Jais Aben Resort

Nestled in Nagada Harbour on the Madang coastline, discover the essence of exotic and unspoiled natural beauty at Jais Aben Resort. This beautiful resort is just 19 kilometers from Madang and is situated on a former coconut plantation.

The open-air lobby reveals an incredible ocean vista while the resort is surrounded by manicured grounds abounding with floral life and fruit trees. The aptly named Jais Aben means ‘resting place’ in the local language. Many people claim this is precisely the feeling they have immediately upon arrival at the resort.

Located directly on the beachfront with beautiful ocean views, twin bungalow style units are all strategically located to catch the sea breezes. Bungalows are available in Premier, Deluxe and Standard categories with modern amenities including ceiling fan, air-conditioning, television with cable channels as well as a small fridge and coffee and tea making facilities. Self-contained units provide the added convenience of a fully equipped kitchen and can accommodate up to four people.

When its time to dine, guests can enjoy a wide range of local and international cuisine at Coco’s Restaurant. Lunch is taken either in the main restaurant or at the Bridge Bar and Grill on the waterfront where you can relax at your table with a famous Jain Pizza and an ice cold beverage.


Guests are never short of options during their stay, whether it is simply enjoying the peace and tranquility of the natural surroundings or exploring nearby sights and attractions. Village tours provide a cultural insight to daily village life, visit local markets or embark on a river/jungle trek.

The ocean is at your doorstep to explore the beautiful coral reefs filled with exotic fish and marine life, there is even an underwater plane wreck directly off the private beach. The area is considered to be among the top dive spots in the world, its relative remoteness offers unique and private experiences for both novice and experienced divers. Snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking and reef fishing can all be easily arranged at the Ocean Centre. Incredible underwater life can simply be witnessed simply by walking along the Bridge Bar walkway where dolphins have been known to swim past to the delight of onlookers.