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Summer is from November to March, the average temperature is 28°C and it can be hot, wet and humid. Winter is from April to October with the temperature averaging 23°C. Sea temperature varies from 22 to 28 degrees making swimming enjoyable all year round.


Port Vila is but a bus ride away. Call Seth from the house phone and he will pick you up in a typical Vanuatu Bus and take you wherever you want to go for a moderate fee. Maybe hire him for the day as your personal driver and guide? Duty Free shopping in Port Vila is excellent.


Papaya Villa is set up for self catering, however the French have influenced the restaurants in Vanuatu. Most of the restaurants are located in Port Vila which is approx. 25 minutes from Papaya Villa. My favourite is the Wahoo Bar at Havannah Harbour, or try Francesca’s right beside Wahoo…. the seafood is to die for.


The hands-on cooking classes are taught in Papaya Villa’s well equipped kitchen and classes are limited to guests only, so you know the class will be only for 2 people. The small, intimate class size provides you with personalized attention and one-on-one instruction. Knives, tools and equipment are provided. You will need to contact me direct to arrange your class.


An all-inclusive 5 day / 4 night cooking retreat.

Explore seasonal, market-inspired food, classic cooking techniques, in a tropical relaxed setting far away from the buzz of your busy world. Learn more here


Right in front of Papaya Villa is the pristine Eton Reef. The coral and fish here are simply amazing.
On the low tide you can explore the reef. Best of all you will be the only person there!


Snorkeling right in front of Papaya Villa you will find these beautiful nemos. These playful fish come right up to you. We have some fantastic videos of the colorful fish right in front of the villa. Click here to see these amazing playful fish