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Aitutaki Escape

Amuri Cook Islands
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 25/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 25/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 10 hotels in Aitutaki

Aitutaki Escape is a boutique beachfront property with just 3 private beautifully appointed spacious and luxurious Villas, all fully air-conditioned, with direct access to the beach and lagoon.

Each Villa has a private courtyard featuring a swimming pool, beachfront decks and boardwalks, full kitchen facilities, very spacious interiors, king size beds, lavish bathrooms, complimented with genuine Cook Islands hospitality, service and meticulous attention to detail.

An onsite Cafe offers food and beverage experiences daily and all excursions and tours offered on Aitutaki are arranged conveniently onsite.

This property is regarded as the leading Luxury property for Aitutaki with full focus on delivering premiere experiences via its services and facilities and throughout Aitutaki.

Aitutaki Escape boasts authentic Polynesian elegance and offers its guests a secluded and safe haven to leave the rest of the World behind.........

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room service
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Tracy M wrote a review Aug 2021
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
A delightful villa which really did feel like your own slice of paradise. I have to say the accommodation was first class and had the added bonus of the private pool to cool off in if the tide wasn't favourable. The staff were exceptional and this comes from the head, Thomas n his wife Lizzie who would go out of their way to source anything that we so desired. Our lovely housekeepers were so friendly and also would assist us with any request we had. By the end of our stay they felt like family. The whole villa was constructed with coral walls which look unique and a thatched roof which staff suggested represented a canoe travelling over the coral towards the lagoon. The marble flooring was ideal to keep the villa cool, and of course air con in both the lounge and bedroom, if there wasn't enough through breeze. On our last night we had Thomas' renowned 'dinner under the stars' which was an absolute stunning feast of mammoth proportions and with every morsel so delicious it was hard to resist. It included a seafood extravaganza of tuna sashimi, lightly crumbed crab claws, prawns and scallops followed by our main of rib eye fillet and lamb rack. I had seen on previous reviews of Thomas' ability as a chef and he did not disappoint! The continental breakfast they provided daily was always a treat and some of it we would keep for a light lunch or nibble in the late afternoon. There were a few things that were a bit tired as the property is 12 years old but with the difficulty of getting materials and their full occupancy they had been put on hold. Our overall experience was fantastic and we would love to come back and stay again. There are kayaks to freely use. I would recommend bringing your own snorkel and flippers as there are some easy snorkels on the point that you can kayak to. Strongly recommend a car or scooter which they can organise for you, however do it before you arrive as these were limited. Thomas kindly did a stock up of things we requested for the fridge but we chose to dine out at many lovely restaurants around the island for both lunch and dinner. The blue tooth speaker was a great asset, as was their selection of movies if we felt like watching something. There are only three villas in this complex so it really is a great Aituaki Escape!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: With only three villas they are all good. We had the middle one which was perfect and everything...
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Lisa wrote a review Dec 2019
Hamlyn Terrace, Australia290 contributions62 helpful votes
We loved our visit to Aitutaki! Staff were friendly and so happy. Breakfast each day was a delight, we had so much food. Make sure you book a dinner cooked by Thomas.... OMG to die for, we had so much food. The villa is right on the beach, has a lovely private pool, huge king size bed, fully equipped kitchen. If you want a romantic private retreat, this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Mene K, Public Relations Manager at Aitutaki Escape
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Kia Orana, Thank you very much for taking time out of your day to your kind words. It was such a pleasure having you stay with us. We always try to deliver quality customer service to all our guests at all times. We are so happy that you enjoyed your private retreat with us. We wish all the best with your future endeavours and hope to see you again soon. Kia Manuia, Management and staff of Aitutaki Escape
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rwelham wrote a review Oct 2019
11 contributions2 helpful votes
Talk about peace and tranquility. This property has to be the most relaxing place we styed during our 3 week Cook Island vacation. The front of the unit has it's own dock with lounges at the end, the deck is spacious with loungers, table and chairs, the unit is well appointed and we enjoyed the blue tooth speaker so we could enjoy our tunes. Huge bathroom with an equally huge shower. The private pool off the back with it's 8 foot high fence is very nice with deck so you can lounge and sun tan. You must have dinner when you stay as well. Probably the best meal we had. If you want to get way and decompress this is the place to go! Amazing staff on the property. Great breakfast to start the day.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: All 3 units are great. Too bad there's only 3 of them.
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Response from Mene K, Public Relations Manager at Aitutaki Escape
Responded 1 Nov 2019
Kia Orana, Thank you very much for taking time out of your day to post a review about your stay with us. We really appreciate your kind words and thank you for staying with with us, it was our pleasure. Our aim is provide all our guests at all times quality customer services and meal options. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and got some time to decompress before returning back home. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours and hope to see you again soon. Kia Manuia, Mene
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MsDepoe wrote a review Oct 2019
Depoe Bay, Oregon4 contributions10 helpful votes
