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Tawali Resort

3.0 of 5
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Alotau Milne Bay Province | Milne Bay, Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Tawali Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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114 reviews 114 reviews
65 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived with no idea what we would find - and not expecting much - the resort is remote and surrounded by jungle. Built out of timber in various stages of decay - nothing lasts more than 2 years - it is a constant job to keep ahead of the rot! Having said that the rooms are spacious and very... More 

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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Accessible only by plane, bus and boat trip your travel to resort sets the tone for Tawali...you are away from it all. On arriving you are treated by a pretty house reef and beautiful backdrop of rainforest . Resort is just only just visible tucked away in the trees. Staff are warm and genuinely interested in ensuring you are enjoying... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

After spending some time in the grim and dangerous Port Moresby, Milne Bay Province and especially Tawali were a striking contrast. Alotau is safe, the bus trip to the boat that takes you to Tawali is fascinating, and first impressions of Tawali itself were even better than I had expected. This place is truly an unspoiled paradise. The view from... More 

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Hallidays Point, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Paradise for divers and snorkelers but also a fantastic place to just chill out or involve yourself in the numerous other activities. Access is via a 50 min flight from Port Moresby to Alotau then 1 1/2 hour bus ride(resorts bus) around the bay and a 15 min boat ride to the resort. The drive is scenic through coastal villages.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place is secluded but definitely well worth the extra effort to get there. This was my first ever trip over to Tawali, and I will definitely be back. So many amazing dive sites to choose from and snorkelling right on the door step, plus numerous other activities for non-divers on offer that immerse you in the local culture. The... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Spectacular diving for a land-based destination. Tops my liveaboard trips in the Great Barrier Reef and Indonesia. Exceptional biodiversity of numerous dive sites. I managed 23 dives over the 10 day round trip; and night dives were also on offer. Extremely knowledgeable dive guides, selflessly and eager to point out camouflaged critters and miniature marine life on ever single dive.... More 

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Tawali R, Director of Sales at Tawali Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much to take the time to leave a review. We a delighted to hear that Tawali enabled you such a wonderful experience. We look forward to having you back one day. More 

New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This place is out there, but once you arrive it's well worth the effort required to get here. The Resort is secluded. It's an hour and a half drive from the airport and then a fifteen minute boat ride along the coast to the resort. For divers there is a full service dive shop for your rental needs. We only... More 

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Tawali R, Director of Sales at Tawali Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and we would love to have you back soon. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What a hidden gem! Some of the best diving and snorkeling I have ever done, right on the door step. The resort melts into the natural surroundings so well it feels like you are in your own jungle retreat. The staff are so friendly and make you feel so welcomed. Close by there is so much to explore and delve... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

On my first trip to PNG (to visit my daughter and her husband) they suggested we go somewhere interesting for a few days rather than spend all our time in Port Moresby. A few hours in Port Moresby soon showed this to be a very good idea. The trip to Tawali required a flight to Alotau in Milne Bay Province... More 

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Tawali R, Director of Sales at Tawali Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate all feedback. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Resort and had a chance to take up diving. We would love to have you back again so you can experience some of the dive sites that we have on offer. More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Before reading, bear in mind that this place is ISOLATED. You won't find marble sinks, or Mercedes Benz chauffeurs. The rooms (huts) are tucked on a hill in the bush overlooking pristine clear reef. The staff are excellent and helpful, and obviously well trained. We were picked up from Gurney airport in the resort bus, which is battered - but... More 

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Tawali R, Director of Sales at Tawali Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time and that our beautiful piece of paradise met your expectations. We look forward to having you back again some time. More 

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