CLEM'S PLACE - LAVONGAI AREA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Clem's Place is situated on Tunnung Island which is a small remote island north of the mainland of New Hanover in the Three Island Harbour area, about three hours by speedboat from Kavieng. Ideally located amongst some of the most pristine waters PNG has to offer, these waters lay home to some of PNG best waves, diving and fishing. If your idea of fun is to be on a remote island surrounded with all your creature comforts and have the opportunity to get into some of the most beautiful water environments of PNG, then Clem's Place is the perfect place for you.
Clem's Place is owned and operated by Clem & Sophie Anton and caters for up to 10 surfers at any one time in 5 bungalows. Each bungalow has been built directly facing the surf and the islands magnificent tidal lagoon. Clem's Place is home not only to its own break but is surrounded by other waves which most are within 25 - 50 minutes from the camp, depending upon what boat is used, how many people, the swell size and wind permitting. There are plenty of waves in the area and these user friendly waves offer the chance for all levels of surfing ability to sample some outer island magic. The waves found in this area are made up of a variety of left and right handers which range from cruising hotdog waves to pitching peaks to long playful walls. Some of these waves on the right tides can even produce short sharp barrel if you take off deep enough or race down the line as the wave runs off the reef towards the passage.
We cannot say enough about Clem's Place and the staff on hand are friendly and engaging and you will be simply amazed how this remote and isolated island will make you feel at home when actually you are so far away. Clem's Place has a uniqueness hard to describe in words and the only way to understand what that means is to experience it yourself first hand.!!
Due to the late arrival into Kavieng on a Saturday, you will be greeted by a representative from the Lissenung Island Resort and taken to your first nights' accommodation in the Kavieng area where you will be free to relax and enjoy dinner and your first icy cold SP lager. Dawn next morning you will have the opportunity to surf Ral Island before breakfast. Later and provided with a snack for your morning transfer to Clem's Place. You may possibly be surfing on the way if some of the more southern breaks of Lavongai are working. Your next 6 nights are then enjoyed in the beautiful Three Island Harbour area where you'll experience a fully charged water sports adventure, mixed with everything culturally this area has to offer. On your last day at Clem’s Place you will have the chance for an early morning surf before departing for Lissenung Island Resort around lunchtime. Again, on the return leg to Kavieng you may get the possibility of surfing some of the southern Lavongai breaks should they be working. On arrival into Kavieng area you will return with the Lissenung Island Resort representative and taken to your accommodation for the night where dinner will be provided. Next morning is an early 4.00am start, a snack style breakfast will be provided before you depart on your airport transfer.
ROOM TYPES & FACILITIES
At Clem's Place there is a maximum of 10 guests at any one time and all meals are provided for during your stay. The 5 bungalows at Clem's Place are lined along a sand covered island directly in front of a huge tidal lagoon. Each of these bungalows is perfectly placed to view the surf directly out the front and away from the heat of the midday sun. The island is covered by trees and vegetation and lined with tropical palms and coconuts trees that ensures you will enjoy cool nights and tropical breezes.
Sing-Sings or traditional dances are pre-arranged with the locally trained dance performers from neighbouring islands and Diving can be pre-arranged albeit with limited numbers as Clem is a qualified dive master.
Single, Twin, Triple and Double Room Bungalows
Shared amenities with Flush Toilets
Balcony table and chairs
Electric Lighting throughout the grounds
Office / Sat Phone / Email
Locally made canoes
Clem's Place is open all year. However, the surf season in Papua New Guinea is between November and April. Due to the remoteness of the area, packages are run from a Saturday to Sunday.
October - April 2014
Prices Upon Application
1 Night accommodation at Lissenung Island Resort - Kavieng, New Ireland
7 Nights accommodation at Clem’s Place – Tunnung Island, New Hanover
Return airport transfers to Kavieng wharf
Return speedboat transfers to Clem’s Place
3 Meals daily + coffee & tea & rain water
Use of locally made canoes
Snorkelling & fishing equipment
Up to 3 surf transfers daily (including fishing & village visits)
Lavongai Reef Access & Traditional Landowners Fees
Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, cultural show, locally made souvenirs
At Clem's Place, Sophie your host is a great cook and will prepare a variety of local and western styled meals during your stay. All of your 3 daily meals are served at the resort except for the organised lunches which are pre-prepared to take out on the boats when off the island enjoying other activities. Meals are prepared using locally grown vegetables and fruits, fresh seafood and some imported produce. Breakfast and lunch is full of energy enhancing foods such as cereals, fruits, vegetables, home baked bread, pastries, bacon & eggs, sandwiches while dinner is generally a BBQ or buffet style meal. You're guaranteed not to go hungry and at least once during your stay you will have a chance to experience a traditional mumu which is guaranteed to be a highlight. Coffee, tea and water are available at all times with soft drinks, beers, limited spirits, wine and snacks are all available for an additional cost.
Scuba Diving (Clem is a qualified dive master)
Paddle locally made canoes
Mainland river trips
Explore the nearby mainland and islands
Visit the local villages and schools
Guests traveling to Clem's Place are encouraged if possible to help with Tunnung Islands Community Based Projects and bring along any new or used clothing and/or educational books and equipment. Clem's Place is already working with the surrounding villages and schools to ensure the betterment of health and lifestyle. STC is jumping on-board with Clem and his project and we all hope to show some significant changes to health, welfare development and education over the coming years.