Aitutaki Escape was EVERYTHING! From the airport pickup with a lei to the final drop-off, we spent a carefree 10 days in paradise. Our villa had everything we needed. We enjoyed everything from walking on the beach to kayaking to relaxing on the beach loungers under the umbrellas to swimming in our own pool. When the restaurant was open (sadly, only twice), it was the best food on the island. The breakfasts were unbelievable! There was more than enough food for the 2 of us. Although I still rate it 5, there were 3 issues that bothered us, although none that much. Even though I paid more $1000 a night, I got charged $15 extra when I asked for additional coffee pods. I thought that was pretty ridiculous and petty. I had not been warned that would happen. Why have that type of coffee machine sitting out if guests will have pay extra for pods? Surprise!! The other is that one day we came back to the villa, and there were 4 children swimming in our pool. It took us quite a while to get them to leave. They were rude and talked back to us, saying they didn't have to leave! We finally determined they belonged to Thomas. I am not sure why they were permitted to swim at guests' villas, because my understanding is that children under 16 aren't permitted there. That was one big reason I chose Aitutaki Escape. Finally, for several days, someone was burning trash right over our fence. We had not only smoke, but pieces of burned material. The smoke was a problem. But I would still return to Aitutaki Escape.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: They are all good.
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Response from Mene K, Public Relations Manager at Aitutaki Escape
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Kia Orana, Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to post a review about your stay with us. We apologise for the late reply as there were a few issues raised that we needed to look into. Nevertheless, we are happy that your overall stay with was pleasant. We will be reviewing our additional coffee pods policy. Thank you very much for bringing that issue to our attention. In regards to the 4 children swimming in the pool, we sincerely apologise for this and will get to the bottom of it. Also I can assure you that the kids did not belong to Thomas as all his children and grand children live in Rarotonga. We suspect they could have been local children living in the area. If you had advised us of this issue on the day we would have dealt with it then. We really appreciate that you have brought this to our attend. We will now be implementing an after hours staffing patrol to ensure this does not happen again. Aitutaki Escape is surrounded by private properties that we do not have any control over at times. Also fires are not prohibited in Cook Islands. It is part of our life style which is a normal for us but offensive to others. We sincerely for this and will sort it out so that this does not happen again. All in all, thank you for choosing to stay with us. We really value your feedback as this will help us improve our services for all our future guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kia Manuia, Mene
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gilsanx wrote a review Sep 2019
Guadalajara, Mexico17 contributions1 helpful vote
You will love the quiet ambient and total privacy. There are only 3 rooms, depending on the number of guests you will need the proper one. The villas are close from the airport which is convenient to enjoy every second you spend there. Breakfast was plenty and tasty. There is a landscape view very near, "Maungap", so you can literally go walking from your room and back, just wear comfortable clothing and protect yourself from the sun. Thomas is very professional and will make sure your stay is a charm. You can ask him to make proper reservations for any available activity you plan, like getting to the scooter rental, lagoon tours, dining. You are also welcome to use the bikes provided at the villas. Want to explore the front beach? no problem, you can go walking or you can use the kayaks over there. If you feel like cooking, there's a kitchen and fridge. Since there isn't artificial illumination at night, you will have the chance to observe the sky and stars. Thomas cooks 1 or 2 times a week. If you are offered the opportunity to dine there, do it, no regrets since it was the best dinner in the island. We preferred this location than a hotel and we do not regret, because we didn't have to deal with plenty of people or personnel. As a honeymoon stay, you can't value enough the fact that you are there only for your beloved one. We are very happy we had the chance to visit.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Room Tip: Plan ahead your dinner options, ask for assistance to get to other places (schedule a van to pick...
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Response from Mene K, Public Relations Manager at Aitutaki Escape
Responded 5 Oct 2019
Kia Orana, Thank you very much for taking time out of your day to post your review about your stay with us. It was such a pleasure having you and we are really happy that you enjoyed everything minute with us. We strive to deliver quality customer service, food and smiles from day one. It is great to hear that you got to spend that quality time with your loved with us. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours and do hope to see you again soon. Take care. Kia Manuia from the Management and staff of Aitutaki Escape
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US$732 - US$1,105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aitutaki Escape
Which popular attractions are close to Aitutaki Escape?
Nearby attractions include Aitutaki Lagoon (3.4 km), O'otu Beach (2.6 km), and Mount Maungapu (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aitutaki Escape?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Aitutaki Escape?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Aitutaki Escape?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Aitutaki Escape?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aitutaki Escape?
Conveniently located restaurants include Koru Cafe, Rapae Bay, and Tamanu Beach Resort.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aitutaki Escape?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Aitutaki Escape have airport transportation?
Yes, Aitutaki Escape offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Aitutaki Escape have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.