OFF-THE-GRID-AWESOMENESS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
"Drums and a low, rhythmic chant rise from the jungle dark. Men in elaborate bamboo masks and cloaks of leaves circle a roaring bonfire. For more than two hours, we watch as the Duk-Duk fire dancers from the Baining tribe of Papua New Guinea whirl into a frenzied state, dashing through the blaze and kicking sparks into the sky.
It’s one of the many otherworldly delights that await in this remote South Pacific nation, one of the world’s most culturally intact and ecologically diverse spots.
Delights that attracted upwards of 5,000 Americans in 2013 — up roughly 45 percent since 2011."
MONDAY JULY 14 2014, NEW YORK POST, NYPOST.COM
PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE MAGIC OF MILNE BAY
"As one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world and without the usual modern tourism development one would expect to find on a tropical island holiday destination, Papua New Guinea offers an exhilarating and authentic experience, which is exactly why more travellers are compelled to experience this unique region.
Last year, Papua New Guinea welcomed 41,343 international holidaymakers, with cruise liners taking a particular interest in the region lately with both P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises recently adding it to their itineraries.
Located in the tropics, south of the Equator and 160 kilometers north of Australia, Papua New Guinea enjoys a warm to hot and humid climate throughout the year. Although the weather can be unpredictable as is usually the case in the tropics, the wet season is generally from May to October and the dry season November to April."
WEDNESDAY JUNE 30 2014, AUSTRALIA.ETBNEWS.COM
PNG'S UNDERWATER WONDERLAND
LIKE the dive instructor, You may never want to leave this pristine resort, writes David May
"Drawing in compressed air, blowing bubbles at pretty fish and keeping a wary eye on Yuka, I not only survived my first scuba dive, I was also completely hooked. Yuka Akahoshi is a young Japanese scuba fan who turned up in March 2013 for a dive holiday at Tawali Leisure and Dive Resort at Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea. She’s still there. Now the resort’s dive instructor, Yuka spends half her day under water in charge of Tawali’s dive program which includes boat trips to more than a dozen first-class dive sites and courses for beginners in a truly magical place. At the south-eastern tip of Papua New Guinea, Milne Bay is one of the country’s remotest, loveliest and safest regions where the Owen Stanley Range sweeps down to the sea, where unhurried village life has changed little in centuries and where the clear, clean waters are a pristine storehouse of marine biodiversity..."
THURSDAY MAY 8 2014, DAILYTELEGRAPH.COM.AU
TAWALI LEISURE AND DIVE RESORT
" When referring to Tawali Resort in the beautiful and remote area of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, its hard to find words other than "tranquility" or "paradise" to describe it.
Tucked away inside the lush green rainforest of a volcanic bluff, the stunning resort lodge offers a hint of its existence with its beautiful wooden deck peeking out from the mountain side it is nestled in and overlooking the vast stretch of azure waters before it.
In a land so exotic, mysterious and wild, some say Tawali Resort is Papua New Guinea's best secret, where local culture and the beauty of rugged nature meets great quality service, comfortable space to relax in and an abundance of adventure waiting to be discovered. "
MONDAY MARCH 17 2014, AUSTRALIA.ETBNEWS.COM