Tucked away, only accessible by boat, sits what may be Papua New Guinea's best kept scuba diving secret - Tawali Resort. Welcome to the exotic culture of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and to Tawali Resort. Located on a volcanic bluff overlooking the clear protected waters of Milne Bay, Tawali offers travelers a unique location to dive, relax and enjoy the unspoiled wonders of this magnificent part of the world.
Learn what it really means to step back in time where the worries of the world fade and the magic of nature unfolds.
The Tawali location was hard to beat and the staying was even better. Handmade, local styled lodging with picture perfect lookouts of the bay were only improved by a large pod of dolphins jumping each morning.
Tawali is located in a secluded area of Milne Bay amongst local fishing villages and accessible only by boat. Built on a limestone bluff eighty feet above the water, Tawali offers guests a private retreat in which to enjoy the wonders of PNG. Tawali was constructed by local craftsmen and you will find beautifully carved totems and woodwork in the spacious main lodge and throughout the resort.
Some of these works of art took two years to complete and are unique to the Milne Bay culture. Covered walkways connect guest bungalows, which are complete with private balconies overlooking Hoia Bay. The air-conditioned bungalows are spacious with two queen beds and rosewood interiors that include desks, closets and lounge areas. Each room has a personal safe and coffee making facilities. Bathrooms are modern, completely tiled and have solar heated water.
Since there never has been electricity in this remote location until Tawali was completed, all the woodwork from framing to finished wood floors was done completely with out the help of power tools. Every board that needed to be cut, every carving and most of the furniture was built on sight by hand. This project has been a great boost for the local workers. Villagers who had never before been able to have jobs were trained by more experienced carpenters so that when Tawali was completed they had new skills to help them get better paying jobs.