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].
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…
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.
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.
I went to Tawali just to dive and was a great experience. I did 2 dives and were both great. Good material and great staff. However, they overcharge you for for 5 minutes of small boat to reach Tawali and the food (buffet type) was very poor quality and expanaive. If you go just for diving, rent a small boat by yourself to reach there, and don't stay to have lunch, it's not worth it.