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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent several days here before and after a dive trip on their Spirit of Niugini. Whilst the SoN is an older boat, the crew were excellent and very attentive; more importantly the diving was absolutely first rate. Having dived all around the world, I think the biodiversity and health of the reef (& muck dives) in Milne Bay is...

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grafton, nsw, australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not stay here but just did a day trip from a cruise ship. It's a lot of travel from Alotau wharf via mini bus and dive boat to get here but certainly worth it. We snorkelled at Tawali Resort before having lunch. Lunch was great and staff were so friendly. We then did a visit to the skull...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a day trip to tawali from alotau to do some diving. This place is stunning. It's literally paradise. The staff were incredibly friendly and accomodating. Unfortunately there was a mix up with the amount of dives we had booked and we ended up not doing our second dive that we had paid for. We were refunded $ for...

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Durham, NC, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the resort for divers and non-.divers. It's a quite and pleasant place with beautiful spacious rooms that have balconies overlooking the lush landscape and the beautiful waters of Papua New Guinea's famous Milne Bay. The staff is very accommodating. They washed my clothes and help me with every aspect including preparing my dive equipment making sure I was...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed here many times and love it. A beautiful paradise set on the beach. You can lie in bed and hear the sea lapping or sit out on the deck and watch the sun go down. Great helpful staff and very good rooms.

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Thank Sue A
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 12, 2016

stayed 4 nights here and couldn't wished for more. its a bit of travel to arrive at the resort but it is so worth it. the house reef 300m from your room is brilliant for snorkelling. did 3 days of diving, all incredible, yoshi and albert both so helpful and good at finding critters for you. the accomodation isn't 5...

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Lennox Head
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Tawali isn't just off the beaten track - it's off every track! Access is only by boat. It's only a 15 minute ferry to a kind of roadhead, and all the excursions are by boat - so you really can imagine you're off the map. We stayed 4 nights as non-divers in a family room - my only criticism is...

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Mooloolaba, Australia
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Arriving into Tawali is an adventure in itself, a flight from Port Moresby to Alotau, a bus ride & then a boat! It's exciting from the moment you arrive & totally worth the trek! Stunning location with an bustling reef right on the doorstep. So many dive sites it's amazing! A macro divers heaven, with pigmy seahorses, ghost fish and...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed October 1, 2016

My girlfriend and I spent 6 days at Tawali and loved every minute of it! Right from the transfer from the airport, we were looked after absolutely brilliantly. The location is stunning, tucked away in a picturesque bay it offers some truly magnificent views from the rooms as well as the common areas. The rooms are spacious and very well...

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Diving: 10 dives here, 3 Lawadi and other sites. Dive guide found Cyerce Nigra Nudi for me! Bravo! I took very good macro and wide angle photos. Very satisfied. But the night dive at house reef seemed not very exciting. Meals: The stir potatoes with beef in the first day when I arrived was my favorite. Also other seafood are...

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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 

Additional Information about Tawali Resort

Address: Alotau Milne Bay Province | Milne Bay, Alotau 211, Papua New Guinea
Location: Papua New Guinea > Papua Region > Alotau
Price Range: $172 - $236 (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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“Rooms 1-8 seem to have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles ThipaiahKerehaklu, Oct 1, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms I saw had Great view and nice Balconies. no noise problems.”
 of 5 bubbles markoU4519PP, Jul 8, 2016 | Read review
“Basically pay for what you get. If you pay a standard rate, you get a standard room but even as this goes it is pretty good!”
 of 5 bubbles davidmT3372II, May 5, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have a great view but can be vulnerable to intruders”
 of 5 bubbles joyac2015, Jan 3, 2016 | Read review
“Contact Tawali , you can choose your price options”
 of 5 bubbles E4724JUdavid, Dec 15, 2015 | Read review
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