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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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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
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
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Ocean 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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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
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Paula R wrote a review Sep 2019
Vleuten, The Netherlands74 contributions22 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
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Getaway590788 wrote a review Sep 2019
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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
declanm110 wrote a review Sep 2019
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
I visited Tawali with friends for a diving snorkelling trip. This place is simply amazing. I have never felt so far away from my day to day working life. I arrived at about 1 pm. Did my first snorkel at 3 pm and then a night dive at 6. Next two days I did 3 snorkels per day. Wow it was heaven on earth . Bed room superb with great views and then great food and a good bar . Exactly the break I hoped for plays 100%.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Cheryl-Ann M wrote a review May 2019
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Had a great stay. Staff were great in particular penny, Gilbert and peter. Food was good and good chef. A lot of Tuna. But it is caught locally so very fresh. Not a lot of assortment of veg which I missed. Picnic and snorkling was a great outing as was visiting the waterfall. Beds were good. Tv wouldn't work for us but we had a lot of reading material and so tired it didn't matter. Wi fi available in lounge dining area. Management straff George and Nosaki were very welcoming. Have to say a special thanks to all staff who tried to find a national friend in Alotau we hadn't seen for 40 years. Archie our driver who in the end found her and to Nosaki who took us to her, went away for awhile and came back to get us. Thankyou very much all staff were great and
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Date of stay: May 2019
US$93 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Papua New GuineaPapua RegionAlotau
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