The two major ports in this remote and mysterious island group in the northern part of Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay Province are Kiriwina and Kitava. Kiriwina is the larger of the two, with Kitava traditionally taking up the overflow from its larger neighbour.
Keep an eye out for locally made handicrafts and shell jewellery, particularly the ornate and intricate ebony carvings and shell necklaces. With the influx of cruise tourists, prices have begun to creep up, but this merchandise is the real deal, so don't embarrass yourself or insult the artisan by haggling too hard.
With crystal clear water and abundant marine life, snorkelling is another popular activity, but it's best to take an outrigger canoe to get to the reef as the water is too shallow to safely swim over it.