We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Exceeded our expectations!”
other traveller has booked this property
Private Beachfront Villa.
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Private Beachfront Villa.
Papaya Villa
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
5 reviews
Private Beachfront Villa.
Papaya Villa
The Pool
The Kitchen
Local markets in Port Vila
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Efate

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 5 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
gc739
Gold Coast
1 review
“Exceeded our expectations!”
Reviewed 30 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had a wonderful week (which was not long enough!) staying at Papaya Villa. Even though we had seen all the photo's on the website before we went, the Villa was even more amazing than we anticipated.

Uninterupted beach views, and no other people for miles, you are in your own private oasis.

It is definitely a 'digital detox' with no internet or TV and only the house phone, but we really enjoyed that aspect of the holiday. It was a good opportunity to read lots of good books and watch DVD's, whilst enjoying a few quiet gin and tonics and a beautiful view. We also had great fun swimming & snorkelling at our own private beach, and walking along the coral paths that run through the property, and discovering more beaches and inlets along the way.

The accommodation was second to none, comfortable beds, a fully appointed chef's kitchen, lovely bathrooms and spotlessly clean. We were there as a couple with one 5 year old child and we all had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the villa.

We have all come back very relaxed and planning our next holiday to Vanuatu and the beautiful Papaya Villa.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
1 Sep 2016
Hi Spring, we are so glad that you have discovered our little piece of paradise. Thank you so much also for your great feedback. We love sharing Papaya villa as it is a magical place for sure. I know what you mean when you say a week was not long enough... Yes we will look forward to welcoming you back there ... Marcus & Stoney...
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
FFSAM
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 17 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed @ Papaya Villa for 8 nights in Vanuatu with my wife and 2 children this December.

This place is amazing, private as you can get, amazing location, great snorkling directly out front and a wonderful ocean pool not more than 5 mins walk along a secluded path through native garden.

Marcus the owner who I was in constant contact with leading up to our vacation was extremely helpful and very prompt on assisting us with any questions that we had. this place definately exceeded our expectation and was the most relaxing holiday that we have gone on.

A special mention to Sam & Annessa the grounds man and house keeper who are fantastic not only at their job but with children also! This was truely a vacation to remember and would definitely return to this place.

one mention about a small negative we had (having young children) is the stairs up to the second level don't have a railing so our 18month old could have fallen off so constant diligence was required. Other than that it was fantastic!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: location / seclusion
Liked least: stairs without railing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
18 Dec 2014
Thank you Andrew ... we are so glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. Thank you for the feedback on the stairs... we will look forward to welcoming you back again... I will pass on your lovely comments to Sammi & Anniese also. Until next time!
Marcus & Stoney
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Taryn W
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A very memorable getaway, it was absolute bliss!”
Reviewed 2 December 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

A secluded villa, beautifully built and presented. Perfect if you are looking to escape, relax and just enjoy the simple pleasures of life. The highlights were the private beach, accommodation, the deck and of course Anniesse and Sammy who looked after us during our stay. If you are looking for unique self contained accommodation, outside of the tourist areas where you have privacy then Papaya Villa is perfect!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
2 Dec 2014
Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and our little piece of island magic. We hope to see you return again.... when you need to relax and recharge ...
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Glenn M
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“There is only one way to get enough of Papaya Villa Serenity - keep coming back”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
2
people found this review helpful

And that's exactly what we have done - our second visit now and wow! The finishing touches are superb with the french inspired kitchen being one of the many highlights particularly for someone who loves cooking. It was so hard to leave the beautiful, relaxing villa amenities and surrounds to return to the grind of working in Sydney even though we reside in QLD weekends. If you seek peace, tranquility, privacy, quality, amazing sea breezes and lagoon style swimming at your whim, then Papaya is a must. Typically we travel to Bali, Thailand and China for our R&R and very rarely have we gone back to the same resort or hotel. I also travel extensively for my work and this has been THE MOST relaxing and romantic venue and only a 25 to 30 minute pleasant drive to Port Vila. Highly recommended and we are already planning our next stay for early 2015 and September 2015. It is that good and blue lagoon is a MUST see - spectacular. Will upload some pics shortly and am planning another short getaway already for September.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Liked best: Idyllic and private beach side setting - straight from the movies
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
2 Dec 2014
Thank you for sharing our little piece of island magic. We are looking forward to your next visit. There will be icy cold coconuts waiting for you.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing