Kabaira Beach Hideaway is set right on the beach with views across Atalikilikun Bay, 45 minutes from Rabaul and Kokopo. The recently renovated property was originally used as a stopover for local plantation owners when they transported their cocoa and copra produce to Rabaul.
This un-commercialised, family owned and operated property is an ideal property for travellers seeking a more local experience. Your hosts are more than willing to share their knowledge with guests and invite you into their family.
The main building is a simple, basic, lodge-style guesthouse containing two twin share rooms and two single rooms. The rooms have shared bathroom facilities with hot water and share a balcony.
Next to the guesthouse are two free standing, ocean view bungalows both with nice balconies, seating area and private en-suite facilities to provide the option of a more exclusive stay. One bungalow sleeps 3 people in a queen bed + 1 single bed whilst the other 2 storey bungalow is good for small groups or families with 1 queen bed + 3 single beds for up to 5 people.
Maximum occupancy at Kabaira Beach Hideaway is only 15 guests. All accommodations are fan cooled and have mosquito netting.
Adjacent to the sleeping quarters is a small dining area and bar stocking beer and soft drinks. Three meals are served daily, and the menu takes on a Rabaul flavour which is a blend of local, Australian and Chinese cuisine. Tea, coffee, cake and fresh fruit is also available. All meals are included in your stay. There is also a large outdoor terrace Beach Lounge on the waterfront, surrounded by landscaped gardens.
Snorkel on Kabaira Beach Hideaway’s impressive house reef with an easy beach entry, sloping down to 18 metres. Diving can be organised to explore the reefs and surrounding islands, or stay on land and enjoy half or full day tours around the Gazelle Peninsula, visit local World War II historical sites or take a walk around the local markets. Tours include Rabaul’s Harbour Cruise and Volcano Tour, a Plantation Tour, Fishing and Island Camping, Jungle and Waterfall Treks.