Cruises from Kitava
Kitava Island is one of the four major coral atolls in the Trobriand Islands archipelago (aka the Kiriwina Islands) located in the Milne Bay Province of SE Papua New Guinea. The islands lie in the Solomon Sea, where many major battles were fought during WWII. To the west lies the main island and administrative centre of Kiriwina. The archipelago is considered to be an important tropical rainforest ecoregion in need of conservation.
Kitava is small and flat, roughly 25 sq.km., hot and humid year round. With population in the hundreds, locals are subsistence farmers who live in traditional settlements.