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Tawali Resort

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Welcome to the exotic culture of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and to Tawali Resort. Located on a volcanic bluff overlooking the clear protected waters of Milne Bay, Tawali offers travelers a unique location to dive, relax and enjoy the unspoiled wonders of this magnificent part of the world.Tawali is located in a secluded area of Milne Bay amongst local fishing villages and accessible only by boat. Built on a limestone bluff eighty feet above the water, Tawali offers guests a private retreat in which to enjoy the wonders of PNG. Tawali was constructed by local craftsmen and you will find beautifully carved totems and woodwork in the spacious main lodge and throughout the resort.
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Gurney Airport48 km
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Never imagine I would be able to enjoy this alone time. Came at this place without any agenda but once there the tours and adventures they offer leaves nothing but wonderful memories. Thank you Tawali for a wonderful place, friendly staff and outrageous, breathtaking place.

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Grace A
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Loved everything about Tawali, the people, the sea, the accommodation, the staff and the activities. Gilbert was a great guide and the visit to the village was a highlight for me. I loved talking with Gilbert and finding out heaps about local life. Alfred was...More

Date of stay: October 2018
2  Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We stayed three nights at Tawali in late August 2018. The staff was friendly. The rooms were clean. The food was not very good. My husband and I did two dives one afternoon. We rented equipment from the resort and they warned that it was...More

Date of stay: August 2018
5  Thank Janny S
Reviewed 29 September 2018

While concerned that negative comments may impact upon those who don’t deserve it, saying nothing allows the management and ownership to get away with a lack of real care. While Tawali is run by friendly and caring staff, there is a down-at-heal aspect to the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
7  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Loved the location, and the rooms spacious and comfortable. House reef and Coral Gardens are both excellent, variety of coral is amazing. Issues - 1) for 4 evenings they basically only had red wine and beer - they had run out of everything else and...More

Date of stay: September 2018
3  Thank Carol H
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pharmdkitty
20 November 2018|
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Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Tawali is primarily for Scuba diving. Generally doing 3 boat dives a day. There is availability for diving on the house reef and extra boat dives can be arranged.
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30 March 2017|
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Response from NameIWantedWasTaken7 | Reviewed this property |
Internet connection can be slow or non-existent. Meals are buffet, not a la carte with a couple of choices. Food is pretty good. There's nowhere else to eat, so definitely worth booking! Don't remember how much we paid for... More
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Nichole B
13 March 2017|
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Response from Sue A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure exactly but probably around 10+ units. A wonderful remote paradise that is highly recommended.
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"Rooms away from the restaurant"
kathleenk24
29 Oct 2018
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"Have a look at what alternatives are available before selecting your room. Especially check for hot water."
garybP5139RZ
28 Sep 2018
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"If you do not dive, don't bother going as they really dont care about non divers or the trips for them."
49carolh
10 Sep 2018
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"The lower the number the closer it is to the eating areas."
313jeffreyr
4 May 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$117 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Papua New GuineaPapua RegionAlotau
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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