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The Beach Hut

Our Special Beach Hut

Well peeps we are right on the ocean so why not create a fab space to sit and ponder the world? We wanted some shade and also the ability to have somewhere to catch up with friends and take in the cool ocean breezes. buy generic Clomiphene uk So the Beach Hut was built!

Beach Hut Dining

The Beach Hut is perfect for an early dinner watching the waves roll over the reef. Or if you really must eat in the middle of the day… why not a light lunch followed by a swim. Check with Shoran if you would like a picnic basket for a day at the beach.

Lunch at the Beach Hut
Beach Hut Coffee Break

Beach Hut Coffee Break

Most of our guests take breakfast at the Beach Hut overlooking the ocean. What a way to start the day. Me… I like to take my early coffee here and ponder the coming day.

The Beach Hut - Papaya Villa

The Loco Long Lunch

How about a five hour lunch..... followed by a swim

Stoney sets up the big table in the nakamal at least once a month…. but this is becoming popular so check in when you are staying and join the fun. Lunch kicks off around midday… usually a swim around 3:30 and then onto dessert! 
Marcus makes 5+ courses using what is fresh and available locally. Food is Caribbean or Macanese and every now and then he will surprise our guests with a typical island dish.
It is BYO so guests bring their favourite drop. It a great afternoon… usually Sunday afternoon…

Long Lunch

The Getaway Show

Our Getaway Visitors

Look who dropped by!

Yep Catriona and the crew from the Getaway Show. We did a shoot in Port Villa in the morning shopping the Food Markets in town and then out to the villa to shoot a cooking class. Yes our Papaya Loco Cooking School has had numerous food writers cover us and now Catriona and Getaway. They loved the villa so much they also shot around Papaya Villa. Was such a great fun day…  and she is as lovely as you would expect!

Catriona Roundtree
Getaway filming

Our Wood Fired Oven

Who doesn't like something out of a wood fired oven!

This was my weekend project. A true labour of love. Now we make pizzas, roast vegetables and with the addition of a ‘Tuscan Grill’ we grill steaks, lobsters, fish and anything else you can think of… oh yes… Portuguese Pirri Pirri Chicken. 
The oven is built to the original Pompeii Oven specifications which are very precise. The floor of the oven is fire bricks and under them is an insulation layer of sand and empty beer bottles. Yes I took one for the team and emptied a few… well more than a few but who’s counting.

wood-fired oven

Living on a tropical island has its challenges. If you want something you need to build it your self… oh yes .. assuming you can get the materials. This little project took me almost two months. What with waiting on refractory cement and fire bricks to arrive from overseas.  Lianjiang Was it worth it?

Definitely. It looks beautiful and is so much fun to cook with. We have had afternoons or evenings with guests where we light it up and make some amazing food. There is some thing magical about cooking with fire… and of a night it just looks romantic. We are constantly learning how to use the oven and also what timber to use… We are stock piling timber now to allow it to dry for approximately 12 months!

Steak from the oven
The Loco Kitchen

Culinary Vacation

What is a Culinary Vacation?

Food is one of the great reasons to travel, with many travelers wanting to make food the main experience of their vacation.

Instead of setting yourself up for yet another touristy sight-seeing trip, why not try something different for a change? Book in for a stay that will include cooking lessons and an immersion into local food culture and dishes. Experience local produce and ingredients that you might only find in the islands!

Discover the Vanuatu islands through the cooking pot. It has been richly influenced by the Portuguese, the French and of course the local ni-Vanuatu people. A culinary vacation will introduce you to the traditional ingredients such as coconut, taro, manioc, sweet potato, island cabbage, plantain bananas, organically grown vanilla beans, monstrous pink grapefruits, Pacific lobsters and poulet fish.

Take a Tour

Exploring the Reef

We have the most amazing pristine reef right in front of the villa. Slap on some sunscreen and set aside a few hours to explore. There is literally kilometers of natural reef right at your door step. On the low tide this amazing ecosystem is uncovered for you to explore.

Expect to see natural corals, colorful reef fish and clams. Take a snorkel to explore some of the natural pools as well.

Remember to bring some reef shoes, or you can pick some up in town very cheaply.

Take a Tour