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Hotels in Papua New Guinea are often an inspired mix of local
bungalow-style architecture sporting an understated luxury.
Following are several of our favorite Papua New Guinea hotels:
This award-winning property is among the finest in the country.
Modern design and traditional artifacts are showcased amidst
rolling hills, botanical gardens and a gorgeous bay. View their web
An inspired mix of local architecture, spectacular views and
modest luxury, Ambua's 40 bungalows are surrounded by walking
trails, waterfalls and orchids, and offer expansive views across
the Tari Valley.
The country's most historic resort dates to German colonial
times. Hugging the harbor, it features lovely gardens, three
restaurants, nicely appointed rooms and modern amenities, including
wireless Internet. View their web site
On the grounds of a former coconut plantation, this comfortable
resort is cloaked in green gardens that touch the surrounding
ocean. It features 14 air-conditioned rooms, fresh water swimming
pool and extensive lawns and gardens reaching down to the
Sporting gorgeous views of the incredible Wahgi Valley, the
Rondon Ridge provides luxury in a rural setting. It features twelve
tastefully furnished rooms with modern bathrooms, warmed beds and
quilts for chilly highlands' nights.
This luxurious private motor yacht is available for charter
around Papua New Guinea and the Trobriand Islands. The New
Zealand-built vessel features all the modern amenities and
comforts, and a shallow draft to access remote rivers and
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Rebecca became hooked on travel after spending a year of high school in a small Spanish province bordering Morocco. She studied Environmental Biology earning her degree at CU Boulder. A musical streak culminated in a performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and a penchant for travel manifested itself in years spent guiding around the U.S. She fell for Asia during extensive travels in the region, where she expertly captures its people and places in photos. She revels in sharing her deep first-hand knowledge and was named a Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for 2007. Rebecca was also named one of the World's Top Travel Agents by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2011.
As a child, Pat dreamed of becoming an astronaut, but decided that exploring the world and its various cultures would be just as exciting. He earned a degree in Operations Management from Western Washington University, climbed the corporate ladder, then began leading tours worldwide until he discovered his current ideal situation: a career requiring frequent destination research. His expansive travels in our region over decades make him an unsurpassed resource for crafting extraordinary itineraries.
Jen was majoring in Wildlife Biology before a study abroad program in New Zealand presented a fork in the road, and choosing travel, she’s never looked back. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Eco Tourism and has since traveled to nearly 40 countries, absorbing deep firsthand knowledge of Asia and beyond.Her continued affinity for all things wild led to a stint as a tour leader for the World Wildlife Fund on their lauded snorkeling tours in Micronesia. When not pulling together dazzling itineraries for her travelers she can be found in the Rockies hiking, skiing and snowshoeing with her family and two dogs.
A planned two-week trip to Bali became a three-month sojourn throughout SE Asia, and the beginning of a lifelong love of the region and its people. Tom's passion, wealth of knowledge and personal experience makes him an invaluable resource when planning travel to Asia and the Pacific.
While growing up, Chris' passion for competitive swimming cultivated a deep familiarity with pools from Oregon to Maine, but left little time to explore the rest of the world. That all changed once he earned degrees in Psychology and Computer Science from Miami (Ohio) University, after which he threw himself into travels throughout Asia. Recent forays include extensive journeys through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan and Myanmar (Burma).
A graduate of the University of Maine, Jarrod worked on an expedition-cruising vessel that took him to the Antarctic, South and Central America. He heard the call of the west, and moved to Boulder, where his passion for skiing and whitewater kayaking could flourish. In the past decade, he's made countless trips to our region and enjoyed extraordinary experiences (including lunch with the king of Sumba). He is a superb resource for facilitating beyond-the-ordinary travel for others and was named a Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for 2007.
Eric's knowledge of Asia borders on the encyclopedic—he has twice been named a Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist. He was raised in the arid Colorado River valley and reared on National Geographic, periodic family trips to Central America, and Asian cuisine. He holds a degree from the University of Colorado in International Relations and Economics with an emphasis on the developing world. He was a guide in Europe, then joined ATJ in 1993 and has since traveled extensively throughout the region.