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Tawali Resort

About Tawali Resort

Tawali Resort overlooks Milne Bay on the southeastern edge of the main island in Papua New Guinea. The extremely secluded scuba diving resort has 22 air conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. Moreover, a covered walkway guides you to the main reception and dining area. Private balconies overlook the bay. Enjoy our two articles on Papua New Guinea: Diving At The Edge of The World. Part One and Part Two.

Tawali Resort Diving.

There are over 60 scuba diving sites in the surrounding waters. Some popular dives site include: Dinah's Reef for frogfish, and Wahoo Point for hammerheads. So, you'll experience wall dives, pinnacles, and bommies “reefs”. For wrecks they have the P38 Lightning and the B17 "Blackjack" Bomber. The house reef is an excellent muck dive. At Tawali Resort in the evening the mandarin fish begin their courting rituals. Followed by night when the reef becomes a new stage for creatures with different behaviors such as the mimic octopus, lobsters, crabs, and inquisitive sharks. They have a couple of boats that they use, and this is also the homeport of the MV Spirit of Niugini. The dive shop is located next to the service jetty.

Attractions and activities

Meals are served buffet style in the main dining area. At Tawali Resort you can swim in the pool, go kayaking, do a rain forest hike, or go fishing. You can also do the popular skull cave and waterfall hike or visit the DEi Dei hot springs or picnic and snorkel around Boi Boi Waga Island. With over 730 species of birds, and 41 species of bird of paradise, it's a birding wonderland. Up for a coastal village walk? How about learning traditional cooking, basket weaving, face painting, or dance? Before leaving Tawali Resort, just bring some Kina (local currency) because the locals make fantastic handmade gifts and souvenirs. So for this remote wilderness, leave the fancy jewelry at home, and try something a little more local or traditional.
Above all, the closest airport is Alotau Airport, which you can reach from Port Moresby, then take a 90 minute bus ride, and finally a boat ride the last 15 minutes to reach the resort. It's best to do it all in a same day transfer.

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