A Lesson in PNG Cooking

Discover the techniques of preparing delicious Papaua New Guinea (PNG) cuisine during a cooking lesson at the Masuarina Lodge, nestled in the hillside overlooking AlotauFree time at the lodge affords the chance to explore the grounds, see the unique World War II exhibit on the premises and take a refreshing swimBring local currency if you wish to purchase a drink at the bar.

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As you make your way to the Masuarina Lodge by local bus, venture through the township and pause at a lookout to marvel at panoramic views of AlotauOn arrival at the hotel, enjoy a cool refreshment and join a short orientation of the lodge, the oldest hotel in Milne bayMasuarina Lodge is owned and operated by the Abel family, a family with a long history in the area, dating to the arrival of the pioneer missionaries in the late 1800sAfter your hotel overview, be invited into the back of the house to commence your cooking lessonRoll up your sleeves and work hands-on with the local chef, assisting in the preparation of a traditional clay pot mealWhile the food is cooking, visit the lodge's conference room for a short commentary on the hotel's small, private World War II exhibit, which includes a Japanese rifleTime permitting, wander around the resort, purchase a drink at the bar or take a quick dip in the swimming poolOnce lunch is ready, have a seat in the air-conditioned dining room to savor the authentic flavors of Papua New GuineaThere may be time to swim or treat yourself to another drink at the bar before returning to your Crystal ship with your scheduled transferIf you wish, you may linger at the hotel, making your way back to the pier by public shuttle later on your own. This Crystal Adventures excursion MUST be pre-reserved.