Nusa Island Retreat-  is situated in the Bismark Archipelago of Papua New Guinea


The Retreat was established in 1997, by 3 siblings who were born and bred on the Plantations of North Coast East New Britain. In the early-mid 90’s we took the option to scope New Ireland, principally based on all the amazing stories our parents had spoken of over the years. Sure enough, we immediately fell for the natural beauty of the area – the white sandy beaches, the myriad of islands scattered throughout the region and the awesome expanses of reef – an aquatic playground with endless possibilities.

The idea was born, with a hair-brained determination we aimed to establish a small eco-tourism facility and “live the life of Riley” with a legitimate facade of surfing, fishing & diving. Certainly not without it’s challenges, the business has continued to redefine itself over the last 18 years & enjoys a high repeat guest rate – testament that something’s being done right.

The moment you step off the boat and sink your feet into the white sand you feel comfortable, knowing that this is a place you can enjoy and relax. The staff ratio is 3 staff to 1 Japanese Buoysguest and there is a local village within walking distance.

The property  is constructed using a mix of PNG hardwoods & local Nui Ailan “bush material” to create traditionally styled bungalows with an island vernacular, designed to blend in with the natural environment.

 One of the owners is a bit of collector of things, there are war relics , whale bones, masks , art work and probably a whole lot more not yet displayed with many an interesting tale.

This is a wonderful resort where you will feel at home in a big adventure, you can snorkel , dive , fish surf have a beer and hang out!


Nusa Island RetreatBoys jumping into water