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Uruna Bay Retreat

The beautiful Uruna Bay Retreat is located on Pokpok Island (Bakawari Island), only a 10-minute boat ride from Kieta, in the region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Surrounded by lush greenery and crystal clear waters, this PNG surf retreat offers an authentic experience for travellers looking for something different.

Uruna Bay Retreat consists of a comfortable guest house with shared amenities, as well as two private bungalows that overlook the stunning bay. For surfers and non-surfers alike, there’s plenty to keep you occupied, with surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, jet skiing, hiking, island hopping and a range of other cultural activities on offer.

Surfing at Uruna Bay Retreat, PNG

A great base for surfers, Urana Bay Retreat gives you access to a variety of fun PNG waves, from easy beginner waves to more challenging rides for experienced surfers. There’s no shortage of waves in this region, and they are suitable for all levels of surfers.

Surf Resort
January to April, October to December
All Levels
Beaches, Nature, Culture, Snorkeling/Diving
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Enjoy the peaceful surroundings at Urana Bay Retreat from the guesthouse which accommodates up to six people and overlooks the retreat’s stunning grounds. The guesthouse has shared amenities and is the perfect spot for surfers who truly want to experience the beauty of PNG.

Uruna Bay Retreat also offers two comfortable beachfront bungalows, which are perfect for anyone who prefers a little more privacy on their PNG surf trip.


While staying at Uruna Bay Retreat, guests are served breakfast, lunch and dinner and dine on a variety of freshly caught fish, as well as a selection of meat and vegetables. All meals are prepared using the freshest local ingredients, including an amazing array of delicious tropical fruits.

Surf Uruna Bay Retreat

If you’re dreaming of a surfing adventure, look no further than Urana Bay Retreat. Surfers can look forward to a diverse range of waves from 2 to 6 ft, that cater to beginner to more experienced surfers, longboarders and shortboarders. The smaller breaks are ideal for longboards and fish, while the more challenging and hollow surf breaks provide the ultimate challenge for shortboarders.

Baritaka (Shark Alley)

Approximately 15 minutes by dinghy from Uruna Retreat, Baritaka is a left and right-hander that breaks into a deep water passage.

Tunani Island

You’ll find this left and right-hander 25 minutes from the retreat. A fun wave that breaks over reef into deep water.

Moeo Passage (Kieta Passage)

Right in front of Urana Bay, Moeo Passage is a left and right-hander that breaks into the main passage where the ships enter and exit into Kieta Harbour.

Orovo Island

A small wave that is ideal for beginners and is fun on a longboard. It’s located about 15 minutes away by dinghy.

Takanupe Island

A local favourite, Takanupe Island is an incredible left-hander where you’re sure to score some epic barrels in the right conditions. It breaks over a shallow reef and handles small to big swells. It’s located about 30 minutes away from the retreat by dinghy.

Kurikiki Island

A fun left and right-hander that breaks into deep water and is located approximately 30 minutes from Urana Bay Retreat by dinghy.

Non-Surf Activities

Besides surfing, Urana Bay Retreat offers a variety of fun activities allowing you to experience the rich culture of PNG. Activities include kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, jet skiing, hiking and island visits.


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