Tawali Dining Room - copyright PNG Holidays

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.

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

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.

24 Hour police presence | Dive centre with PADI instructors and guides | Private bus and boat transfers | Conference centre | Restaurant and bar | Open air deck with sweeping views of the house reef and islands| Complimentary Wi-Fi in main area | 25 metre swimming pool | Kayaks, snorkel equipment on site

All rooms include: Ensuite shower room | Tea/coffee facilities| bar fridge | Air conditioning | Satellite TV | desk and chair | balcony | Lounge and kitchen in 1 and 2 bedroom villas

Swimming | snorkelling | scuba diving | bird watching | hiking | waterfall tour | skull caves | island picnics | basket weaving | canoe making | fishing | traditional cooking

At the tip of East Cape on the northern coast of mainland PNG, around 2 hours by road and sea from Alotau airport.

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Tawali Brochure
Tawali Diving Specials

Nightly AUD rates per person:
Standard – Single $300 – Double/Twin $230
Deluxe – $350 – Double/Twin $275
Airport transfers – return $115 – one way $60
Room rates include all meals plus tea/coffee

Dive AUD rates per person:
2 dives per day $245 – 3 dives per day $320
Dive rates include boat dives, tanks, weights, air, snacks and towels on board, fuel surcharges
Environment & Safety Fee $14 per diver per day.




AU$5800 per person

Includes all meals, tea/coffee, food on dive boat, tank, weights, air and snacks, return airport transfers, E&S Fees and fuel surcharges. Nitrox, gear hire and night dives are additional

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AU3000 per person

Includes all meals, tea/coffee, food on dive boat, 15 boat dives, tank, weights, air and snacks, return airport transfers, E&S Fees and fuel surcharges. Nitrox, gear hire and night dives are additional.

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Includes standard accommodation with forest view, all meals and return airport transfers.
Deluxe package AU$1950 per person, twin share

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