"Scandinavia in the Tropics", would be the right description for Tufi, which is still a well kept secret on the international dive market. The small community of Tufi is located 250 kms east north-east of Port Moresby on the northern coast, roughly half way between Lae & Alotau. Tufi is one of the most remote and isolated areas in PNG, accessible only by a twin otter aircraft that operates 3 days per week. There are no roads connecting Tufi with any other regions in PNG. Tufi Dive Resort is nestled into the flanking slopes of Mount Trafalgar overlooking sheer rock faces that plunge into an enclosed picturesque fjord draped in exotic rainforest down to the water's edge.
Tufi Resort is one of the more luxurious dive resorts in PNG, and offers splendid 180 degree views over the fjord. The main building houses a dining room, lounge, bar, reception, office and laundry. Built from timber to harmonise with tropical surroundings, it features traditional woven walls and exquisite carvings from many regions of PNG. It's an inviting place to relax, relive the day's diving experiences and plan tomorrow's unique diving, trekking or kayaking adventures. Outside is a terraced dining area with spectacular views.
In the evening sit back, relax by the bar, and enjoy the sunset. When you have worked up an appetite, the restaurant serves a lavish mix of local seafood, vegetables and real tropical fruits. The tariff includes all meals at the resort as well as lunch on dive excursions.
The resort has a total of 28 rooms. The Deluxe Bungalows have polished timber floors and the walls are lined with traditional woven material. All the creature comforts are available in all units, including insect screens, 24 hour electricity, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, hair dryer, hot & cold water showers, private bathroom, bar fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. Most bungalows have verandas overlooking the Coral Sea or Tufi Fjord.
10x Deluxe Bungalows (Units 8-12, 19-23) with 1 queen & 1 single bed, sea facing balconies.
6x Deluxe Rooms (Units 13-18) with 1 queen bed, sea facing balconies.
3x Deluxe Rooms (Units 1-3) with 1 double bed, balcony facing resort garden & main building.
9x Standard Rooms (Units 4-7, 24-28) with 1 queen bed, no balcony or sea views.
This is a very remote area of PNG and the village is fringed by rugged mountain ranges on one side and the coastline on the other, so Tufi can only be accessed by aircraft. Currently, Airlines of PNG operates 3 services per week between Port Moresby & Tufi. With the current schedules, 7 and 10 nights visits to Tufi generally work best.
Tufi Dive Resort has stable mobile phone reception. Common areas have wireless internet access available for guests.
For visitors to PNG who want to experience a combination of great diving, trekking, kayaking and cultural activities without spending valuable time flying all over the place, Tufi Dive Resort is a great single-destination option.