Papatura Island Resort is an 8-minute boat ride away from Gizo airport that offers pure isolation and privacy with modern comforts. Situated on an idyllic sandy bay with superb swimming and crystal clear blue waters brimming with marine life, Papatura boasts a wide range of leisure activities and cultural experiences to keep you busy during your stay. If you’re a keen surfer, you will love the unspoilt location that features waves in the area that vary from advanced to beginner breaks.
The Retreat has been built using local bush materials with great consideration to the natural environment. Great care has been taken in the planning and layout of the retreat to ensure it doesn’t disturb the surroundings whilst also providing 180 degree views of the bay for guests to enjoy. The entire retreat offers stunning views of the ocean, coconut groves and Isabel mountain range, it’s beauty enhanced by amazing sunsets.
The bungalows, toilets and restaurant and bar offer raised timber walkways and is wheelchair friendly. The Deck Bar and Restaurant is an informal barefoot dining area and a great place to chill out with a good book in the day bed or to enjoy a few cold drinks with other guests.
Your stay is inclusive to three meals a day. A continental breakfast with tropical season fruits is offered and lunch and dinner is varied. The retreat uses locally grown produce as well as some imported goods.
Fresh Fish and seafood are a speciality of this area with fruits, vegetables and root crops like sweet potato all prepared in traditional and home style cooking. Your menu may include salads, rice, pasta, pizza and a variety of meats as available. Vegetarians are also catered for but a $10 per day surcharge is required for non-seafood meat eating guests. The bar is stocked with icy cold Sol Brew beer, basic spirits, Australia white and red wines and bubbles and a full range of soft drinks.
Papatura Resort offers four types of accommodation made from traditional materials such as sago leaf and wild beetle nut. Choose from the Beachfront Bungalow, Family Bungalow, Loft Bungalow and Sunset Bungalow. Each features large decks and are fitted out using LED lighting, inner spring mattresses and mosquito nets. If you have a baby, a cot is available upon reservation.
The Beachfront Bungalow offers twin rooms that can sleep up to 3 people in each room. The rooms share a large common deck with hammocks and table and chairs. The beach bungalows are linked with raised timber walkways to shared bathroom facilities, featuring 2 showers with rainforest views and 2 composting toilets.
The Family Bungalow can sleep 4 guests with a queen bed and 2 singles, and features a private indoor/outdoor bathroom, huge deck area and is ideal for couples, groups or families with young kids. The Loft Bungalows can accommodate up to six people.
They are slightly more private and feature a private outdoor bamboo shower with toilet and vanity basins inside. The Sunset Bungalow is located on the Western end of the island and features a queen size four posted bed, small fridge, private deck with outdoor lounges, day beds, a private out door shower and a indoor bathroom with hot water shower, toilet and vanity basin inside.
Surf packages are available and there is free use of boards of all shapes and sizes. There is plenty to do at Papatura including stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, snorkelling, rainforest walks, village and cultural tours, volleyball, table tennis, darts and a full library to explore. Enquire about baby sitting and child minding – this is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to learn how to fish the Solomon Island way!
For more information, please visit www.papatura.com or call +61 (07) 5527 9855.