Tawali Resort

4.0 star property
Alotau beach resort with outdoor pool, restaurant

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Tawali Resort

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Front of property
Aerial view
Standard Double Room
Daily buffet breakfast (PGK 55 per person)
Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Tawali Resort

9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
Maramathana Biwa Ward, Alotau, Milne Bay Province
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Meeting rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
Feel at home
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

Standard Double Room

  • 30 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Sea View

  • 40 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Double Beds

Family Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Sea View

  • 160 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed, 2 Double Beds and 2 Single Beds

Standard Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Alotau (GUR-Gurney) - 29.7 miles/47.8 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Tawali Resort

Tawali Resort offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for PGK 242.00 per person return. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upmarket resort include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden.


English, Filipino, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 units


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free secured on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately PGK 55 for adults and PGK 27.50 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of PGK 242.00 per person (return)
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 10 costs PGK 121 (return)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Tawali Resort Milne Bay
Tawali Resort
Tawali Milne Bay
Tawali Resort Resort
Tawali Resort Alotau
Tawali Alotau
Tawali Resort Alotau
Tawali Resort Resort Alotau

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Tawali Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Tawali Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Tawali Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Tawali Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Tawali Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is PGK 242.00 per person return.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Tawali Resort?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Tawali Resort and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba-diving. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Tawali Resort?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers local and international cuisine.
Does Tawali Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Tawali Resort like?
Tawali Resort is located on the waterfront. Popular attractions include Alotau Beach, which is 57 minutes away by car.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. Resort was excellent and Milne Bay is a stunning area to explore.
Judith, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The Diving was excellent. Well run dive operation.
5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing spot
Great location.
Jared, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

The location of the resort is in an absolute paradise. Very beautiful, very tranquil. There are a lot of amazing activities to do while there, and my tour guide was great. The resort is nice, and the staff are friendly. The only problem was the female manager. She demanded that I pay for the accommodation, even though I had already paid online at the time of booking with lastminute.com. I showed my receipts for payment and she still demanded that I pay “in cash” for the room. Since the credit card machine wasn’t working I paid for my tours by bank transfer (so there was a record of payment) but refused to pay again for accommodation. The female manager was rude and unprofessional. Beware of her trying to charge again.
3-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very relaxed atmosphere and beautiful location between jungle and see. A real escape!
2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We stayed for three nights, primarily for diving. The resort is in a remote location on the beautiful East Cape of Milne Bay. It was an easy journey from the airport to the boat (approximately one hour) through picturesque villages by the coast. The boat ride to Tawali is approximately 15-20 minutes. All the resort staff were very welcoming and made every effort to assist us during our stay. The dive master, Alfred, is very knowledgeable and was great to dive with. Our visit to Hiliwau Village was also a highlight. It included a visit to a skull cave and waterfall. Highly recommended and am looking forward to our next visit.
Jo, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tawali is paradise. They pick you up at little airport and take you by van and boat to secluded resort cut out of jungle. They treat you Sooo good. I had a fishing expedition planned with an Aussie outfitter that got cancelled due to weather so cousin and I went to Tawali as we were already in Alotau. Great choice! They took us 2 fishing everyday and we smashed them! Captain Charlie and mates are awesome and know the waters. Just the views of island mountains take your breath away. We caught trevally, yes GT’s, coral trout, red bass, list goes on. Bring fish back and they cook them for you. It’s a dive resort but they cater to whatever you want. I did a mountain hike. They have great security and keep you very safe. I read some reviews about bandits but Tawali has a bunch of guys now nobody is going to mess with. We fished 20 to 40 miles of coastline and offshore, safe as could be. My cousin left after his stay but I stayed and got PADI scuba dive certified and went diving which was incredible! Nosaki was my instructor, very tough and thorough as it should be but she made it sooo much fun. They took me back to airport after my 11 day stay, png air flight was delayed and I would have missed Port Moresby connection but Nosaki stayed with me and helped get flight changed and I made it. PNG is an out there place do if you go, go to Tawali. It is an established gem with a strong reliable local network of locals to take care of you!
scott, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pristine Tranquility !!! When You look at the website, sometimes You have to downgrade Your expectations of a place when You get there, Not with Tawali, this place is set in one of the most beautiful places we've ever been to. The rainforest comes down to the water and the Resort is perched up on a limestone cliff about 60 feet above the house reef, (a great place to snorkel) the rooms were very spacious and comfortable and looked out over a quiet bay that was just Gorgeous, add to that the Dolphin pods that played there a couple of mornings at about 6.30 am and We were in a slice of paradise. You can't get there by road, which is a good thing (helps keep it unspoilt). The 15 minute boat ride was fine and All the Staff were Very helpful and courteous, nothing was too much trouble the whole week we were there, We could not fault Anyone or Anything, Well done to the whole team !!! We did the Skull cave and waterfall wall with the 2 hour walk back through the Villages on the way back, Gilbert Our guide was from one of the villages and did an excellent job of answering all Our questions and telling us all the history of the area along the way. The diving experience was Breath taking, with All of the spots We went to were amazing !!! Clear water !!! No broken coral, a wide range and plenty of critters, with All the Staff on the boats looking after Us both in and out of the water. We will be going back in two years. Well done Management !!! you have a great Team !!!
Trent, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Miroslav, 3-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent staff and service. Had a great time doing 10 dives on their main dive boat. Local dive crew were excellent giving proper briefings with maps of dive sites and you felt that safety was a priority for them. Great place to stay.
5-night trip
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