Papatura has been built with natural environment in mind using local bush materials, we are very conscious of the environment and have taken great care with the planning and set out of the retreat.
We have linked up the bungalows, toilets and restaurant and bar with raise timber walkways and are proud to say that we are wheelchair friendly. The entire retreat has a 180 degree view across the turquoise waters of the bay to the coconut groves and the Isabel mountain range which makes for amazing sunsets.
The Deck Bar and Restaurant is informal barefoot dining and a great place to chill out with a good book in the day bed, browse through our library upstairs or have a few cold drinks with other guests at the bar.
3 meals a day are included. Our produce is grown in the local villages and delivered fresh to the island, plus we do have some imported goodies.
Fresh fish and seafood are a specialty of this area with fruits, vegetables and root crops like sweet potato all prepared in traditional and home style cooking. Your menu may include salads, rice, pasta, pizza and a variety of meats as available.
Our cook, with the help of local women will make sure you get tasty meals and expose you to new tastes.
Tea and coffee is available 24/7 and our water is sourced from a spring at the the top of hill which is always fresh and piped direct to the retreat.
The bar is stocked with icy cold Sol Brew beer, basic spirits, Australia white and red wines and bubbles and a full range of soft drinks.
We hope that feel apart of the “Papatura family” when visiting this unspoiled natural playground.
Built above the bar is our library, lounge and chill zone. We run a “take one leave one” options with all novels and a huge selection non fictional cultural, WW2 and Solomon Islands books which stay at the Retreat. It a great place to practice yoga, play a board game or cards or simply chill out over the the house reef and beautiful bay.
We are so isolated that Papatura’s link to the world is via satellite, for a fee you can check on loved ones or important emails via our computer or use our satellite phone . Some mobiles will get reception in the waters around the island; however, this is rare.