Rubio Plantation Retreat has access to over 20 quality surf breaks. Straight out front of the retreat there is a magical a frame peak pleasing surf adventurers from afar. If your looking for a new location with guaranteed no crowds the surf-rich east coast of New Ireland has endless potential for world class waves.
From $1605.00 for 7 nights all inclusive.
Rubio Retreat is set on a 76 hectare oasis and consists of 5 traditional bungalows. All bungalows have been hand crafted using local materials and strategically positioned to maximise the views over there own private beach. The retreat has one standard bungalow, two superior bungalows and two larger two-bedroom bungalows. The superior bungalows and the Family bungalows are equipped with private bathrooms and the standard bungalow has shared facilities. All bathrooms have flush toilets, showers and all bungalows have mosquito nets. Solar panels and hydroelectric provide power for the retreat. There is a total of 15 beds . You only need a group of 7 or more to book out the entire retreat exclusively for your group.
1 x Standard Bungalow – 2 x Single beds
2 x Superior Bungalow – (1 has 2 x Singles) (1 has 1 x Queen bed and 1 x single)
2 x Standard 2 bedroom Bungalows – 2 bedrooms (1 x Queen and 2 x singles and a double) (1x Queen and 4 x singles)
The local chef serves up three hearty, family-style meals daily in the dining area overlooking the beach and surf-break. Meals consist of a combination of European, Asian and local foods. The kitchen bakes home-made breads and pastries daily and tea and coffee are available at all times. Chocolate is Rubio’s specialty as they grown their own cocoa beans on the plantation.
PACKAGE DEALS & INCLUSIONS
These prices are per person twinshare based on a minimum of 4 guests. It is a 7-night package and includes meals(meals in Kavieng excluded), accommodation, airport transfers, surf transfers, reef fees, and SAPNG fees.(add $10 per night for single)
Package 1: This is to surf any of the breaks that can be driven to in approx 1hr or reached by boat in 1/2hr (20+ breaks). $1625.00-Bungalow. $1655.00-Deluxe Bungalow. $1700.00-Family Bungalow
Additional nights $185.00-Bungalow $190.00-Deluxe Bungalow $195.00-Family bungalow
For groups of less than 4 there is a fuel surcharge. If it is a group of 3 there would be a charge of $100 plus $60 per day to be split between them. A group of 2 would have a charge of $200 plus $120 a day and one person would have a charge of $300 plus $180 per day.
So for example a group of 3 for 5 nights would have an additional charge of $400 or $133 each.
There is one budget bungalow, 2 deluxe bungalows and 2 family bungalows.
For a booking of 7 or more guest we will reserve the whole retreat at no additional cost. Groups of 6 can pay for 6 1/2 and groups of 5 can pay for 6 and get the whole retreat.
As of 1st March 2014 tourists are unable to obtain a visa on arrival in Port Moresby. Please ensure your pre-organise your visa in advance of your charter through the PNG Embassy in Australia. See http://www.pngcanberra.org/visas
The best time to go is from November to April when surf conditions are at there best. The fringe season of October through May can still offer some good waves. Rubio Plantation Retreat has many good surf spots close by. Some are within walking distance, with Rubio (A Frame Peak) directly out the front of the dining area! The waves at Rubio suit all standards of surfer ranging from mellow long board waves to fast hollow tubes. There are both rights and lefts open to many swell directions.
The retreat has boats and vehicles available to take you out to the many excellent breaks on the offshore islands or along the coastline of New Ireland. There is one small island ten minutes from the retreat and two groups of islands further out with endless possibilities.
The surfer numbers are limited to ten surfers at the retreat and another ten overall in the region with so many breaks zero crowds are guaranteed.
Rubio left – The left is fast and hollow all the way through. It is shallow and can be very challenging. 40 mins from the retreat a left which is located 40 minutes from the retreat. It’s a fast hollow and shallow it needs a decent swell before it works.
Rubio right – The right is an easy wave which breaks along the edge of a channel with an easy paddle out. It has a hollow first section and then walls up. When it gets bigger it can be very hollow all the way through. Can be surfed on both tides.
20 mins from the retreat – A steep drop with a easy right all the way to the beach. Good on any tide, the left on the north side of the rock is a best option.
Northern right -This right is north of the retreat. Good on any tide. When the swell direction is good it runs down the reef from the point and then bends and barrells on the last section. If the swell direction isn’t good then just the end section works which is still good.
30 mins from the retreat – Fast wave that can get hollow. The end section is very shallow on a low tide. Only breaks on certain swell directions
10 mins from the retreat – A fast hollow right 10 minutes boat ride from the retreat