Mark and Maria Stephens, who previously operated Pacific Treelodge Resort, and Matt Simpson, the former owner of Green Banana Paper, have teamed up to bring a new hotel to the island of Kosrae in Micronesia. Island Hopper Hotel is a cozy, air-conditioned accommodation with 10 rooms and a range of activities for guests to enjoy. It opened in January 2023.

The hotel offers diving, surfing, paddling, and island tours, and a restaurant, giving guests everything they need for an incredible stay on the island. The owners have combined their expertise and love for the island to create a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors.

Mark and Maria have a long history in the hospitality industry, having operated Pacific Treelodge Resort for many years. Their passion for providing excellent service and creating memorable experiences for guests has translated into their latest venture, Island Hopper Hotel.

Matt is a teacher and social impact entrepreneur who has a background in helping to create jobs and opportunities for the community. He is also an experienced surfer and has a deep love for the island of Kosrae and its culture. Matt saw the potential for an eco-friendly hotel that would provide guests with an authentic experience while also creating economic opportunities for the local community by providing much needed services to visitors of the island.

All three owners have a deep love and appreciation for the island of Kosrae and its people. They have combined their experiences and passions to create a hotel that provides guests with a unique and authentic experience. Island Hopper Hotel is not just a place to stay, but a gateway to the island’s attractions and breathtaking landscapes while sharing a little of that timelessness and friendliness that the island is so famous for.

Island Hopper Hotel is the result of a collaboration between three individuals with a passion for hospitality, sustainability, and the island of Kosrae. With 10 cozy air-conditioned rooms, a range of activities, and a commitment to preserving the environment, the hotel is set to provide visitors with a unique and unforgettable experience.