Welcome to Tufi Resort




Tufi Resort is a personalised boutique resort, nestled atop a breath-taking fjord with 180º panoramic views of the sea, fjords and mountains. Located in Oro Province 250 miles due east of the capital Port Moresby, and only 80 miles from the famous Kokoda Trail, the resort offers comfortable accommodation and a range of tours and activities both below and above the water.

The resort has been operational for over 30 years and has an established international reputation as being a premier scuba divers’ destination.  

We also offer our guests a complete range of cultural, adventure and touring experiences. We’re perfectly positioned to offer easy access to remote highland and coastal villages. We work closely with the local population, supporting their culture and economy through village style accommodation packages, fully hosted tours and activities, including fishing, cooking, weaving and traditional cultural performances.

A holiday at Tufi Resort can be as adventurous or relaxed as you like. Our climate is warm, our people are friendly and the surrounding nature is simply amazing. We look forward to welcoming you to a place that makes the outside world and all its daily stresses seem a million miles away.

Our History

Tufi was first recognised as an idyllic anchorage for British capital ships in the 18th century . Soon after it became a government station, occupied by the British. The first missionaries here were Anglican and their religion remains predominant today.  The Resort occupies the site that was formally the District Manager’s residence during PNG’s colonial era. 

During WWII the Tufi wharf was initially occupied by the Japanese but then was subsequently used as the site of a USN Advance PT Boat base from December 1942, with PT Boats operating along the coast from Buna to Mambare. After the war the original District Manager’s residence was converted to a guesthouse for government employees and other buildings were added. The first hotel was built in the 1970’s and Tufi became a popular getaway for Port Moresby residents.

Meet the Owners

“Our first visit to Tufi was back in the 90’s on a trip with friends to celebrate Tony’s birthday… little did we know that it was the beginning of a very special adventure leading to the birth of Tufi Resort. After buying the resort we set about updating the eco cabins perched on the hilltop and integrating a main building with restaurant and bar into the surrounds.”

“From the original four cabins, we have slowly but surely expanded to create a unique twenty six room boutique resort. Tufi has been a Honey family affair for over 20 years, with our daughter Jordan now running the Port Moresby reservations & operations. Our aim is for you to leave with as many fond memories as our family has taken away from this magical part of the world.”

Linda Honey
Tufi Resort Owner

Our Owners

Linda, Tony & Jordan Honey

Our Hotel Hosts

Luth & Ann Morales