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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 2 days ago
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    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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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

It's a bit of a trek to get there, but totally worth it. Staff are all so willing to help in every way. All gear is carried, loaded and put together by the friendly and capable dive crew. The dive boat is large and comfortable. Although for much of the time there were only 4 divers, the large boat was... More 

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Tawali R, Guest Relations Manager at Tawali Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and we looking forward to having you back again some day. More 

Thailandd
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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Stayed for 6 days to go diving. Staff incredibly helpful and friendly, from receptionists to dive masters. Resort was more 'up-scale' than I expected with large clean comfortable rooms and hot water. Food was good, just too much of it! Despite there only being a few divers (I was the only one on one day!), the larger dive boat was... More 

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Tawali R, Guest Relations Manager at Tawali Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort. I am glad that our "underwater" friends treated you to an amazing experience. We looking forward to having you back one day. More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Tawali R, Guest Relations Manager at Tawali Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time write a review. We appreciate your feedback of the Resort and the surrounding area. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience and look for you having you return one day soon. More 

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Tawali R, Guest Relations Manager at Tawali Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the recommendation. We are glad that you had a relaxing time and looking forward to you returning one day. More 

Adelaide
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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Tawali R, Guest Relations Manager at Tawali Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate the feedback that you have and we endeavour to improve on the areas that you have mentioned. Hopefully we will see you again soon. More 

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Address: Alotau Milne Bay Province | Milne Bay, Alotau, Papua New Guinea
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Location: Papua New Guinea > Papua Region > Alotau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tawali Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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