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Tawali Resort

Alotau Milne Bay Province Milne Bay, Alotau 211 Papua New Guinea
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#1 of 2 hotels in Alotau
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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Property amenities
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Banquet room
24-hour security
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Water sport equipment rentals
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Japanese


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Alotau Milne Bay Province Milne Bay, Alotau 211 Papua New Guinea
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Jeffrey R wrote a review May 2018
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia37 contributions8 helpful votes
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
1 Helpful vote
Alan Gelder wrote a review Mar 2018
Adamstown, Australia226 contributions194 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, Australia110 contributions87 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
1 Helpful vote
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
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
1 Helpful vote
US$93 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Papua New GuineaPapua RegionAlotau
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