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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're looking for a remote resort with spectacular diving, but don't want to give up your creature comforts like air con, good food and a comfortable bed, this place is for you. Its a bit of a hike to get to after you arrive at Alotau, but that's part of the adventure and when you arrive at the well...

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This place was very mixed for me. The diving was absolutely fantastic. Easy diving, fantastic weather, saw too many things to list. The beds were way to hard. You are on an island so you are at their mercy for food. I think it is more of a sourcing issue than the chef. After the, at best mediocre food and...

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Thankfully nothing much seems to change too quickly in PNG. And that includes the 50min flight from Port Moresby (Jackson airport) to Alotau (Gurney airport), the 1.5hr bumpy bus ride to the coast, and the 20min speed boat ride to the resort. That's how Tawali has remained a secluded Paradise. We returned to Tawali after 2yrs, and this time I...

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2Thank Dr_Nikk1
Reviewed 2 December 2016

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 December 2016 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 15 November 2016 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 10 November 2016 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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Thank Julianne Z
Reviewed 7 November 2016 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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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 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 13 October 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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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 211, Papua New Guinea
Region: Papua New Guinea > Papua Region > Alotau
Price Range: $138 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tawali Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Rooms with a balcony view over the lagoon are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles titan34, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 1-8 seem to have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles ThipaiahKerehaklu, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms I saw had Great view and nice Balconies. no noise problems.”
 of 5 bubbles markoU4519PP, 8 Jul 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, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have a great view but can be vulnerable to intruders”
 of 5 bubbles joyac2015, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
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