Tufi Dive Resort

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The location of Tufi Dive Resort
 

Tufi is a tourist paradise just waiting to be explored.

This 27 room boutique resort is nestled on top of a Fjord with 180-degree panoramic views of the sea and the only fjords in Papua New Guinea. Tufi is located at Cape Nelson in Oro Province some 80 miles due east of Kokoda and not too far from the Milne Bay and Oro Province border. Tufi not only offers pristine reefs and amazing underwater macro but also a range of exciting adventure activities, with everything from bat caving to deep sea fishing, bush and nature walks where many species of birds are seen, kayaking as well as snorkeling trips for non-divers and overnight village stays. The adjacent mainland areas have a rich local cultural heritage and a scenic beauty that has to be seen to be believed. Local tribal villages give visitors an insight into indigenous culture, through a range of specially designed cultural activities. Tufi offers a truly cultural experience that no other resort has to offer from outrigger safaris, treks to remote locations, to cultural shows and overnight stays in village guesthouses.

Experience the orchids (Tufi is home for many of the worlds most exquisite orchids), birds and butterflies of the rainforest and lowland areas through guided bushwalks and overnight treks that are as outrageously beautiful as the underwater scenery enjoyed by divers.

Welcome

Experience an unspoilt pristine paradise that offers good diving all year round. The fjordlands open onto pristine blue tropical waters of the coastline of Oro Province and Cape Nelson with many uncharted reefs, underwater WWII dive sites and stunning marine biodiversity. There is a ribbon reef system running parallel to the shore, not unlike the Barrier Reef in Australia, with the nearest reef (excluding the famous House Reef which is 3 minutes from the resort) being only 15 minutes’ boat trip away. The reefs come up out of nowhere from a depth of around 600m, hence the unreal visibility. There is abundant fish life, with large schools of pelagics, Such as a variety of tuna, spanish mackerel, barracuda, white tip reef sharks and the uncommon white hammerhead sharks. Manta and Eagle Rays are often lazily cruising by.

Tufi Airstrip

The best time is from October through mid-June for the really flat seas.

When travelling to Tufi Dive Resort you virtually fly right into the resort. Tufi staff will meet and greet you upon arrival.

Tufi offers 24 hour reticulated power, all air-conditioned bungalows. The resort features a newly completed swimming pool and deck, magnificent views and all the creature comforts you would expect from a truly memorable holiday, a perfect peace, no traffic, no television, no newspapers, no pollution. A holiday that makes the outside world and all the daily stresses seem a million miles away in another time… A retreat to a place that lures people back time and time again for longer periods.

Tufi cabins
Tufi cabin

Tufi offers a choice of 10 deluxe bungalows, 9 standard air-conditioned bungalows and 8 single fanned rooms for the budget traveller. The resort offers 19 air-conditioned bungalows ranging from standard to deluxe. The deluxe bungalows have polished timber floors and are traditionally lined. They have tea and coffee making facilities including a fridge, a writing desk and outdoor setting overlooking the fjords. Power supply is 24 hours (240v Australian standard). Eight budget fan-only rooms with shared bathroom facilities are available which cater for the backpacker market.
All bungalows have stunning views either of the fjords or the ocean.

All meals, accommodation and transfers are included in the tariff. Drinks are available from the licensed bar at extra cost, along with bottled water and soft drinks. The resort operates all year round and can also cater for conferences, meetings and exhibitions.

Laundry service is offered for additional cost. There is a range of activities available and Tufi can also provide child minding services. The resort has a dive shop, a gift shop and can provide some basic items like sunscreen and insect repellent for sale. There is also a trade store close by that sells very basic items. The resort can provide for special needs, if adequate notice is given. The resort is serviced by Airlines PNG.

A range of activities is offered including diving, snorkelling, trekking, caving, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, outrigger safaris, cultural activities, village tours, bird watching, or beach families.

A great view

This is an inviting place to relax, relive the day’s activities and plan the next day’s experience. In the evening enjoy a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres by the bar or take in the sunset from the surrounding verandah or just sit and relax by the newly constructed pool and deck.

Dine on a smorgasbord of local seafood, vegetables and tropical fruits in the resort dining room or enjoy a BBQ grill on the Fjord Terrace accompanied by a wide selection of Australian wines, ice-cold beer and imported spirits from Australia. The restaurant serves a very good range of meals including a great mix of fresh seafood, Western as well as Japanese cuisine along with local dishes. A colourful traditional dance group performing a “sing-sing” can also be organised for your pleasure. If special dietary requirements are required the resort requires advance notice.