"Malo e Lelei" Welcome to The Friendly Islander (Papiloa's)

"Malo e Lelei" Welcome to The Friendly Islander (Papiloa's)

The Friendly Islander (Papiloa’s) was established in 1979 with the Units opened in 1980 and the Fales/Bungalows were available in early 1991.     

Our place has 26 rooms and it is family run, we cater for groups, families, couples, business people and those who just need an affordable break away.

Conveniently located on the waterfront just a short 15-30 minute walk to the main town center with  local restaurants and bars as well as passing the local fish market and fresh fish restaurants along the way. We are also about a 30 minute drive from the airport.

We offer accommodation in self-catering 1 or 2 room cosy and private fales (bungalows) situated amongst gardens.  Or comfortable budget units with sea or pool view.  Some of our rooms also have kitchenette facilities.

We recommend stays in our separate fales where you can also appreciate and experience nature amongst its tranquil garden surrounding.

Papiloa and staff look forward to hosting you and are on hand with personal service to make your stay with us, as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

Our simple motto is, “arrive as a guest and leave as a friend”.

Why stay with us?

We offer best value for your money in a relaxing home-away-from-home atmosphere.

What we offer

What we offer

  • Affordable accommodation in fales/bungalows (with garden view) or budget units (with sea or pool view) 
  • Book direct for best discount (minimum 3+ night stay)
  • Best rate is offered for cash payment
  • Major credit cards accepted + fee
  • All rooms with private shower/toilet, patio, fan, fridge, kettle (some rooms also have kitchen amenities and other room extras)
  • All fales with television and some radio with flat screen and cable tv/dvd also hardwood floors
  • All accommodation is now self-catering and a bond applies (fully refundable on check out subject to conditions - details on check in)
  • General reception/office hours (8am-8pm)
  • Airport transfers (by prior arrangement 24h)
  • Courtesy late check out on Sundays (by 6pm)
  • Free wifi in lobby and some rooms with portable access (as available)
  • No housekeeping service
  • Freshwater swimming pool (for guest use only)
  • Sea pool across the road
  • Restaurant (for guest use only, meals available by prior arrangement)
  • Lounge bar (for guest use only)
  • Outside BBQ area (large fales area & pool area)
  • Small kids outdoor play area (large fales area)
  • Excellent set-up for groups and sports teams
  • Meeting room
  • Laundry
  • Vehicle hire
  • Tours and taxis available as required
  • Carpark 
  • Luggage storage
  • Cultural talks and demonstration with Papiloa (by prior arrangement)
  • Management on site 24/7
  • Night duty security (as available)