Kabaira Beach Hideaway

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8.7 out of 10

This laid-back resort on the waterfront radiates a ramshackle air, and combines friendly informality and a picturesque setting. Lodgers can stay in one of four simple all-wood rooms with shared bathrooms or in one of the roomier bungalows, each with a private bathroom. There’s excellent kayaking, swimming and snorkelling on the house reef and the homestyle cooking receives high marks.

A host of activities can be arranged, including diving with the associated Kabaira Dive in Kokopo, plus Robinson Crusoe–style picnics (or overnights) on nearby islands. It’s about 60 minutes from Rabaul on PMV 5 (infrequent especially on Sundays), though you may have to transfer at Basis. From Kokopo take PMV 4 to Keravat and change to PMV 5 to Kabaira. Airport transfers are K50 one way. Free laundry. Reserve ahead.

Quick description via booking.com

Set amongst tropical gardens, Kabaira Beach Hideaway is a small lodge that offers a private beach and free snorkeling. All meals are included and served buffet-style in the communal dining room. There is also free WiFi and daily laundry service. Kabaira Hideaway is a 45-minute drive from Rabaul and Tavurvur Volcano. It is 80 minutes' drive from Kokopo and a 2-hour drive from Tokua/Rabaul Airport. Airport transfers are available for an additional charge. The guest house offers a variety of rooms and bungalows with fans and mosquito nets. Bathrooms are fitted with showers. The communal verandah and bungalows offer sea and garden views. Nestled in a traditional village environment, the property offers a small children’s playground. Land tours and volcano hikes can be arranged. Meal options include a mix of traditional food, as well as Australian and Chinese cuisine. Tea, coffee, cakes and fresh fruit are served daily.

Important information

Transfers are available to and from Tokua Airport. These are charged 100 PGK per person, one way (200 PGK per person return). Please inform Kabaira Beach Hideaway in advance if you want to use this service, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note that there is a 5% charge when you pay with a Visa or Mastercard credit card. Please note that Kabaira Beach Hideaway does not accept payments with American Express credit cards.
Please inform Kabaira Beach Hideaway in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.
This property is accessible via an unpaved road, which may be unsuitable for some vehicles.

Features of Kabaira Beach Hideaway


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Airport shuttle
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Canoeing
  • Packed lunches
  • Tour desk
  • Snorkelling
  • Wifi
  • Private beach area
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Beachfront
  • On-site parking
  • Indoor play area
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Kid meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Secured parking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Restaurant (buffet)


  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Daily maid service


  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking