beautiful native birds and wandering free through the grounds you will come across animals and birds indigenous to PNG, content to remain in the safe confines of the resort grounds. 

A Waterfall provides water to a barramundi pond where you can see barramundi, so tame you can feed them by hand. The resort operates a full tour desk and can arrange car hire, sightseeing harbour cruises, regular sunset dinner cruises aboard our own luxury white boat, Kalibobo Spirit, village tours, trekking, fishing, diving, birding, canoes, catamarans, jet skiing, diving and snorkelling, water skiing from the marina, even helicopter safaris can be arranged utilizing the resort’s own air conditioned R44 Raven II helicopter.

The ‘Kalibobo Spirit’ is a luxury 30m private motor yacht owned by the Barter Family is available for exclusive cruises within the Madang Harbour, to coastal ports, islands throughout PNG and the Sepik River.  See the website ‘Kalibobo Spirit’ for full details.


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