US$1521 - US$5759 for 4 night to 2 week dive packages


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The first land based resort to provide access to Milne Bay's astonishing variety of dive experiences. If you love barefoot luxury in frontier locations, Tawali is for you!


Luxury dive and adventure resort set on a cliff top in Milne Bay at the far easter tip of Papua New Guinea. Tawali Leisure & Dive Resort was the first land based resort in the area offering access to the world class dive sites that previously could only be accessed by live aboard boat. Features premium villas built out of native materials and a host of activities from diving and snorkelling to some fascinating nature and culture excursions


The resorts villas are built out of local materials and all were constructed by local people using techniques handed own over generations. Wood is the predominant material and there are carved artworks everywhere. Villas feature comfy double or twin beds, satellite TV and fully equipped bathrooms. Other amenities include swimming pool, restaurant serving a mix of local and international dishes, dive centre and even a private beach. 


The diving here competes with the very best places in the world – Milne Bay’s coral reefs are incredibly varied and have evolved over millennia. They attract a wide variety of creatures including big pelagic species like hammerheads and manta rays. There are scores of dive sites within easy reach of the resort, plus the house reef which is great for both snorkelling and diving. Non divers can enjoy a host of activities and excursions – learn how to bake in a tradition hot stone oven, or to build a native canoe or try some trekking and birdwatching in the surrounding rainforest.


Tawali was built entirely from local materials, without the use of power tools and only local people were employed in the construction. All sewage is fully treated and brown water is used to feed the gardens. The resort has installed permanent buoys and fishing structures that provide local communities with a ready source of fish, so they don’t overexploit reefs. Additional mooring buoys have been set up at the most popular dive sites. 

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