Our last port on this trip was another island tender port to Doini Island. Doini is quite simply the most beautiful and idyllic Pacific Island I have ever seen. Simply stunning in its picturesque beauty – just postcard material. The weather was lovely, the people were friendly and welcoming, the sands were clean and white, the water was cool, refreshing and amazingly clear. Just fantastic.
There is plenty to do here – take a boat trip or sit in the resort and have a beer, swim, snorkel, jump off the jetty, read a book under a tree, just chill and take in the island atmosphere. You can walk around the entire island in two and a half to three hours and there are more anthropological cave sites to explore. There is an eco resort on the island that can be reached by boat from Alotau (flights from Australia to Alotau are becoming more frequent and affordable from what I understand) and I can totally see myself coming up here, armed with snorkel gear, hammock, reading material and just enjoying the island. Hardly any people (except when a cruise ship happens to come in) and no where to be and nothing that needs doing – sounds like bliss. I have a strong feeling I’ll be back in Doini at some time over the next few years… before it gets too over run by tourists and starts to feel like Vanuatu. 🙂