Around 16 km (10 miles) east of downtown, this offshore-island hotel technically bills itself as a dive resort, but there is no compulsion to don a wetsuit. Even if you don't want to check out the nearby underwater World War II wreck sites, this still makes a friendly and relaxing getaway. There is a secluded sandy beach nearby, and the island is big enough that you can go walking, birdwatching, or snorkeling. Or just unwind. Rooms are simple, with polished wood floors, and have sea views and a/c. All meals are included in the rate, and the food is very good. Airport transfers are also included, and take around 30 minutes all-told, by road and boat. The only drawback to the location is if you have business in the city—the traveling time may make this unsuitable. But if you are in no hurry, there are few better options in PNG, especially in the price range.
Loloata Island, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea