Intrepid travelers can explore the mysterious and beautiful Sepik River and discover the secrets of Northwestern Papua New Guinea with a stay on the Sepik Spirit, an idyllic floating lodge in the middle of the river’s waters. From here, guests can make excursions on nippy speedboats into the river’s tributaries to explore the region, visit spirit houses, villages and tribes, meet the locals and witness the ancient cultures and customs such as tribal dancing, music and discussions with local elders. After a long day of exploration with knowledgeable guides, guests can return to the Sepik Spirit for delicious, artfully-prepared meals in its beautiful dining room, to enjoy sunset on the upper deck, sip a cool drink in the bar or to relax in the lounge areas. Finally, when the day is done, comfortable, spacious cabins beckon for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Why We Love This Hotel
Location: This fixed floating lodge is located deep in the heart of the mystic Sepik River, near to its estuary at Broken Water Bay in the Bismarck Sea.
Service: This intimate little island of luxury accommodates only eighteen guests, allowing for attentive service from its staff and guides.
History: Recently refurbished and now in a permanent mooring, the Sepik Spirit is ideally located for guests to experience the rich culture of the surrounding area.
- Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea
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With just nine cabins aboard, the Sepik Spirit makes for an intimate holiday experience in unique and boutique surroundings. Accommodating just eighteen guests in double or twin rooms, it’s the ideal choice to get to know fellow travelers.
Sepik Spirit Cabins
The comfortable, colorful cabins are each well-equipped with en-suite bathrooms that include toiletries and towels, individually-controlled air conditioning and river-facing windows from which guests can enjoy the gorgeous scenery
The Sepik Spirit boasts a range of amenities to ensure the comfort and enjoyments of all guests on board. On the covered observation deck - relaxation with a beautiful view is top priority.
On the top deck, the observation lounge is open-air, but with a partial roof to protect from the elements so that the river may be enjoyed whatever the weather
On-board meals are all served in the cozy dining room on the lower deck. Guest can enjoy locally-sourced ingredients, finely crafted by the dedicated on-board team of chefs into a range of traditional, local dishes and international favourites.
Bar and lounge
Between excursions and meals, guests are welcome to sit back, chat and relax in the comfortable lounge, decorated with tribal art. The interconnected bar serves drinks, perfect for sunset.
On the lower deck, the cozy dining room affords views of the river from the back of the boat and is decorated with a range of beautiful, authentic tribal carved wooden figures. It is connected to the bar and lounge area, perfect for drinks before or after dinner.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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What Others Say
Here is a small selection of the kind words our clients have said about us recently.
A Couple from London
The Asaro Mudman tribal people took us where no tourists had been before, down through their lands to the source of the clay they use to make their tribal masks.
A Family from Europe
Catherine and her team...were able to put together a trip with exactly the kind of experiences we were dreaming of.
A Couple from California
Your on-the-ground guides and logistics were top-notch, and I would recommend you to anyone.