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Tawali Resort

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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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Alotau Milne Bay Province Milne Bay, Alotau 211 Papua New Guinea
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Gurney Airport48 km
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The rooms are very basic and old fashioned. The exterior is very serene and lovely but don’t get room 21 or 22 ! Bright lights outside and the floor rocks! There were electrical switches in bathrooms that definitely shouldn’t be touched. The food comes as a one price buffet.
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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,
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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Yes, Tawali is primarily for Scuba diving. Generally doing 3 boat dives a day. There is availability for diving on the house reef and extra boat dives can be arranged.
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Internet connection can be slow or non-existent. Meals are buffet, not a la carte with a couple of choices. Food is pretty good. There's nowhere else to eat, so definitely worth booking! Don't remember how much we paid for trips, but they were great - bird-watching our favourite.
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Not sure exactly but probably around 10+ units. A wonderful remote paradise that is highly recommended.
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Negatory. There's a really expensive laundry service - you could just about buy a new pair of undies for 4 kina! We hand washed in the bathroom and hung our washing on the veranda. No big deal.
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Do the rooms have aircon?
H there Yes, all our rooms are air conditioned.
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"Rooms away from the restaurant"
"Have a look at what alternatives are available before selecting your room. Especially check for hot water."
"If you do not dive, don't bother going as they really dont care about non divers or the trips for them."
"The lower the number the closer it is to the eating areas."
"We enjoyed room 14. Why? We like to be a bit further away from the main buildings. It was quiet and had a wonderful open view of the lagoon."
US$115 - US$136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Papua New GuineaPapua RegionAlotau
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