RUBIO PLANTATION RETREAT
Namatanai, New Ireland
Rubio Plantation Retreat is a small family run operation located on our Family's Plantation in Central New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. We have a small resort on our plantation and cater to surfers, bird watchers, bushwalkers, fishermen etc. We also make Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Chocolate from our own produce.
The bungalows are all located along the beachfront. All beds have mosquito nets. The experienced and friendly staff will take care of all your needs. Solar panels and hydroelectric provide power for the retreat. There are flush toilets and showers in our deluxe and family bungalows and also in a toilet block.
The kitchen serves 3 meals a day, family style. Coffee and tea are set out at all times. Local organic home made cocoa is also available, and very delicious. Meals consist of a combination of European, Asian and local foods, and home baked bread and pastries. We grow our own organic fruits and vegetables on the plantation and in the surrounding villages. These include mangoes, papayas, bananas, avocados, lemons, limes, mandarins, taro, sweet potatoes etc.
The surf season is from mid-October to mid-May. Rubio has a good, consistent break right at our beach. There are also many other good breaks in the area.
Surf spots range from mellow long board waves to fast and hollow depending on swell size and direction. We have both rights and lefts and are open to many swell directions.
There are boats and vehicles available to take you out to the many excellent breaks on the offshore islands or along the coast. We never book more than 10 surfers at one time and with our many available breaks you will never be dealing with a crowd.
We also have CAVES / HIKING / BIRD WATCHING / CANOEING / CYCLING & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES.