Papaya Villa

Eton Reef

Papaya Villa is located on 1.6 kilometres of pristine beachfront amongst the old copra plantations on the south eastern side of Efate, overlooking Eton Reef. Eton is famous for its white sandy beaches and of course the nearby Blue Lagoon.

Papaya Villa is a luxury retreat that is warm, comforting, refreshing, perfect. At Papaya Villa you can perfect the art of doing nothing. Or you can take advantage of your own private beach front, superb snorkeling, private natural lap pool, and serene walks around the property. Pick your own papaya for breakfast! If you need to detox and retreat to recharge, revitalise, and reconnect with yourself and your loved one, Papaya Villa is the perfect place to be.

Papaya Vila also offers culinary retreats and cooking classes highlighting the delicious natural produce of our island.

  • 2
  • Non-Smoking

$AUD 89 / night - $AUD 125 / night including breakfast for two

3 night minimum stay

Book a private cooking class in your chef's kitchen and make the most of fresh seafood caught at your door.

A culinary retreat for two includes two night's accommodation, two dinners, two breakfasts, cooking class and market tour for only $695 per couple.


Detailed Information

Papaya Villa was lovingly designed by her owners, Marcus and Stoney, just a few years ago.  They fell in love with this unspoilt corner of Efate and instinctively knew it was the perfect place for their holiday house. Papaya Villa reflects the owner's desire to disconnect and unwind, to be completely immersed in the unspoilt, natural beauty of Vanuatu. The villa is stunning and truly welcoming. You want to stay here! Inviting natural timbers and cool adobe walls beckon you to sit down, unwind. Marcus and Stoney live on the property, and love welcoming new friends to stay with them at their retreat. Cooking classes are available, showing you how to turn our local produce into mouthwatering Portuguese-inspired dinners for you and your family.

Papaya Villa is located at Eton Reef, just 25 minutes from Port Vila. An outstandingly beautiful home, Papaya Villa reminds you of the Mediterranean, inspired by the owner's Portuguese heritage. Retreat, rejuvenate, unwind, talk, cook, swim, eat, drink, sleep, read. Disconnect and reconnect. Papaya Villa is so peaceful you will feel relaxed within minutes of your arrival and won't want your time here to end.

Papaya Villa's waterfront location means you can enjoy private snorkeling and swimming at your door step. The water is warm all year round and the reef is unspoilt by tourism. Explore the reef at your leisure any time of the day, or swim in the natural lap pool that is calm at all times, protected naturally from the ocean by coral walls. It is delightful and it is all yours! Papaya Villa is one of just a handful of properties around Eton Reef, and your stay here is unmarred by tourist groups, unwanted noise and distractions.

Papaya Villa is off-grid. Environmentally self-sustaining, the villa relies on solar power and a natural waste disposal system than is environmentally friendly. Papaya Villa has access to WiFi but you don't have to connect. Sound perfect? It is so easy to just slip away from the hectic pace of life and truly unwind. Find your true self again without the constant stress of 24/7 contact. Detox digitally and reconnect personally with yourself and your partner

Eco-friendly doesn't mean luxury free. Papaya Villa has a beautiful and well appointed private guest bathroom, luxury linen, and a chef-designed kitchen with gas cooktop. You will have time to create at Papaya Villa, and with the local markets brimming with organic produce, the kitchen is the perfect place to start. Marcus and Stoney offer culinary retreats too that are truly amazing and will leave you with a new appreciation for local cuisine.

The lovely Anniese and Sammi will care for your housekeeping needs while you stay at Papaya Villa. They live locally at Eton Village and are proud yet humble ni-Vanuatu who are happy to answer your questions regarding life in Vanuatu. They love Papaya Villa too, and welcome you as family. 

If you need to relax, truly unwind, disconnect, and reemerge refreshed and happy, please contact us today. You need to stay at Papaya Villa.

Reasons to Stay

  • Luxury villa located away from the crowds
  • Private reef front location, natural lap pool
  • 1.6km pristine waterfront for you to explore
  • Sand beaches and reefs just off shore
  • Detox digitally. Disconnect to reconnect
  • Beautifully equipped gourmet kitchen
  • Indoor and outdoor dining areas
  • Quality furnishings, fixtures and fittings
  • Stunning 180 degree views of the South Pacific Ocean
  • Housekeeping is included
  • Ask us about culinary retreats and private chef

General Information

  • Unspoilt pristine waterfront location, reef and beach
  • Private setting
  • Detox and rejuvenate
  • Eco-retreat luxury villa
  • Off-grid

Guest Bedroom (1)

  • Hotel quality linen and towels provided
  • Sleeps 2 in complete comfort
  • 1 queen bed
  • Ceiling fans and refreshing sea breezes
  • Ample storage
  • Beautiful hardwood floors and luxury furnishings

Ensuite Guest Bathrooms (1)

  • Shower
  • Toilet


  • Fully equipped modern kitchen
  • Pantry provisions
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Large gas cook-top
  • Large oven
  • Full size fridge/freezer
  • Relaxed dining area
  • Culinary retreats available


  • Clothes line
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry tub
  • Washing service available for a modest fee

Electronics & Entertainment

  • Collection of books and games
  • WiFi

Outdoor Living

  • Beach front and reef front property
  • Sun lounges
  • Outdoor living area
  • Hammocks
  • Outdoor shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Snorkeling and beach equipment, incl. beach towels
  • Private deck
  • Off street parking
  • No smoking property