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2019 rates

Overlooking the bay of reef-fringed, deep blue water, and framed by stands of tall tropical trees and the occasional fruit tree, is an outdoor setting that begs to be used to read, sip afternoon pre-dinner drinks or watch the resident pod of dolphins that seem to visit the bay every day.

Just 90 minutes from Gurney airport, your journey to this resort paradise takes you through Alotau and down to the southern tip of the PNG mainland, before crossing to the north coast where your final part of the adventure will be by speed boat.

Covered walkways link the main reception and dining areas with the rooms themselves, which are huge. Two Queen size beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, minibar, fridge, safe, satellite TV channels, a well-appointed modern bathroom, and what may be the ultimate private balcony. There is also a family bungalow and on the waterfront, a huge villa that sleeps up to 8 people.

Papua New Guinea is very diverse in its cuisine, from fresh barramundi cod cooked in a wrapping of banana leaves, boiled and roasted chestnuts and fresh fruit that would make any mouth water. Great care has been taken to make sure that the food is abundant and good. Local villagers have been taught the art of bread making and food presentation by several visiting chefs.

Our new chefs have been able to bring their own unique list of ingredients and recipes to the table at Tawali. Local farmers raise the fruits and vegetables served at Tawali and we take great pride in the freshness and variety of the foods we serve. Breads are fresh made as well as desserts and snacks and beverages are easily available.

Besides the beautiful main dining room guests are able to dine outside on the verandah overlooking the rainforest. The dining room features 18 foot carved totems, beautiful hand-crafted wood details and a spectacular wall containing a collection of rare bottles found on dives in Samarai Bay.

Three buffet style meals are served daily. Snacks, juices, coffee and tea throughout the day are included. 

Alchoholic and soft beverages are available for purchase at the Tawali bar. There is a small selection of Australian wines and basic spirits as well of a plentiful supply of the local 'SP' beer. There is now a large swimming pool along the waterfront and snorkelling equipment and kayaks are available for guests' use on and around the house reef.

We can arrange non-diving tours for you, which include the ancestral skull caves, waterfall and swimming hole tour, Raggiana Bird Of Paradise hike, and the uninhabited island snorkel, swim and picnic day trip.


  3 nights from $610 
  5 nights from $950
  7 nights from $1295
10 nights from $1795
14 nights from $2495

per person, twin share; Other accommodation, single room use, dive packages and flights can be arranged for you.


  • standard room accommodation
  • return airport transfers
  • 3 buffet meals per day
  • tea,coffee, juice, water
  • complimentary snorkelling on house reef
  • complimentary use of kayaks around the resort area

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Prices are quoted in AUD and are valid for 2019 BUT are subject to change without notice due to currency variations and increases in taxes. They cannot be guaranteed until paid in full. A $300 per person, non refundable deposit is due at the time of booking with the balance due no later that 60 days prior to departure. International bank transfer or credit card fees are not included in the above rates and be added at the time of quoting. Bookings made within 30 days must be paid in full. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here.