REVIEWS 2017-10-22T07:28:44+00:00

Erin & Ben
(NT Australia)

“I could not recommend Papaya Villa enough. It truly was an unforgettable experience.

From check in to check out our experience was only positive. Due to a cyclone and a delayed arrival, they made every effort to ensure that the property was ready and that someone was there to check us in. The property owner and local contact kept us informed throughout and gave us regular updates regarding the cyclone. Upon arrival the property was in immaculate condition. The villa is stunning and provides the ideal tropical getaway. The private beachfront location provided amazing views. If you are after a private relaxed getaway I would highly recommend this property. The fresh coconuts and delicious papayas were also a treat! ”

Angela
Cabarita, Australia

“True barefoot Luxury”
Spent a delightful and chilled Christmas here! Prime beachfront to ourselves. Awesome reef, beach, views, fishing, walking, swimming, reading, jigsawing, sundowners with no one to share. Well appointed, beautiful home in gorgeous, breezy, tropical location. Cooking Paella with Marcus and Stoney made for a fabulous, fun and tasty afternoon! A special place which is great value for money. Highly recommended!

Mark & Taryn
Gold Coast, Australia

“A very memorable getaway, it was absolute bliss!”

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!

Lindsay
Australia

“The house was beautiful”
… Actual photos don’t do it justice. I love to cook and the kitchen was great, stove took a while to warm up but still worked. Privacy was amazing and you felt very secure. The ocean was footsteps away and port villa was only 20 mins away if you rented a car. All in all great place and wouldn’t change if given another opportunity to book elsewhere on the island ”

Andrew M
Gold Coast, Australia

Amazing!”
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.

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!

Spring & Murray
Gold Coast, Australia

Exceeded our expectations!
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. Uninterrupted 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 & snorkeling 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.

Sophie & Michael
Tweed Coast, Australia

Michael & I had such a wonderful holiday & very much enjoyed our stay at Papaya Villa. We do hope to visit again some day.
Many thanks to everyone who make our stay so wonderful.

Morena
Italy

“Your house is amazing. So much space, so quiet, thank you thank you thank you very much!”

Craig B
Toowoomba, Qld, Australia

Hello Marcus,
As you are aware I spent 6 wonderful nights at Papayavilla last week. It was exactly what we were looking for. The Villa was fantastic and the surrounding simply amazing! Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We didn’t see another sole for 5 days which hard to come buy over the Easter period in this day and age. Sammi and Anniese did a wonderful job whilst we were there too. Your attention to detail in the Villa was excellent.

Thanks again and we will certainly be recommending it to our friends.

Taryn & Elise
Varsity Lakes, Australia

A very memorable getaway, it was absolute bliss!”

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!

Ben
USA

Really special place.
Efate is beautiful, same as the drive to the house & entryway. Vanuatans are warm & friendly. The island gets better & better. The house is a leisurely 25-30min drive from Port Vila. Private beach/reef runs in front of the house far as you can see…just for you. Hear the waves crashing in the bedroom. Great kitchen, groundsman brought fresh lobster & fish. Sunrise&sunsets. Blue Lagoon mins away. Paradise!

Chris N
Brisbane, Australia

We really enjoyed the stay at the villa. Sam and Anniese greeted us and obviously take great pride in looking after your piece of paradise. They were both very helpful and super diligent. They brought us coconuts and citrus fruit everyday.

Dennis K.
Brisbane, Australia

Thanks so much Marcus, we are grateful to you and really enjoyed the stay at Papaya villa. We are looking forward to come back next time. Thank you for providing us this beautiful place.

Glenda K.
Australia

” Thanks to Marc us and the team at Papaya Villa / Eton Reef for looking after us so well during our stay. We had the most wonderful relaxing holiday. Papaya Villa is private, well equipped and the accommodation very comfortable and spacious. Eton Reef is just the most beautiful place and we loved exploring the beaches and swimming holes. The tropical fish were amazing. We certainly weren’t ready to go home.”

Glenn M
Surfers Paradise, Australia

“There is only one way to get enough of Papaya Villa Serenity – keep coming back”

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.

Surfers Paradise, Australia