Napatana Lodge is the first eco-tourism lodge in Alotau which is set in beautiful tropical gardens just back from the beach. It is a traditionally built pole house that reflects Milne Bay architecture and also displays the traditional building skills of local craftsman. The friendly, open air bar/restaurant overlooks the bay where cool breezes can be felt releasing an ambience of serenity. Also, Napatana Lodge is a great meeting place for visitors to interact with the local community and wildlife.
Your visit to Napatana Lodge will be enhanced by the peaceful surrounds where birds and other animals (which have been saved by our animal sanctuary) live in harmony with their environment and Napatana Lodge. These rescued or sick animals have been nurtured to full health and released, but some refuse to move on and have become regular guests throughout the Lodge.
Our bungalows offer a unique taste of traditional Milne Bay with all modern amenities. They are spacious and comfortable and after a good night's sleep you will be woken by the dawn chorus of tropical bird songs.
Napatana Lodge has five timber bungalows, three have large hexagonal verandas facing the bay. The large sleeping areas, also have:
Double and single bed
Loft for children or an extra guest
Fan, cable television, fridge, toaster and tea and coffee making facilities
The flashpackers are adjoining twin-share or double rooms along a common veranda overlooking the garden. Each has its own bathroom, television, fridge, fan, toaster and tea and coffee making facilities...
We offer an assortment of European and Local cuisines which consists of:
Continental and cooked breakfast
Local vegetables traditionally cooked in coconut cream in large clay pots
Chili crabs, chicken, lamb and beef dishes
Tropical salads and vegetable dishes
Vegetarian or special dietary dishes
Quick & easy lunches - sandwiches, hamburgers etc.
Friday nights are our pub nights at Napatana:
We serve the best fish and chips
we have raffles, joker draw, pub quiz, games, music...
and a whole heap of fun!
- Saturday nights are seafood nights.
- Sundays we serve a traditional roast dinner...
- Adventure Tours
Napatana Lodge specialises in eco tourism and interacts closely with local communities and environmental groups to encourage the participation of the local villagers. We have an advisory service to help you to plan your trip, either using local transport or charters. We have up to the minute information on all that is happening in the province. Even if you do not stay with us, do drop in for a cup of coffee and we can help you decide what is best for you.
Napatana can be the central hub for all your activities, and can organise all the following ;
Historical, cultural and natural tours
Diving, fishing and snorkeling
Village stay programme
Boat and hire car services
Assistance to individual travelers in planning independent travel plans...