from: $985*


Tawali Resort 2017

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 post-dive drinks or watch the resident pod of dolphins that seem to visit the bay every day.

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, a well-appointed modern bathroom, and what may be the ultimate private balcony.

The resort has recently undergone major surgery, with the renovated rooms now offering satellite TV and new air conditioners, with wi-fi internet in the reception and dining areas. In early 2010, the swimming pool and bar area will be completed.

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.


  3 nights from $985 
  5 nights from $1720
  7 nights from $2460
10 nights from $3568
14 nights from $5040

per person, twin share; Other accommodation, single room use, non-dive packages and flights are available upon request.


  • Standard en-suite room accommodation;
  • 3 meals daily;
  • Up to 3 boat dives per day (divers only);
  • Lunch and snacks on dive boat (divers only);
  • Reef and chamber fees (divers only);
  • Weights, tank and air (divers only);
  • Tea, coffee; Juice with meals;
  • Fuel surcharges;
  • Return airport transfers.


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Terms & Conditions

Prices are quoted in AUD and are valid for 2017 BUT are subject to change without notice due to currency variations and increases in taxes. They cannot be guaranteed until paid in full. A 25% deposit is required at time of booking, with the balance due no later than 90 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 60 days must be paid in full. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here. Travel insurance is mandatory.