Kitava, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea Cruise Port, 2018 and 2019 Cruises to Kitava, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea | The Cruise Web
 

Kitava, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea Cruise Port

If you’re concerned with staying healthy while on vacation, than a trip to the cruise port of Kitava in the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea might be in order. The island’s residents have been the topic of a study on traditional diet and how it affects health, with excellent results. It doesn’t hurt that Kitava looks like a tropical paradise within the Pacific’s Ocean’s lovely Solomon Sea. The first Europeans visitors to sail to the four Trobriand Islands were the French in 1793; the first settler was a minister who moved to Kiriwina in 1894. Today, Kitava remains largely untouched by external influences, reflecting life as it was thousands of years ago. If the thought of being greeted by a traditional dance on a pristine white beach is your idea of heaven, you’ll also enjoy our favorite experiences when cruising to Kitava, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea:
 
  • For one-of-a-kind gifts (or to keep for yourself!), you'll find local handcrafts in abundance. From wood carvings to woven blankets, all money goes toward keeping the small local economy functioning. It's also a nice treat for the kids when travelers bring them small toys, pens and pencils, and notebooks.
     
  • ASnorkeling and diving are popular pastimes, although you may have to go out a little further from the local beaches. There are locals who will take you out in their boats, and to neighboring islands; you'll have to use your own gear, as there's no place to rent any on Kitava.
     
  • The beaches here overlook some of the bluest water you may ever see, so basking in the tropical sun is a great way to spend an afternoon. You should be able to purchase a coconut drink by the locals for refreshment when you need to cool down.
     
  • There are islanders who act as guides around the island, so you can see what life is like here; you'll see the tidy villages, along with the church and school. It's a nice thing to tip your guide as well, even if he's a volunteer.
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