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Reviewed 28 December 2020

We were looking for a Christmas break away from Port Moresby and found it at Tawali! Alotau (Gurney) is a short flight from POM, and were met by the bus for a 90 minute shuttle to a small dock where the Tawali boat was waiting to take us to the resort 15 minutes away. Lunch on arrival, shown to our room then were snorkelling on the (excellent) house reef by 2pm!
We were there for 3 days - saw the skull caves and nearby waterfall, went on a day trip to a nearby island, another snorkelling morning - had a great time! Food was also plentiful and tasty and all staff warm and welcoming. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: December 2020
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1  Thank Philip T
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Reviewed 26 January 2020

We traveled here with a young family in October and it was amazing. From the moment you get off the boat the warm welcome and friendly staff just make it special. A huge thank you to Nozaki who was so helpful in assisting with our booking and ensured everything was in order for our perfect holiday. She even checked and alerted us that the special airfares were still available on a number of occasions. Traveling with young kids the staff were exceptionally thoughtful and offered for our dinner to be served earlier than the standard 7pm start. This was such a thoughtful gesture and never have we ever had such a attention and special treatment in the world. The food was great and a very big variety with 2 of us being vegetarians chef Benson did an outstanding job and there was plenty to eat and a very good variety. Outstanding fresh seafood every day. Snorkeling off the beach was great as well as the kayaks. Definitely do the skull cave day trip and remember to bring along some toys and clothes for the village kids as they are really friendly and it's pretty remote there. Definitely a highlight of our PNG experience and highly recommend Tawali for the most unforgettable stay. Lovely resort, untouched remote pristine location and amazing staff.

Room tip: If you're going to have one PNG beach or island holiday Tawali should be the place!
Date of stay: October 2019
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2  Thank Jay K
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Reviewed 9 December 2019

Tawali Resort :Love this place such a beautiful place for a perfect getaway . If you want some were quite this is for you .Beautiful reef system for dive and snorkel ,so natural and peaceful environment .

Date of stay: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 December 2019

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 the Mandarin Fish and keep on going for almost 90 Minutes. Or Alberto, who really tries to find all sea horses, nude branches, hairy ghost pipe fish, squid and leaf fish to mention only some. Looking into the blue you will see some sharks, turtles and several napoleon.
Finally, I like to say, we really enjoyed our one week stay. Everybody was taking care of us, we definitely got spoiled. Our great thanks to the whole Tawali team.

Date of stay: November 2019
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3  Thank RIC-Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 November 2019

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.

Room tip: Rooms on the south side have the best views
Date of stay: November 2019
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