Tufi ResortPapua New Guinea
Beautifully perched above the fjords in Oro Province, Tufi Resort enjoys spectacular 180 degree panoramic views of the sea, mountains and fjords. There are no other dive resorts here and very few tourists, meaning that you have this area of incredible nature mainly to yourself and the locals.
With just 26 rooms, the resort enjoys a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. All meals are served when the bell rings and everyone eats at the same time, creating a warm and inclusive environment.
The diving here is outstanding with opportunities to dive in the outer reefs, fjords and harbour. If you are looking to explore then there are plenty of opportunities to visit local villages, kayak down the fjords, spot hornbills and birds of paradise or just relax and take in the beauty and tranquillity of the area.
To find out more about this area, visit our Papua New Guinea page.
There are two main ways to get to Port Moresby from the UK – via Manila or Singapore. There are five flights per week from Manila and two flights per week from Singapore. Flight time would be around 13 hours to LA and a further 11 hours 30 minutes onward flight to Nadi.
Tufi Resort is just a 2 min drive from Tufi Airstrip.
Guide price: GBP £115* per person per night.
Price is for a twin/double share Standard Room on Full Board meal basis.
*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.
Extend your stay
Papua New Guinea is an excellent destination for a twin or triple centre holiday. It’s recommended to come for a minimum of 2 weeks, but ideally between 2 and 3. Being an incredibly vast and remote country, PNG has a range of places to visit if you have time. Flights operate regularly from Port Morseby, so if you are looking for a varied itinerary then please get in touch. Chris was fortunate enough to visit PNG as a guest of the tourist board and would happily speak to you about your planning.
Get some rest
The resort has a total of 26 rooms in 3 different room types. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, fly-screens, balcony, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and can accommodate 2 adults.
The 10 Deluxe Bungalows are traditionally designed have a queen size bed and 1 single/day bed as well as polished timber floors, traditional woven walls and verandas overlooking the sea or fjord. The 6 Deluxe Rooms have a queen bed and sea views and the 10 Standard Rooms have a queen sized bed with no views.
Enjoy your stay
All meals are served in the main building or in the resort’s raised deck area that has some of the the most incredible fjord views you will ever see. Meals are prepared from locally sourced fresh ingredients and includes international and traditional PNG cuisine.
The resort has a small pool with decking and comfortable sun-loungers. There is also a gift shop, bar, library, WIFI (for a fee), laundry and airline check-in desk!
Snorkelling and kayaking is available in the fjords as well as a number of local tours including; village tours, cruising around the fjords, hiking and bird watching.
Diving in Tufi is a real treat. The outer reefs have healthy reef systems, plenty of sharks and fish as well as wrecks and good visibility. If you can’t make it to the outer reefs then there is diving in the fjords with the focus on corals, fish life and macro. The dive centre is in the harbour at the bottom of the hill (2 mins drive) and there is also diving here, so a perfect place to get wet and have your first dive of the stay.
The nearest site is 15 mins away by boat and there are over 30 major dive sites in the nearby waters of the Solomon Sea. This region still has unchartered dive sites and very few divers, so you get the feeling of being adventurers!
The resort has a dive shop with 4 customised dive boats, 7 dive staff and rental equipment. Being PADI certified they also have courses that can be taken during your stay. The water temperature is a very comfortable 26 – 30 degrees year round. Expect to see pelagic schools of tuna, Spanish mackerel, barracuda, reef sharks, turtles, corals, hammerheads and maybe even the rare white hammerhead!
Ready for your next adventure?
Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd
Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.00am - 12.00pm
Tel: 01473 921888