Rob & Sheryl Ross (15-25 August, 2012)

Just wanted to write this little note to say very sincere thank you to you and your wonderful crew for helping to make time we spent on the MY Kalibobo Spirit so enjoyable. We also enjoyed our 5 night stay in our waterfront bungalow at your Madang Resort.

We appreciated the little "extras" that you so kindly indlued during our stay and your concern for our enjoyment and safety. Just an ice cream in a cone after lunch on a hot afternoon was special. Thank you also for taking such good care of Sheryl on the evening that she was no feeling well. It was so considerate and kind of you to get assistance to help her with her condition.We are so luck to be retured and able to enjoy travelling to places of interest and if it was not for Georg, we would probably not have visited PNG, because of the problems we hear about on the news, at home and the reaction of our friends, when we told them wghere we were going, but so pleased we did visit - the "Land of the Unexpected"Our expedition with you up the Sepik on your beautiful and very comfortable motor yacht, was a great way to see the riverside villages, unique in their customs and artistic traditions and living museums of their tribal past.We have returned hom with lovely photos and special memories and would just like to enclose a cheque for your Melanesian Foundation, to say thank you and hope in some small way our contribution can help. Thank you, Rob & Sheryl Ross (Australia)



We wish to express our gratitude and appreciation to the owner, Management and Staff of your hotel for your hospitality extended to us during our Depoartmenal Workshop held at the Madang Resort from 26-28th June 2011.  The accommodation, reception facilities and general service extended to us during our 3 days there was the best one can expect.    We returned having successfully developed our departmental plan and satisfied with the hospitality and support extended to us by the management and staff of the Madang Resort.

Professor Y K Telue (PhD), Head of Depaftment, University of Technology Engineering Department, Lae, Morobe Province

My sincerest thanks to you for looking after & upgrading my stay at your beautiful Resort & Village...my last visit to your Madang Lodge days was 1978-79 so its been a very long time-in-between time and I was awkstrucked by the immensities and amenities of the Resort & Kalibobo Village....the layout is fabulous and the views are exceptional & your staff is par excellence!!!!!

Dear Sir Peter,

We recently stayed at the Madang Resort for the APNGBC Forum & Trade Expo and were looked after by your staff.
Could you please pass on our thank you for the hospitality we received. Everyone was lovely and kind.
We had taken some photos and perhaps you could pass this onto the relevant team members.
No doubt into the future you or your staff will be hearing from us on various aspects.  I have also included a photo of us at the Trade Expo.
We look forward to working with you and your team.
Kind Regards
Vyvyen Wong
Business Development Manager, BLT & PNG Holidays Travel Cairns

I am going to make Madang a holiday week-end breaks to unwind and bring all our lures & expertises from Rabaul to see if we can help catch some game marlins on top of what you are catching now....Sucks...I missed out today when the score may be better than 11-10-4 that you caught the other day ~  Michael Chan, Rabaul

Dear Sir Peter:  I would like to acknowledge Joseph at the Dive Ship (Divemaster) as being fantastic in his job.  I had lost confidence in NZ.  He reintroduced my confidence and made me love diving again.  He is superb. - Sherry Penny Jun 2, 2011


I write to express the Bank of Papua New Guinea’s sincere appreciation to you and your staff at Madang Resort for providing a great hospitable service to our Governors and Delegates who attended the day tour to Madang. The tour to Hobo Village and the boat trip o board the Kalibobo Spirit were exhilarating and memorable for our guests. The SEANZA Governors and their delegates express very positive remarks regarding the Bank’s organisation of the event and we could not have achieved this milestone without your organisation’s assistance. I take this opportunity to thank you once again and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year ~ Signed Loi M Bakani Governor of Papua New Guinea

Many thanks to you and your staff for making our dinner on Thursday, Aug 5th at Madang Resort’s Haus Wing such a memorable occasion for VSO’s New international volunteers, partners and donor. The setting was beautiful, the food was nothing short of amazing, and the service efficient and gracious. We very much appreciated all of your efforts, and look forward to enjoying our next event at the Madang Resort Haus Wing. ~ Signed Sanjay Singh, VSO

Thank you for a great hospitality treat during our short stay 27th to 28th April. We stayed in room 216, one of our standard double rooms. Like the water, the evenings, garden and the breakfast room is generally convenient and nicely done up I hope to take my children there soon. My wife and I are extremely grateful we’ve come. Thanks, Kindest Regards Signed ~  Betty Meli

