The Friendly Islander (Papiloa’s Place) was established in 1979 with the hotel units opened in 1980 and the fales/bungalows were available in early 1991.
Our 26 room hotel is family run and we cater for groups, families, 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.
Our self-contained accommodation in 1 or 2 rooms provides either budget and also comfortable hotel units with sea or pool view, or cosy, quiet and private fales with garden view (some of our rooms also have kitchen 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.