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Tawali Resort

Alotau Milne Bay Province Milne Bay, Alotau 211 Papua New Guinea
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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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24-hour security
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Breakfast buffet
Water sport equipment rentals
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Alotau Milne Bay Province Milne Bay, Alotau 211 Papua New Guinea
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Chris wrote a review May 2019
Singapore, Singapore81 contributions8 helpful votes
We tested Tawali's staff and processes right at the beginning. Three days before our Port Moresby trip, my wife and I decided that we did not want to stay in Port Moresby for longer due to the restrictions following security best practices. Hence, we spontaneously rang up Tawali at 7.30pm and they confirmed to answer all relevant question by email. Within 12 hours we had questions answered and within 24 hours it was a done deal. Very good booking experience! The staff was very helpful, from booking before the trip throughout our visit over in Papua New Guinea. All people are nice and smiling and it's a very friendly atmosphere. The concept with dive boxes is very good as well and helps to have your things sorted. The day trip diving boats were comfortable and clean as the
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Date of stay: April 2019
Jo Bowden wrote a review Mar 2019
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea87 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed for three nights, primarily for diving. The resort is in a remote location on the beautiful East Cape. It is an easy journey from the airport to the boat (approximately one hour) through picturesque villages by the coast. The boat ride is around 15-20 minutes. All the resort staff were very welcoming and made every effort to assist us during our stay. The dive master, Alfred, is very knowledgeable and was great to dive with. He pointed out many interesting fish and sea life including different types of nudibranches. The nearby snorkeling is also excellent. Our visit to Hiliwau Village was also a highlight, which included a visit to a skull cave and waterfall as well as a bonus of dolphins. Highly recommended and look forward to our next visit!
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Date of stay: March 2019
Peter K wrote a review Feb 2019
16 contributions5 helpful votes
For diving and sleeping is this a very good resort. Albert was my dive guide and he is a really good dive guide. I saw many big and small sizes. The mix is nice. Only the bird guides were very sad Gilbert knows nothing about birds and Michael may be 1%. The food was good, but expensive. The room was absolute clean and we felt save during our stay. We think about to come again to this resort
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Date of stay: February 2019
Grace A wrote a review Nov 2018
2 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Kathleen K wrote a review Oct 2018
1 contribution3 helpful votes
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 a great Dive Master although I snorkeled only. Alfred knew exactly where to go and what to find. Both Alfred and Gilbert were patient and understanding with us older and inexperienced snorkelers. The Coral Gardens and Lawadi were just beautiful..we met some other great folks who were very happy with the diving. I enjoyed talking with Edward, the manager, and all the other staff who went out of their way to make us comfortable. My partner John and I had such a good time that when we came back to OZ we straight away
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Date of stay: October 2018
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US$93 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Papua New GuineaPapua RegionAlotau
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