Ultimate Lodging, Scuba Diving, and Adventure Touring in Papua New Guinea
LOCATION -- Tufi Resort is located in Oro Province, approximately 250 kilometers east north east of the capital, Port Moresby. This boutique resort is a hidden oasis nestled atop a breath-taking fjord, with 180º panoramic views of Tufi Harbour, fjords and mountains.ACCOMODATIONS -- The deluxe bungalows have polished timber floors and walls lined with traditional woven material. All the creature comforts are available, including insect screens, 24 hour electricity, air-conditioning, hot water, bedroom with en suite, bar fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. Most bungalows have verandas overlooking the Coral Sea or Tufi fjord.
- Deluxe Bungalows are fully air-conditioned screened and fanned, with private balconies and private bathrooms.
- Standard Bungalows are air-conditioned, screened and fanned, private bathrooms, some units with private balconies.
- Deluxe Rooms with private bathroom and balconies with outdoor settings.
AMENITIES -- Amenities include BBQ and dining settings, in-ground pool with views of the fjord below. The main building is a remarkable design that incorporates the reception, gift shop, library, restaurant and alfresco bar... hello margaritas! Dine on a selection 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 wines and ice-cold beer.
ACTIVITIES -- Activities include diving, fishing, bush and nature walks, snorkeling, canoeing, traditional outrigger safaris, kayaking, trekking, bird watching, beach BBQ and great cultural interaction in the village, where you can experience many activities like sago-making, net and spear works, tapa printing, face and body tattooing.
SCUBA DIVING -- Tufi offers a wide variety of diving experiences from fiords to unchartered reefs and WW2 wrecks. Constant visibility of 30 metres plus and water temperatures of 26ºC to 29ºC all year round.
Local Fjord diving is offered day or night with a variety of gobies, nudibranchs, Mandarin Fish, Ghost Pipe Fish, Pigmy Seahorse, shrimp, clams, wonderful sponges and shelf corals line the walls of the tropical rainforest fjord for a truly different dive environment with little to no current. Snorkeling is also good in this area.
The outer reef experience is unsurpassed with a choice of dozens of world-class dive sites. Moor onto a few favorites... Cyclone Cay, Black Rocks, Stewarts Reef and Shark Tip for schooling barracuda and reef fish, hammerheads, reef sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, grouper and cruising pelagic as well as soft and hard corals. With visibility exceeding 30 meters, year round, it's a pristine environment unspoiled.
Special charter dives are also offered; dive the famous Dutch cargo ship the "S Jacob" or Blackjack - an intact B17 bomber - as specialty charter dives.
The majority of reefs in the region remain unexplored and it will be some time before the full diversity of the Tufi reefs is known. The resort focuses on reef and muck diving and all diving is carried out under the guidance of PADI dive professionals.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED -- No airfare is included in this pricing. Scuba tanks, lead, and air fills are provided; but all other dive gear must be supplied by the guest, or rented at additional cost. Rentals must be arranged in advance. Souvenirs, additional touring, bar bill, and any and all other items of a personal nature are not included in the package pricing.
AIRFARE and GETTING THERE -- Airfare to Papua New Guinea is not included in this price, but Island Dreams can help. Port Moresby is the capitol of the country and also home to PNG's International Airport. Air Niugini and Virgin Australia both offer flights from Australia to Port Moresby. There are also weekly flights from Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong and Tokyo. From Port Moresby there is flight service operated by PNG Air, several times a week into Tufi Station. Upon arrival at Tufi Station it's about three minutes by car to the resort. Contact Island Dreams for flight details as needed.
VISA REQUIREMENT -- A visa is required for entry to PNG. Thirty-day visas are purchased upon arrival at the airport in Port Moresby. The cost is 100 Kina (approximately $35 US). Visas must be paid in Kina. Kina may be obtained on arrival in Port Moresby, at the Customs area currency exchange. Longer duration visas are available through PNG Embassies.
MALARIA -- Be advised that malaria does exist throughout Papua New Guinea. At Island Dreams, we are travel specialists, not medical professionals. We do not prescribe drugs, nor are we trained to give medical advice. That said, we strongly recommend that all visitors to PNG take malaria prophylaxis. You are advised to contact a physician with an understanding of malaria prevention for additional insight, and a prescription for a preventative drug such as Malarone. For a better understanding of the situation, you may begin here: www.malarone.com.
KNOWLEDGE -- Island Dreams can assist you in booking a complete Papua New Guinea adventure, including airfare. Contact your Adventure Experts at Island Dreams for confirmed bookings and complete details.