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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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RIC_Switzerland wrote a review Dec 2019
Lucerne, Switzerland128 contributions77 helpful votes
If you are looking for great diving, untouched reefs, friendly local people and options of several land tours Tawali is your place to go. We have been diving several interesting places all over our planet. Tawali offers beautiful coral reef with incredibly lot to see. You will mainly find small stuff, so get your macro lens ready. Our last dive at Tawali (Luvadi Beach – Muck) offered us a huge number of extraordinary species, which in average you will see in a week of diving, just outstanding. Which house reef offers Mandarin fish and of course much more. Diving is relaxed, not industrial, the dive guides are really taking care of you and are pointing to all the interesting stuff, without being pushy. I personally recommend a night dive with the dive master Nozaki, start with
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Date of stay: November 2019
3 Helpful votes
Albertine wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Enjoyed the peaceful environment. Was met at the main wharf by the Resort Manager and a staff who assisted us to the resort's reception where we were given drinks and given a visual tour of the resort. The room was spacious with very comfortable beds. The views of the reef around the resort are just magnificent! I could look at that view all day! Tried out the pool although it would need more TLC cleaning-wise. However, would love to visit Tawali Resort again to go on hikes and cave visits.
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Date of stay: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
Michelle H wrote a review Oct 2019
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea37 contributions24 helpful votes
Tawali Resort is stunning! A group of fifteen of us were there for a long weekend with several kids 4yo - 12yo, young adults, and older adults, and everyone was engaged the whole time with interesting things to see and do such as swimming in the pool or in the sea, snorkelling, going on a hike, playing board games, visiting a waterfall and skull cave, picnicing on an island, fishing, watching traditional dancers.. such an interesting place to stay, and we all had a fantastic time! The food was absolutely sensational, and the staff were wonderful. The rooms are very big and spacious. I found my mattress a bit hard and uncomfortable but no-one else had that problem. Airport pick up and drop off were efficient and the drive both ways was comfortable. Highly recommended. I would
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Date of stay: July 2019
2 Helpful votes
Paula R wrote a review Sep 2019
Somerset West, South Africa78 contributions43 helpful votes
Very Nice resort with great snorkeling right in front of the swimming pool, the tour to the coral garden is amazing! Skull caves were very interesting, restaurant serves very good food, Nice clean rooms with good bedding, and all the necessary things. The road from the airport is brand new so a easy drive to the resort! And at least very friendly people!! The only thing I would recommend is to book thruh booking.com, room with full board, I paid way to much! If you book only the room , you have to pay for the food and that’s really too expensive!
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Date of stay: September 2019
3 Helpful votes
Getaway590788 wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Superb location (but takes awhile to get there) Excellent diving, although staff seemed unfamiliar with some of the sites and so not all turned out perfectly. Lots of excellent diving very close to resort. Marvelous cultural experiences and easy walk to local village Accommodations very good
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Date of stay: October 2018
2 Helpful votes
US$93 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Papua New GuineaPapua RegionAlotau
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