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Tawali Resort

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Alotau Milne Bay Province | Milne Bay, Alotau, Papua New Guinea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014
Ron B La Crosse, Wisconsin
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Tawali is truly a special place. It is a diving destination but is also a unique cultural experience. The critters were special and the people were great. It gave me a wonderful appreciation for the people of that part of the world. The visit to tawali will be remembered for the rest of my life. If you are looking plush... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Stayed there in Jan 2014. Welcoming and accommodating staff and very comfortable clean rooms. The meals were excellent. Diving was fantastic with a very experienced dive crew and a large dive boat was available which was comfortable, well equipped and easy to dive from.. The dive boat was anchored which required one to swim against currents on a few dives... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

My wife and I spent 10 days at the resort over Christmas and new year 2013 and really enjoyed the setting and the diving. The resort The resort complex is perched up on a hill with beautiful views out over the bay and the coral reefs below. A charm of the resort is that it is quiet hidden in the... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great spot, snorkelled and paddled with a pod of 20+ dolphins some jumping out of the water, spinning then diving back in. Just a wonderful experience, friendly unobtrusive staff always willing to help. Thanks to all at Tawali for a great break for me and my family.

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28 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Had a wonderful time at this resort. Everyone was helpful and friendly, food fabulous, spacious rooms. Excursions were great including a great walk to waterfall with refreshing swim. Boat staff were very friendly. We're not divers and there was still plenty to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We were two friends (ladies in 30's) who came to png for a two week holiday. We spent 6 nights at Tawali. We would like to thank the staff for a wonderful stay, everyone went out of their way to welcome us and provide us with interesting activities every day. The location is stunning and the transfer from Alotau was... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We (2 ladies mid 50's) had 7 nights at Tawali in Mar13. Our stay at Tawali exceeded all expectations. It's remote location makes it very special - the road from Alotau had recently been graded - so the road and boat trip to get to the resort was 1 hr 45 mins. This journey is part of the holiday as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This has to be one of the most isolated resorts that we have visited, and what a pleasure it was, the rooms were of a very good quality, still not 4 star but clean and sort of modern, air-conditioned with beautiful views. The resort building was spotless and dinner on the deck overlooking the water very romantic. The resort has... More

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I don't have anything to add to the previous reviews-this was an all around positive experience. Best snorkeling I've ever done and I was pleased with all the pictures I was able to take with my new underwater camera. At 6AM on Saturday morning my partner and I were out in kayaks and happened upon a pod of about 14... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

It is quite a journey to get there but wow. Early morning snorkelling with the dolphins, the best reef scuba diving I've done ever and watching whales breach in the afternoon. Bloody amazing weekend. Highly recommended.

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Tawali Hotel
Address: Alotau Milne Bay Province | Milne Bay, Alotau, Papua New Guinea
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Location: Papua New Guinea > Papua Region > Alotau
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Alotau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tawali Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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