Doini Island

Papua New Guinea

Doini Island

This all-but-lost tropical paradise is privately owned and with just a handful of locals, a small resort and an airstrip, this place truly deserves 'deserted island' status.

Doini Island is made up of 1000 hectares of incredible landscape; most of it unchartered territory just waiting to be explored. Beautiful white beaches line its shores and the photo opportunities are once-in-a-lifetime.

And despite being one of Papua New Guinea's few private islands, it's virtually untouched, so make sure to adjust your watch to island time and enjoy the serenity!

At A Glance


Less than 100


Various dialects


Constitutional monarch



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What To See

Marine wonders

Grab a snorkel and check out the abundance of coral and local tropical fish. Like many islands in Milne Bay Province, snorkelling opportunities here are legendary.

Resort artwork

Papua New Guinea’s answer to the Sistine Chapel. The resort’s ceiling illustrates a variety of local cultural scenes.

More About Doini Island


Your ship will anchor offshore and tender boats will provide a regular service to and from the island throughout the day.


Doini Island is perfect for exploring on foot. Although there are no local transfers available, everything you’ll need is within easy reach.


There’ll be some market stalls set up where local currency is preferred, but small denominations of Australian dollars will also be accepted.


BBQ-style food and cold drinks will be available for purchase at the resort.


Doini Island maintains a year-round tropical climate with daytime temperatures ranging from 25 to 30 degrees.


Credit cards are accepted at the resort.


Communication is very limited with intermittent mobile coverage.


To make your day as enjoyable as possible, be sure to wear comfortable, flat-soled shoes, lightweight clothing and a hat. Women are advised to dress conservatively and to wear shorts or skirts to at least knee length. We also suggest bringing sunscreen and bottled water. Snorkelling gear is available for hire or purchase onboard the ship.


There are no Shore Tours available to pre-book at this port but the local resort can cater to limited numbers of water sports and other activities which can be purchased directly ashore.


Coral is an extremely precious marine organism. In an effort to preserve its natural beauty and habitat please avoid touching it in all circumstances. During your time ashore we also ask that you dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully.