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Papatura Island Retreat

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This place is paradise. Great location for surfing, fishing and relaxing. No TV, internet or phones to distract you(satellite phone if needed). Pete and Marge are fantastic hosts and Bobby will make sure you are well looked after. Will definitely be going back.

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2017

If you want remote surf with only 6 blokes in the water this is the spot. Had a fantastic time got waves everyday even the 1st afternoon we arrived. Surf was 8ft 1st afternoon and slowly dropped all week but wasn't below 3ft at anytime. Got 2 good lefts and the scary right named Anchovies. Tip bring extra fins and...

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Papatura was a sensational place to get away from technology, the hectic schedules of life and totally relax in a picture perfect location. The hospitality and food were special and the surfing/fishing/snorkelling were awesome.

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solosurfer, Director of Sales at Papatura Island Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks brentd175, All the Papatura crew are happy you enjoyed stay and we hope to see you again in the future.

Pottsville, Australia
Reviewed 1 March 2017

great waves, excellent fishing, food out of this world, beer is cold, lots to do but nothing to do if you don't want to, what else can i say...... paradise! first time I've relaxed properly in years!!

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solosurfer, Director of Sales at Papatura Island Retreat, responded to this review

Great to hear you loved Papatura and relaxed! Tanggio tumas.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you want a relaxed, laid back and simple getaway with a variety of empty quality surfing waves, sensational fishing, outstanding food, very friendly staff with accommodation directly on a white sandy beach, then this is the place for you! Stayed a week and couldn't fault it. One of the best getaways ever.

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solosurfer, Director of Sales at Papatura Island Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks Ash, It was a pleasure to have you there and we look forward to see you again in the future. Glad you enjoyed the Papatura experience!

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Seafood meals were sparse. Thought we would be eating seafood most meals. Spaghetti Bolognese, some sort of Chorizo meal with Saos, pork and veggie meal from a pig on spit from who knows how long prior to our arrival . Lobster one night was awesome but didn't make up for the lack of seafood meals. One in our group caught...

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solosurfer, Director of Sales at Papatura Island Retreat, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy Papatura and didn't like the food. Thanks for letting us know. I was concerned about the meals as 96% of our customers have only good things to say about them so I have contacted the other groups who were at Papatura during that period. They have all commented on how they enjoy the meals....

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I just returned from an awesome 9 nights on Papatura. We were a group of 10 blokes who booked a surf package, our trip was amazing. The surf was really good, it ranged from 3ft - 5ft and the wind was offshore the majority of our trip. As part of our package we had 2 boats, so at most there...

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solosurfer, Director of Sales at Papatura Island Retreat, responded to this review

Hi 1849jack, Thanks for your review, sounds like you had a great time! It's always a pleasure to hear hapi guests returning from our little piece of paradise. Hopefully we will see you back at Papatura one day. Regards From All the Papatura Crew.

Reviewed 26 December 2016

being a lover of sea food its a no brainer very good and plenty of it,marg &pete are hosts and the staff are great fun.loved the fishing and the accomidation and we cant wait to back there in 2017 pete & karen

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2016

wonderful laid back hospitality great food great people running the show,thx especially to bob the world class fisherman ,barman and friend for his advice/humour/hospitality and his wonderful demeanour with guests.

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Glad you enjoyed Papatura and Bob's sense of humor, hopefully we'll see you again in the future!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My friend and I traveled to Solomon Islands this October, for a 4 day trip. Getting on to a approx. 16 seater plane and landing on a grass airstrip was definitely one of the most thrilling and exciting experiences of my life so far. Looking around once we landed, it really dawned on us how remote this part of the...

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Hi Bartholomew S, Thanks for your kind words and detailed review! It's was a pleasure to have you visit our little slice of the the South Pacific and we are so glad you enjoy the Papatura experience. We hope to see you again and until then. Tanggio tumas from all the Papatura Crew

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Papatura is a private island located in the Santa Isabel Provence in the Solomons. Your bungalows are just steps from a magnificent white sand beach and pristine coral reef. Step off the map at Papatura with it's rugged tropical jungle, uncrowded surf breaks and world class fishing. Book the whole island or come alone for your Papatura experience. ... more   less 

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Address: Papatura Island, Papatura Island, Solomon Islands
Region: Solomon Islands > Papatura Island
Number of rooms: 8
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“its all good”
pavlovsdog2014, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just ask regarding size or amount in group.”
PaulBodnar, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Maybe a ho shower would be nice . But accommodationwas fine. No complaints from us.”
janjohnson2016, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the water”
colins140, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“All lodges are great. Right on the beach. Steep steps in loft rooms. Room 3 was spacious, big bathroom/toilet.”
798warrickh, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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