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Tawali Resort

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Alotau Milne Bay Province | Milne Bay, Alotau, Papua New Guinea
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Abilene, Texas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got back from a week there. Great place ,great staff. Fantastic diving. Very Remote but that was nice. Had to take a bus then a boat to the resort. Did I say the diving was FANTASTIC. If not it was. very relaxing resort.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Wow – Tawali is a little piece of heaven right here on Earth. Stayed here for 5 nights and so wish it could have been longer. The property was beautiful. The bungalows were nestled amongst the trees overlooking the pristine water below. The staff was genuinely friendly and made us feel most welcome. The food was excellent; great mix of... More 

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I were all highly impressed with Tawali: service, cleanliness, quality of food, house reef... We didn't have any complaints other than complaining that we had to leave after only a week. The hotel staff were welcoming and helpful while the dive/trip staff were warm and knowledgeable. Our chalets were clean and comfy with a stunning view to... More 

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Thank salsticks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Predominately a diving resort which has amazing options of dive locations the real pleasure I had from this holiday was the relaxed atmosphere and the fantastic treatment we received from all the staff and management. There is nice shelf of reef directly in front of the resort which provides brilliant snorkeling and once I was wrinkled with the time in... More 

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Davis, California
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

2 couples stayed at Tawali to dive Milne Bay. Pluses first- absolutely world class diving both muck and reef. All members of the food chain well represented in the appropriate numbers. Dive crew and resort crew very courteous and kind. We did a village walk with Michael which was well worth the time on our day before flying. Beautiful area... 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 glad that you enjoyed your diving. We have taken all feedback on board and will be using it to enhance the stay of our future guests. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We spent about 10 days in PNG at Tawali and another resort. Tawali is in the most beautiful spot. Flight from Moresby, then bus and boat ride to get there. Nice and remote not developed at all if that's what you are looking for. If you are looking for 5 star luxury Tawali isn't it, but for the location it... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your kind words about our staff, and of course our amazing diving. We look forward to having you back soon. More 

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 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 January 8, 2016

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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CA
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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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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Address: Alotau Milne Bay Province | Milne Bay, Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Location: Papua New Guinea > Papua Region > Alotau
Price Range: $255 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tawali Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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