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Tawali Resort

3.5 of 5
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Alotau Milne Bay Province | Milne Bay, Alotau, Papua New Guinea
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was fortunate enough to visit Tawali with 5 of my colleagues organised by our Tours Dept for a familiarization trip as we work for the national airline Air Niugini. All I can say it that its the closest thing to paradise. It opened my eyes that there a some beautiful places in my own home PNG. The staff and... More 

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

Hi Elizabeth Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased that you found your familiarisation so rewarding. More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancé and i planed to stay in Tawali for 9 days, but after 3 days we decided to extend our stay for an extra few days !!! It is one of the most peaceful and most beautiful place we ever stayed at!! The resort itself is clean, spacious and surrounded by amazing corals and fishes. Literally walk out of... More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

As resorts go it is paradise! the view is wonderful, the cooks and guides are great BUT there is a sheer lack of security. We planned to be there for a week, but on November 26th, at noon, the resort was held up by 10 armed gunmen, with homemade guns,two of them escaped prisoners from the Alotau jail one pointing... More 

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

Thank you for taking to the time to comment. Our sincerest apologies that you were present during this incident. It was a huge shock to all involved. For those guests who chose to relocated for the remainder of their stay the Resort Owners' representative immediately flew up to meet with those guests and discuss any concerns they may have. He... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We travel a lot, and this place impressed us on in a way that no other places have done before. Tawali and its sorroundings touch us by heart! The diving is amazing. Very colorful and pristine. I did one of the dive sites three times because it was so beautiful! And their local dive master is very good finding all... 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 so glad that you made the long journey to Papua New Guinea. We realise that it is a very long trip for people travelling from the northern hemisphere, but if you can make it we believe that it is worth effort (but we are biased). We look forward... More 

TX, USA
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46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Getting to PNG is not an easy nor inexpensive task, so the rewards and destination accommodations should be worth the effort. And Tawali was high on my dream list destinations since I first heard of this dive resort about six years ago. But sadly my “once in a lifetime” visit was flawed in many ways. We came as a couple... 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 comment. All feedback is graciously received to make the most of any opportunity where we can improve. The Manager in place is there with the support of the Board of Directors to help keep the Resort moving forward in a positive direction. We will be taking the time to assess where... More 

North Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I am the Wildlife Man as seen on Discovery Channel, I have just returned from Tawali and dived the 2000 feet coral walls, incredible 50-80 metre viz Pristine corals and fantastic resort. Awsome place.

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

Thank you so much for choosing Tawali Resort. We enjoyed having you at the Resort and I know that the guests enjoyed all your amazing stories. We look forward to having you back. More 

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

From the moment we arrived at Gurney air port we were greeted by the warm smile of Archie. After an hour and 20 minutes driving and a 15 mintue scenic boat ride we arrived at this hidden paradise called Tawali to more warm smiles and a glass each of kulau (cocnut juice). So far we have been to the skull... 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 so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Tawali Resort and the beautiful Milne Bay. We look forward to having you back. More 

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

My little family and I decided to take a weekend holiday and chose Tawali. We like a bit of adventure and decided this was our place to travel to. We have no regrets coming to Tawali as it allowed us to bond in paradise. We had the Nenehune Suite which was huge for three people. The staff were very friendly... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

we were on a cruise and booked this day trip easily over the internet Bit of a trip to road trip to get to but you get to see the country side. . snorkelling from the boat was amazing around the point with big drop offs and lots of fish, we saw a turtle and a small reef shark. then... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the effort you made to come and visit us for day. We are glad that you had a great time snorkelling on our house reef. Hopefully you will come back and stay with us one day ;) More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

After years of nagging by friends I finally took a group to Tawali. What a surprise, great big rooms and friendly staff.The macro diving was very good, the Guides exceptionally talented at finding the smallest pygmy seahorses around.Look out into the blue, I saw Mobulas, Mantas and Sharks - Hammerheads and Whalers. Be prepared to get fit! The dive shop... More 

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

It was an absolute pleasure having your group at the Resort. We agree with you, our dive guides are amazing. It is great to hear that you were able to experience such a wide variety of marine species on your dive. We look forward to having you back one day. More 

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