The stark inequality between the resort and the very poor condition of the buildings in the rest of Tufi. Over our 10-day stay, we became aware of the serious problems of water, housing, education and health services. Whilst we did appreciate the real importance of the resort to the local economy, we were also concerned at some lacks in the Papuan resort staff's conditions of employment - e.g. inadequate meal breaks; not knocking off in time to get home to far-off villages before dark.
The beauty of the environment. Its history. The simple goodness of the life. The canoe's importance. The warmth and courtesy of the local Papuans. The women's crafts. The unpretentious pleasantness of the resort buildings. The staff, both expat and Papuan, were efficient and very friendly. Eating local fish. Our overnight village stays at both Jebbo Beach and Orotoaba were wonderful in their simplicity and genuineness.