Thank you for your great hospitality and generosity at your lovely Resort it was greatly appreciated, it was a pleasure to. Thank you, Kindest Regards Signed  ~ Philip and Geraldine,


It is with great pleasure that I write formally to express my gratitude for the warmth hospitality and lodging service MTS provided in making the 8th Pacific Islands Meeting in Madang a Successful one. ~ Signed Dr Clement Malau, Secretary of Health It is with great pleasure that I write to you to express my gratitude for the overwhelming Support you gave to the organizing of the 8th Pacific Islands Health Meeting in Madang. Thanks you and I look forward to working with you in close collaboration in the future to help address health issues in Papua New Guinea. Signed ~ Shin Young-soo, MD, Ph.D Regional Director, World Health Organization

Please accept my sincere thanks for the warm welcome and hospitality you and your team extended to Australian Ministers during their stay in Madang Resort for the recent Ministerial Forum. I have no doubt that the tranquil surrounds of Madang Resort played a role in facilitating such discussions. The Forum welcome dinner aboard the Kalibobo Spirit was a wonderful introduction to Madang for Ministers, and a highlight of their visit. ~ Signed Christ Moraitis, Australian High Commissioner to PNG

After my arrival at the Nunciature a few minutes ago, I write these lines to express to you my sincerest sentiments of gratitude for the great hospitality you offered me during my stay in Madang to address the opening of the Academic Year 2008 of the Divine Word University. The very fine and exquisite dinner you offered on my honour last night at your ship Kalibobo Spirit was indeed a great honour for me. I am deeply touched by your kindness and generosity.

I enjoy every moment of my stay at Madang Resort. Thank you for making this possible, in particular for the time and personal attention you have given. ~ Signed Francisco Montecillo Padilla, Apostolic Nuncio

I am writing to thank you for all the assistance that you and your team provided to us at our recent Sales and Marketing Conference held at the Madang Resort Hotel. Our staff was very pleased with high standard of accommodation they were given, the excellent food that was served In abundance at the buffets, and the room and table service your cheerful staff provided. In fact on our questionnaire at the conclusion of the conference, everyone has asked that our conference next year be held at your Resort again. The peaceful ambiance of your establishment ensured that everyone was forced, relaxed and receptive to the concepts our conference was promulgating and teaching. I would like to especially that your Reservations Manager Mr Joe Kramer, for his invaluable assistance with all things, ‘IT’ related. He never fail to come to the conference room immediately when asked, and he was always able to fix whatever technical problem we had in the shortest possible time. Our staff has rated this year’s conference the best one ever. The surprise harbour cruise on the Kalibobo Spirit motor yacht to conclude our conference was the highlight of our three day stay for many who had never been on such a magnificent vessel before. Thank you Michael. Your closest personal attention to every single detail no matter how small, your immediate follow up on every request, and your supervision of your staff to ensure they provide service of the highest standard has ensured that our conference was very successful, very memorable and stress free for everyone. ~ Signed Paul Jones Sales Manager, Paradise Biscuits, Port Moresby 

So far as the Madang Resort is concerned , my wife Pat and I always enjoy our stays there. A wonderful location and excellent service. Please be assured of me and BSP continuing support. ~ Signed GARTH McILWAIN, Managing Director, Bank South Pacific

Travel Agent Group

The agent were impressed with the property and the facilities, and herewith a few comments from them. Accommodation Standard: excellent/very good quality, spacious and clean. Service Standard: excellent every where attention to detail through out the Resort. Food Standard: Very good/lots of choice/local produce and dishes all very well presented and very good quality. The seafood buffet was excellent- as good as any in the world. Staff: very helpful and attentive/friendly and efficient/attention to detail. Courtesy Bus: very good/clean and comfortable. Tour operator: excellent/the agents felt very immersed in the Melanesian Culture. Busy Bee very informative, and knew so much. The people of Bilbil were so welcoming, and the sing sing will not be forgotton. It was fun as well. Over all the agents had an enjoyable time whilst staying at the Madang Resort, and feel they would have no hesitation what so ever in selling PNG as a tourism destination, package with your property. On behalf of Air Niugini Sydney we thank you for your hospitality and time allowing the agents an opportunity to rediscover PNG and help place it back on the may of tourism. ~ Signed Caroline Zander, Air Niugini