Annie D

My stay at Papaya Villa was nothing short of magnificent .Located right on Eton reef with so many places to swim, snorkel, and explore the crystal blue blue waters of the South Pacific.

Marcus and Shoran Xavier are excellent hosts, who are so welcoming, warm and engaging. The private studio, separate from the house with its own veranda overlooking a large tropical garden, is beautifully appointed and has most luxurious bed, I slept like a baby with the lulling sound of the ocean. And then to my delight my stay got even better, to discover that Marcus skills as a chief par excellence. With breakfast of fresh local fruit, croissant and coffee served in the large Nakamal with views over the ocean. I booked into the Papaya Loco Cooking School and where Marcus taught us how to make a Paella from scratch and Churros for dessert, all served with great wine, much fun and laughter. The meals during my stay were consistently delicious prepared by Marcus and with Sharon providing such considerate and gracious hosting making sure I was so well looked after. It was hard to say good bye to such a beautiful location and to my warm and generous hosts.

Highly recommend a stay and to joining the onsite cooking class.