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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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Diving
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Bay View
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English, Filipino, Japanese

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Alotau Milne Bay Province Milne Bay, Alotau 211 Papua New Guinea
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Natasha G wrote a review Jul 2018
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions5 helpful votes
I am from Alotau, Milne Bay, Tawali Resort is just beautiful. Snorkel, Dive, or Trek nearby and explore Skull Caves, Waterfalls. Very safe to stay and the locals are very kind and welcoming. The sunsets, sea and surroundings are just gorgeous and very relaxing, with poolside, restaurant, bar and deck over the sea, Paradise...
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Sally M wrote a review Jun 2018
Canberra, Australia5 contributions3 helpful votes
We travelled to Tawali Resort from Port Moresby so was an adventure to get there. The staff are amazing and exceptionally helpful. We travelled with our 2 sons aged 9 and 10, and we stayed in a large family room which had 2 double beds in it. The main resort area was a great place to hang out after a full day of snorkelling in a range of different spots around the resort. Free wifi was very helpful as the kids enjoyed playing on their tablets there on the couches with others who were staying there as well. The food was awesome, and l loved that it was served at set times as a buffet so I didn't have to even think about food for the family. Can't say enough about the snorkelling as so accessible and amazing reef with tonnes of fish. Overall, 4 day holiday with the family at
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from Tawali R, General Manager at Tawali Resort
Responded 19 Jun 2018
Dear Sally, Thank you so much for Choosing Tawali Resort as one of your favourite holiday location. We will assure you that we will continue to excel in our product and services in order to exceed your expectations. Looking forward to see you very soon. Regards, Armando P. Agusto Resort General Manager
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LPaw13 wrote a review Jun 2018
Bonaire5 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed for 12 days. Diving was the purpose of this trip. Some confusion at check in about our room, but was swiftly resolved. The deluxe bungalow room is large and very comfortable. This room had 4 outlets, so no problems with charging cameras etc. Alfred and his crew are wonderful. The large boat, which could easily accommodate 12, was taken out for just us few (a couple days we had 5 divers). Diving was varied; walls, much bommies and shallow reefs. A few of the reefs were absolutely spectacular! Healthy, colorful and full of marine life...one dive we even saw a hammerhead! One thing we do not like is the use of sticks.. we do not believe in touching or harassing anything in the ocean, whether it’s fish, nudibranchs, sea fans or coral. They offer a variety of other activities
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from Tawali R, General Manager at Tawali Resort
Responded 10 Jun 2018
Dear Guest, First of All, Thank you so much for choosing Tawali Leisure and Dive Resort. We appreciate your comments and we ensure that all your comments has been discussed by the management and this was raised to relevant departments. The Management as well, discussed to the Local Community Leaders regarding Environmental Preservation and your comments in the Guest Survey Form. The Management together with Local Community Leaders will be having the regular quarterly meeting to ensure that the Environmental Preservation will be implemented at all the time in the villages both land and in the sea. If you have additional Questions or Inquiries please do not hesitate to contact me at manager@tawali.com Sincerely, Armando P. Agusto General Manager
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OneWorld22 wrote a review May 2018
Brisbane, Australia73 contributions40 helpful votes
If you dive or snorkel Tawali Resort will be one of the best places to go to in a lifetime. We have traveled the world extensively, have seen the most beautiful places, dived the best spots all over the world. I won't go into detail, this is a place you have to experience yourself. The resort is simple but nice and clean. The location is unbeatable, stunning views, stunning reef, remote, hardly any tourist. We'll be back.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from Tawali R, General Manager at Tawali Resort
Responded 19 Jun 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for choosing Tawali Resort as one of the best place that you stayed. We assure you that we continue to excel and upgrade our product and services in order to exceed your expectation. We are looking forward to see you very soon. Regards, Armando P. Agusto Resort General Manager
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Jim A wrote a review May 2018
Townsville, Australia123 contributions89 helpful votes
What a magnificent location with a beautiful coral reef surrounding two sides of the reef. Local staff were friendly, helpful and warm and we could not find fault with them. However the resorts main emphasis appears to be on divers only. As ex divers with over 6000 logged hours underwater it was particularly noticeable. Meals were average , we found that 3 buffets a day to be repetitive. Perhaps an a-la-carte menu could be occasionally considered. We felt a lack of transparency in the pricing structure allowed for extra hidden costs, i,e free snorkelling advertised around the house reef but had to hire masks, finns and snorkels if you are unable to bring your own. There is also a 5 percent surcharge when settling your account by credit card. If you wish to go fishing bring
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Jeffrey R wrote a review May 2018
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia37 contributions8 helpful votes
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The trip from the airport took around 75 minutes in an air conditioned coach then 15 minutes by boat. Staff were friendly on arrival. There is around 38 stairs and some ramps up to the reception. Check in was easy. We stayed in a standard room well away from the reception/dining area. The bed and room were adequate but the bathroom was not to standard. I was here for diving and I can't give enough credit for the service/dive sites and fantastic guides. Albert Tom and Alfred George was terrific- better eyes than mine. The inner reefs and muck diving areas are world class. Be aware that the outer reefs have strong currents. The boat crew and all staff whilst diving were attentive and always helpful. The food was outstanding with an array of varieties each day. Well done to the
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Alan Gelder wrote a review Mar 2018
Adamstown, Australia228 contributions196 helpful votes
A remote location, a person could just disappear from the world forever at Tawali. The dive sites are unbelievable - crystal clear waters, an incredible diversity of sea & reef life + a huge number of sites. The Resort is a paradise with great facilities perched on a coral cliff, [great reef views] with full restaurant & conference facilities. Access is a rough 58 Km dirt road east from Alotau, followed by a 40 min. boat ride to the resort. Local tribes are friendly & interactive. They will invite you to see their villages, waterfalls & skull collections [just keep it friendly folks].
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Date of stay: February 2018
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she r wrote a review Feb 2018
Mt Martha, Australia113 contributions88 helpful votes
From Australia, a flight to Port Moresby, then a domestic flight to Alotau, then resort staff collected us for a bus ride then a water taxi to the resort. Arriving at the jetty was wonderful, friendly staff welcomed us and assisted with our luggage. We were ushered into the main building cool drinks and room allocation. Our room was number 14, it was clean quiet and comfortable. Each of the room had a view across of the reef filled lagoon to the mountains. We watched local fishermen in outrigger canoes. One morning watched a pod of dolphins cruise past. The beds were firm and comfortable. The bedding was spotless and light. There was a ceiling fan and also A/C. The bathroom was totally adequate and clean. The deck area had 2 chairs and table for quiet contemplation. The
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Date of stay: February 2018
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dixonuraiasi wrote a review Jan 2018
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea4 contributions3 helpful votes
Tawali Dive Resort is a great top rated resort in Papua New Guinea.The site is so magnificent, the setting is blended to the surrounding environment, friendly staff, nice food, beautiful crystal clear reef. All the self contained rooms are in the forest apart from each other. I took my wife & a son and the reallt enjoyed it.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Monica T wrote a review Dec 2017
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Our room was always clean and the Staff at the resort was very accommodating and friendly. The food each day was wonderful and again the Chef was very accommodating with all of my food allergies. The dive sites had great variation. We certainly appreciated the attentiveness and enthusiasm of the dive staff. Overall, this was a wonderful trip.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$113 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Papua New GuineaPapua RegionAlotau
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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