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Best Places to Stay in Port Moresby


Where to Stay in Port Moresby


[Image of Hilton Hotel, Port Moresby]

A Brief about Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, as well as numerous offshore islands. It shares its border with Indonesia to the west and is known for its diverse culture, stunning landscapes, and rich biodiversity.

Here are some key points about Papua New Guinea:


Papua New Guinea is situated in the Oceania region and covers an area of approximately 462,840 square kilometers (178,704 square miles). The country is characterized by mountainous terrain, dense rainforests, rivers, and coastal plains. It is home to the highest peak in Oceania, Mount Wilhelm, which stands at 4,509 meters (14,793 feet) above sea level.


Papua New Guinea had an estimated population of around 9 million people. The country is highly diverse, with over 850 indigenous languages spoken throughout its provinces.


Papua New Guinea is the most complicated linguistic country in the world with almost 900 languages. The most common language people use to communicate is the English Pidgin called "Tok Pisin" used extensively in the mainland highlands, Madang and Moroble and the New Guinea Islands provinces.
The Sothern region (Central, Milne Bay, Gulf and Western Provinces) use Motu as their main language of communication with an occasional use of Tok Pisin. However, the educated sometimes prefer to use English to communicate if they do not know one or the other.


Papua New Guinea is a constitutional parliamentary democracy, with a Prime Minister as the head of government. The country gained its independence from Australia in 1975 and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.


The economy of Papua New Guinea is driven primarily by agriculture, mining, and natural gas production. It has significant reserves of gold, copper, oil, and natural gas. The country is also known for its rich marine resources, including fisheries.


Papua New Guinea is divided into administrative regions called provinces. There are 22 provinces in Papua New Guinea. These provinces vary in size, population, and economic activities. Some of the provinces include National Capital District (where the capital city, Port Moresby, is located), Western Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Morobe, Madang, Oro and East and West New Britain.

Where to Stay in Port Moresby

New Guinea offers a range of accommodation options for international travelers, including hotels that cater to their needs. Here are a few notable hotels in Papua New Guinea that are often considered suitable for international travelers:

Airways Hotel

Located in Port Moresby, Airways Hotel is a luxury hotel known for its world-class facilities and services. It offers comfortable rooms, several dining options, a spa, fitness center, swimming pool, and conference facilities. The hotel is situated close to the Jacksons International Airport, making it convenient for travelers.

Grand Papua Hotel

Another upscale option in Port Moresby, the Grand Papua Hotel provides modern amenities and a high level of comfort. It features well-appointed rooms, a rooftop pool, fitness center, multiple dining options, and conference facilities. The hotel is centrally located, offering easy access to key attractions in the city.

Crowne Plaza (Port Moresby)

Situated in the capital city, Crowne Plaza Port Moresby is a well-known international hotel chain offering comfortable accommodation and modern facilities. It features spacious rooms, restaurants, a pool, fitness center, and event spaces. The hotel is popular among business and leisure travelers alike.

Loloata Island Resort

For a unique island experience near Port Moresby, Loloata Island Resort is a popular choice. It is situated on a private island and offers bungalow-style accommodations surrounded by tropical gardens and pristine waters. The resort provides diving and snorkeling opportunities, along with other water sports activities.

These are just a few examples of hotels that are often recommended for international travelers in Papua New Guinea. It's advisable to check recent reviews, compare prices, and consider specific requirements before making a final decision on accommodation.


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