About Papatura Island Retreat
Enjoy Papatura Island Retreat, Solomon's newest holiday destination and Santa Isabel's first world standard tourism project. Relax in your beachfront bungalow with warm tropical waters lapping the white sand beach metres from your deck.
Papatura boasts excellent fishing and awesome surfing, world class reefs for snorkelling, some great tropical rainforest walks and a true culture experience unspoilt by mass tourism. Papatura Island Retreat is your island getaway and is quickly being known as one of the Pacific's most sought after secret spots to step off the map and leave behind the worries of the modern world. Pure isolation.
We have 4 types of bungalows. Each is located on or near the beachfront and have gorgeous views of the beach, the wide bay out the front and Isabel Mountain range with wild sunsets at dust. They are tucked away between the coco palms, orchids and local plants and there’s no better way to fall asleep than to hear the gentle lapping of waves on the beach.
They are all constructed using traditional materials like sago leaf and wild beetle nut. All have large decks and are fitted out using LED lighting, inner spring mattresses and mossie nets. Bath towels are supplied but please bring your own toiletries. We have 1 porta cot available for those with babies so please reserve when booking.
We have 2 x twin room beach bungalows which can sleep up to 3 people in each room. The 2 rooms share a large common deck with hammocks and table and chairs. The beach bungalows are linked with raised timber walk ways to shared bathroom facilities. There are 2 showers with rainforest views and 2 composting toilets for 4 bungalows.
This is our newest bungalow which can sleep up to 6 guests with a queen bed, and 4 singles. Made traditionally with local material, it has a very cute and private indoor/outdoor bathroom, huge deck area and is ideal for couples, groups or families with young kids.
Our 2 loft bungalows can accommodate up to six people (ideal for 4 – 5), with a queen bed upstairs and singles placed accordingly. They are slightly more private being located on the point area of the bay and have our main jetty strung out between them where it is ideal to watch the sunset with a cool drink. They have a private outdoor bamboo shower with toilet and vanity basins inside.
Our most private bungalow located on the western end of the island with a queen size four posted bed and small fridge for your champagne… The perfect honeymooners' getaway? It has a private deck with outdoor lounges, day beds, a private out door shower and a indoor bathroom with hot water shower, toilet and vanity basin inside.
Your Wave or Mine
No Crowds guaranteed with a maximum of 12 surfers for the majority of your stay. Solomon's premier surf retreat with 10 + waves, quality boats with safety gear and trained guides to put you in the right spot. Our local breaks vary on tides but all turn on when the conditions are right. There are waves to suit all standards of surfers and we have plenty of surfboards and long boards available for use if you're not travelling with one. Surfing in the Solomon Islands is all about getting away from the crowds. We guarantee it.
Papatura is geared up to offer all types of fishing. Bottom and reef fishing, trolling, popping and there's some great river fishing in the area. In the short time we've been there we have landed sail fish, shark, sweet lip, coral trout and cod, job fish, king fish, trevally, wahoo, mackerel, barracuda, wrasse and some big snapper. The rivers boast huge mangrove jacks, spot tail bass and ox eye herring. Please come over and add to the list.
||Papatura Island, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands
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