First ask yourself the question- “what kind of traveler am I?”
If your answer is that you need luxury accommodations on the beach with towel changes and beds made daily. Restaurants on site for quick dining and spa options with a workout room- then no, this is not the place for you.
If your answer is that you are an adventure traveler who uses a home base to check in and clean up. One within walking distance of the beach and town to patronize local establishments and a half hour away from almost anywhere on Oahu- then yes, you are at the right place.
Papaya Paradise is “old school cool”. We found the accommodations to be perfect for us and the price fit our budget perfectly. Our room was neatly apportioned with white rattan furniture and a very comfy bed. Each night we slept well.
The shared kitchen was an excellent place for the food we purchased at the Whole Foods that is just 5 minutes away. Bob’s famous coffee was a welcome treat each morning as we sat on the lanai for breakfast. The backyard is peaceful and a great place to start, plan and end your days.
Jeanette is the best resource for local information. Her beta on Maunawili Falls was much more accurate than mine. She recommended attractions that weren’t even included in my guide book. Her reference pile is up-to-date and proved more helpful than my Guide Book purchased on line.
PB&B also provides some of those things that can nickel and dime a traveler. They have beach mats, towels and boogie boards for use. If you forgot something like bug spray they’ve got your back.
We were wholly unprepared for the magnitude of the beauty of Oahu. I didn’t anticipate falling in love with the island. I attribute much of this to feeling welcome and at home with the Martzs. My only regret is that we didn’t spend more than 4 nights there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hosted/licensed Bed and Breakfast home in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii since 1987 with original owners. The 2 units can accommodate 2 people each are on the ground floor each with a private entry, private bath, AC, TV with DVD and movie library,internet access (bring your laptop) that opens onto a swimming pool with views of the Koolau mountains. One unit has a king size bed, the other unit has a queen size bed and single bed. A daily self-catered breakfast (we provide cereal with milk; bagel with cream cheese, bread for toast with jams,jellies, peanut butter) is included in the price. Bob will have fresh brewed coffee or hot water tea waiting for you. A full size fridge w/freezer, microwave and toaster just for the guests in our 2 units is available in a separate area.Papaya Paradise is located just 1/2 mile from Kailua Beach, which was voted the #1 beach in the country in 1998 (we provide beach accessories)and Kailua town. Free off street parking. Honolulu Airport and Waikiki is just a 20/30 minute drive away. All activities and attractions are within a 60/75 minute drive. TA#W00301866. 90/BB-0021 ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Papaya Paradise Hotel Kailua
- Papaya Paradise b&b
- Papaya Paradise Bed And Breakfast Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii