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Sunny Beach Lodge

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Sunny Beach Lodge is a fully self-contained, self-catering affordable accommodation located on Aitutaki, Cook Islands. We face the lagoon on the western side of the island, making for spectacular sunsets! Snorkelling is only a 15-minutes walk away, and swimming just a quick stroll down the beach. The Lodge is centrally located and close to shops, eateries, a grocery store, a bank, and an internet lounge. Our beachfront bungalows and garden rooms make Sunny Beach Lodge suitable for couples, families and budget conscious travellers.
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Mirjam wrote a review Nov 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
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Even after winding down on Raro, Aitutaki definitely is next level relaxed. So is staying at Sunny Beach Lodge 😎 I would definitely stay there again! Our host Niki welcomed us with flower ei’s at the airport and took the time to show us part of the island while telling us interesting and useful stuff. He went above and beyond to make sure we‘d enjoy our time on Aitutaki to the max. We had been a little too relaxed about booking a lagoon cruise and it seemed we might literary miss the boat… but Nik came to the rescue and still managed to book us a cruise to One Foot Island! The lodge is perfectly located, right at the beach and in walking distance of a 24/7 supermarket and places to eat. Our apartment was very clean, spacious and well-equipped. The other guests were very nice and clearly also feeling at home, so it was like being part of a small community. Meitaki Ma’ata Nik for making paradise even more unforgettable 🙏🏼🫶🏼
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PunterHS wrote a review Nov 2023
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
2nd time staying here and even better then the first. Sunny Beach Lodge is my favourite place on the island. A true feel good place. Spacious clean accommodation at afforable prices. Shop and takeaway right next door. Direct access to the beautifull lagoon. And most off all super host Nik who will bend over backwards to accommodate all his guests needs efficiently and with a smile. Stay here! Meitaki.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Sunnyboy1990 wrote a review Sept 2023
Ballarat, Australia11 contributions2 helpful votes
It was our first time travelling to Aitutaki island. Although, our flight was delayed, Niki had been waiting for me and my wife patiently and welcomed us with beautiful flower necklaces. We landed around 8 in the afternoon but he was showing us around the town and taking us back and forth for 24 hours-operating convenient store as we needed to buy some groceries. Apart from the top service we received, room condition was absolutely fantastic. Kitchen utensils were all clean including coffee port and toilets, bathroom and the beds are so clean. If you are looking for a host who is warm, kind and treating you like a family with a fantastic conditioned stay, please stay with Sunny Beach Lodge. You will know what I am talking about once you meet Niki. If we are coming back to Aitutaki again, we are staying with Sunny Beach Loadge 200 per cent sure.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elena B wrote a review Aug 2023
Aliso Viejo, California1 contribution
We enjoyed the stay at Sunny Beach. The place was very clean and functional for us. Nicky the owner was over the top, from picking up from the airport, booking us excursions, booking a rental car for us. We couldn’t be happier with this place. We totally recommend this place. Elena and Andrea
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Date of stay: August 2023
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oscarthecat wrote a review Aug 2023
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Superb accommodation for our budget. Clean and beautiful. Right on the beach. Close to the town so we could walk there. Nicky was the extra icing on the cake and he looked after us really well. Nothing was too much for him.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Flyer33302300554 wrote a review Aug 2023
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There are no words to express what a wonderful experience me and my family had and how wonderful the host Nik is. He made us feel at home. No question was a dumb one. He made things so easy for us. Booked our car as well. Papa picked us up with flower lei's and Nik dropped us to and from the airport. The accommodation was what we needed and more. White walls, open space, beds, linen, pillows, towels, bowls, plates, glasses, cups, mosquitoes netting on all the windows and coils to use as well. An open wardrobe to hang things, ceiling and floor fan. two bed side cupboards, two stools to place our bags on, table and chairs for eating, microwave and cook top, fridge, dush pan and broom. There was also a line out the back to hang swimming gears and a basin to wash, rinse swmming gears as well. Information on the table with recommendations. Everything you need. 100 meters to the beach which my mokos loved. Also, provides cheap laundry service as well. Was able to help me to get a headei for a wedding I was attending. Highly, highly recommended. Lovely place, close or walking distance to everything you need. Can't recommend this accommodation enough.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wikidkiwi wrote a review Jul 2023
Bay of Islands, New Zealand155 contributions39 helpful votes
We had a great stay here - everything we needed and Nikki the host is so lovely! Whilst the lagoon out the front is too shallow for swimming/snorkeling, it's a wonderful spot to lie on the loungers to watch the sunset, and great swimming/snorkeling spots are just a very short n]scooter ride away - which was also provided. I would much rather stay here than any of the resorts or on Ootu beach!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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cruisingagain14 wrote a review Aug 2014
Nambour, Australia69 contributions56 helpful votes
Recently spent 4 nights in beachfront unit. Perfect for what we wanted. Clean, tidy, roomy accommodation. Met on arrival at airport. Had booked for beachfront and was not disappointed. Could do with a little more crockery. Nice to relax on deck watching the sun go down. The ceiling fan in the room was very rusty and dusty when we put it on, however was able to catch the sea breeze through louvers. The seat on the sand between coconut trees needs to be upgraded. Friends who stayed in cheaper units in site felt their accommodation was not as cool as our beachfront unit. I would opt for the front beachfront unit if you can afford it. Lovely people running the place and very helpful. Rinos for hiring of scooters/cars is just down the road. Sunny Beach is handy to Pacific Resort, as well as having food places nearby. If flying in from Australia or NZ it is handy to bring some of your own food due to costs as everything is imported. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Opt for one of the beachfront cottages. Closest to the beach is the better one.
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MarbleMagic wrote a review Apr 2014
Pontardawe, United Kingdom36 contributions12 helpful votes
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We were met at the airport by Rata and his grandson, both lovely people. They provided us with lots of information about Aitutaki whilst we drove to Sunny Beach and gave us lots of advice. When we arrived we asked whether the water was drinkable and they said they would advise we drink filtered water. They went home and fetched us 4 giant bottles of filtered water for us which I thought was lovely of them to do. We stayed in the Beach Front Bungalow for one week. To book we had to e-mail them but it was very easy and we paid when we got there. It was extremely clean and comfortable, had good protection from bugs and mosquitos and was the only place in the Cooks where I stayed where ants weren't a huge menace in the rooms! There's no TV signal in Aitutaki so the TV wasn't much use though. The kitchen was good and had all we needed. The water pressure was great also. Another good point was the room never got too hot, the fans were really good and kept the room cooled well. The beach we stayed on was beautiful and completely deserted (see pictures). The views from the room were beautiful and you could hear the sea. Lots of privacy and feels like you have your own beautiful beach. The water is so warm too. The owners came to clean the room every couple of days. They also did our laundry for free in their home every few days. They popped over to see us each day to check if we needed anything. They helped us with hiring a scooter and had bikes we could borrow for free. They also booked trips for us (a Lagoon Cruise is a must!) It's a shame I didn't get to meet Aroha (she was away) but Rata and his grandson were so friendly and made our stay feel really homely. Sunny Beach is walking distance to various shops where you can stock up on food. It is also a short walk to the Pacific Resort and their beach. There aren't many restaurants in Aitutaki but there are a few places to eat nearby to Sunny Beach.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book the Beach Front Bungalows!
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Seaview2013 wrote a review Oct 2013
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions7 helpful votes
I had initially booked a studio unit for 5 days. However when Aroha met me at the Airport I was informed my unit wasn't ready so alternative accommodation was going to be given to me, at the price of the studio unit. To my amazement I was upgraded to the beachfront cottage which had a beautiful deck in front. The Lodge is very central, in fact in walking distance to a bank, take-aways, petrol station, grocery store etc. I soon got my scooter and licence and explored the whole island, meeting friendly folk wherever I went. Aroha organised my trip on the lagoon with Aitutaki Adventures which was fantastic.
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Date of stay: September 2013
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: I would definitely return to this resort. The beachfront cottage if you can afford it.
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Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsAitutaki
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunny Beach Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Sunny Beach Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Aitutaki Lagoon (2.8 km), O'otu Beach (3.5 km), and Mount Maungapu (2.0 km).
What are some restaurants close to Sunny Beach Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Avatea Cafe, Koru Cafe, and Rapae Bay Restaurant and Blackrock Bar.