Tawali Dive Resort
Built upon a limestone bluff eighty feet above the sea level, Tawali Dive Resort offers a private retreat from which guests can explore the delights of the area. Its secluded location in Milne Bay is accessible only by boat, and surrounded by local fishing villages. The resort was constructed by local craftsmen, meaning that beautifully carved totems and other woodwork can be found throughout. These artefacts represent the Milne Bay Culture, and also act as a reminder of the jobs provided by the resort and its contribution to local communities. The carpentry skills acquired by locals working on the project have given them better qualifications and the ability to take on higher paid jobs in the future.
The resort is a perfect base from which to explore the marine delights of the Milne Bay area. The visibility at most of the dive sites becomes optimal during the wet season, from June through to August, and remains good to excellent all the way through to late October. Water temperatures vary from around 30 degrees Celsius in the summer down to about 25 degrees Celsius in the winter. With 63 dive sites available, there is a vast selection of scuba diving, muck diving and wrecks to explore, with the country’s amazing marine biodiversity making each site fascinating in its own way.
Individual bungalow rooms are connected by covered walkways, and each has a private balcony overlooking Hoia Bay. The rooms each have two queen beds, making them suitable for couples or families. Modern ensuite bathrooms rely upon solar heated water.
Rooms have two queen beds, rosewood interiors, desks, closets, lounge areas, safe, coffee faciliti4es and ensuite bathrooms. There is a pool and main building area with restaurant, bar and outdoor dining area.
Many different diving excursions are available, as well as other activities including snorkelling, hikes, birdwatching, village walks, traditional cooking demonstrations, fishing, cultural shows and visiting the nearby waterfall or Dei Dei hot spring.
Diving is difficult and may be unavailable in February, as winds create rough seas making it hard to manage the dive boats.
If you have any questions regarding our Papua New Guinea tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
It is difficult to comprehend that the holiday is over. PNG is a special, amazing place where you still feel like a traveller/explorer, not a tourist. The images of the extremely varied birds, culture, people and scenery will remain with me always. Thank you for arranging it!
About 90 percent of the tour was wonderful. Reggiana’s Bird of Paradise displaying on the first afternoon, awesome! Food was superb throughout (a first for Shirley and I!). Logistics were essentially smooth and punctual. Regarding the lodges Raintree Lodge served it’s purpose, a comfortable base. Rondon was contemporary and well appointed (lovely rooms). Kumul was, as expected, rudimentary but an experience enhanced by THAT BIRD FEEDING STATION!). I was literary just two metres away from a Bird of Paradise! Wailindi was relaxing and very efficient. Everywhere the people were so affable and welcoming!! Incomprehensible levels of diversity regarding the culture, remarkable.